Friday, November 26, 2010

Leftover Turkey Recipe #2- Turkey Tortalinni

This is not an official recipe since I made it up but it is delicious and the kidlets love it!

Refrigerated Tortellini
Leftover chunked Turkey
1 red bell and yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
Olive oil
pesto sauce

I take the refrigerated or frozen cheese filled tortellini and cook as directed. I then saute some thinly sliced red and yellow bell peppers in olive oil until tender crisp. In the last few minutes throw in as many chunks of turkey until warmed through.

Add to the cooked tortellini and toss in the pesto sauce of your choice. (As much as you would like.)


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Leftover Turkey Recipe #1- Turkey and rice bake

I am always searching for leftover turkey recipes that will fool my family into thinking they are not eating leftover turkey. No small feat.

I like this recipes because it flavorful and I can freeze half for another day....further stretching the turkey eating! :)

Turkey and Rice Bake

6 slices bacon
1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 cup sliced onion
2 cups cooked rice
1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach or broccoli, cooked and drained
2 tablespoons chopped pimiento
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup sour cream
turkey slices, 6 to 8 large slices or enough sliced turkey for 6 people
1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1 tablespoon melted butter

Cook bacon until crisp. Drain on paper towels then crumble. In 2 tablespoons of the drippings in the same skillet, cook onion and celery until just tender. Combine the rice, bacon, onion, celery, spinach, pimiento, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Combine the soup and sour cream then stir half of it into the rice and vegetable mixture. Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 11x7-inch baking dish. Arrange turkey slices over rice and vegetable mixture. Spoon remaining soup and sour cream mixture over turkey. Toss bread crumbs with butter and sprinkle around edge of casserole. Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 30 to 35 minutes, until hot and browned around the edge.Serves 6.

Recipe taken from Southern Food. You can find the original post here.

Monday, November 22, 2010

No Menu Plan Monday- Turkey WEEK!!

So because of Turkey week I am not going to be posting Menu Plan Monday.

Instead, I will be posting several recipes that use leftover turkey. (All kid friendly!!!)

I have really been thinking of all the things I have that I have to be thankful blessed we are!!