Ideas on what to do with leftover turkey…

Being from Minnesota, some of my favorite recipes involve wild rice.  The one I’m including here is modified from a grocery store cookbook entitled The Best of Byerly’s and is a great way to use leftover turkey.   
Turkey Wild Rice Soup
6 Tablespoons butter
1 Tablespoon minced onion
1/2 cup flour
2 1/2 cups chicken broth
2 cups cooked wild rice
1/2 cup finely shredded carrots
2 cups cooked turkey
1 – 12 ounce can evaportated skim milk
Melt butter in saucepan, saute onion until tender.  Blend in flour, gradually stir in broth.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil.  Boil and stir
one minute.  Sitr in wild rice, turkey and carrots and simmer about 5 minutes.  Blend in
evaporated milk.  Heat to serving temperature. 
p.s. you can buy wild rice that is already cooked in a can if you don’t want the bother of cooking it!

One of our favorite dishes is Turkey Tetrazzini – it freezes well and can be brought out in January for an aromatic warming-for-the-body dish.

1 16 oz pkg (use half) spaghetti

1 ¼ cups finely chopped onion (1 cup sautéed)

1 cup chopped green bell pepper

5 ½ cups cooked, diced turkey (or chicken)

4 cups grated Monteray Jack cheese

2 10 3/4 oz cans cream of mushroom soup

1 10 ¾ oz soup can milk

Salt and pepper to taste

Break spaghetti in half, and cook as directed until al dente; drain.  Saute onions in margarine.  Thoroughly mix onions and remaining ingredients with spaghetti in large bowl.  Put in containers to cook or freeze.  To prepare for serving, thaw and bake uncovered in a preheated 350 degree oven until bubbly, about 30-40 minutes.  Serves about 12.

Enjoy!  Susan


Thanksgiving has been over
for at least a week or two,
but we’re all still eating turkey,
turkey salad, turkey stew,

turkey puffs and turkey pudding,
turkey patties, turkey pies,
turkey bisque and turkey burgers,
turkey fritters, turkey fries.

For lunch, our mother made us
turkey slices on a stick,
there’ll be turkey tarts for supper,
all this turkey makes me sick.

For tomorrow she’s preparing
turkey dumplings stuffed with peas,
oh I never thought I’d say this —
“Mother! No more turkey… PLEASE!”

 It’s Thanksgiving by Jack Prelutsky

Have fun with the “leftovers”!  Pam

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