How long do you drag out the left overs?

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How long do you drag out the left overs?
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Fri, 11-28-2003 - 6:41pm
After the meal on Thanksgiving I freeze enough meat for one or two future meals. We eat left overs Thursday evening and Friday. Everything that is not eaten is then thrown away.

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Fri, 11-28-2003 - 7:58pm
The thing I love the most about turkey dinner is the left overs. Dh makes his famous turkey pot pie and if there is enough left over turkey, I'll do chinese food the day after. We don't really keep any for another *turkey dinner*. A few slices of turkey for sandwiches is nice though.
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Fri, 11-28-2003 - 8:19pm
We just tossed the bones. I hate keeping turkey around for days and days. My parents stayed over last night, and we all had turkey, cranberry sauce, and stuffing sandwiches for lunch, and then DH, the boys, and I had turkey dinner again tonight.

It was really good, but I'm glad it's gone.

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Fri, 11-28-2003 - 9:04pm
I had a 24 pound turkey. I gave some to my MIL last night. We had sandwiches today and we'll have a full turkey dinner tomorrow night. I'll give some to my folks and maybe make soup out of the rest. We can freeze the soup. DH is constantly raiding the fridge, so there won't be any left after a few days anyway.
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Sat, 11-29-2003 - 10:13am
Some stuff is thrown out immediately (sweet potatoes).

Okmrsmommy-36, CPmom to DD-16 and DS-14

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Registered: 11-15-2003
Sat, 11-29-2003 - 8:47pm
Things to do w/ leftover turkey.

1)Feed it to our kids! They love the stuff. (my two older boys have eaten a whole roast chicken by themselves in one meal, and they like turkey even better.)

2)Tureky-rice casserole

3)Mexi-turkey

4)Turkey sandwiches (w swiss and mustard, bq sauce, blt + turkey, etc)

5)Turkey Caccitore (sorry spelling police. I don't have spell-check.)

Really, even though we have a 22lb bird it will be gone in less than a week, unless I freeze some.


Happy gobbling!

Merrilyn














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Registered: 08-12-2003
Mon, 12-01-2003 - 3:46pm
So far, turkey sandwiches, turkey salad and turkey soup. Stuffing and gravy made an appearance with pork roast the other night. Next up, turkey in marinara sauce w/spaghetti, and that's the end of the bird. The ham/hambone are in the freezer awaiting reincarnation in bean soup. In laws kept all the desserts and I don't know the whereabouts of the vile corn cassertole my SIL makes. Perhaps it walked off on its own.

 

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 12-01-2003 - 4:30pm
No leftovers.

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Tue, 12-02-2003 - 6:23pm
I just used whatever turkey and bones were left for two big pots of soup. dh loooooves turkey soup as well as ds2 and me, so this will not go to waste. we will freeze one til the other is gone. it will be in the twenties here tonight, so turkey soup is in order. yum!
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Tue, 12-02-2003 - 6:39pm
I don't eat leftovers. I make sure we either don't have so much food that any is left over or that someone gets it who will use it.

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Tue, 12-02-2003 - 7:00pm
Well, the joke was on me. I said that I throw everything out Friday, and I do, because I think it's kind of gross to eat leftovers that are more than a day or so old. So on Sunday we had friends over to hang out. Because our family room is only 90% done, and I am feeling very stressed out lately, my friend said she'd bring stuff over for lunch, and combine it with whatever I had. So it was very casual, no cooking or anything -- just get the kids and ourselves together to chat, play, and go for a walk.

Well, they brought their Thanksgiving leftovers, LOL. They were proud of all the stuff they'd had for T-day, and were very excited to share. DH wouldn't eat it (he *always* makes me be the designated drinker or eater), so I had to. And I survived, so that shows that I'm probably a little too anal about this stuff.

Congratulations! I'm so happy to hear it. I just heard the good news and popped back over, just in case you were still checking in.

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