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san j
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Anything creative you do with leftovers?
There's plenty on the internet, in the way of ideas.
Just read one that struck my flint (because it featured cauliflower):
Turkey Shepherd's Pie, using chunks of turkey, peas/carrots/gravy/onions, with a cauliflower/garlic mash and parmesan cheese.

Have y'all come across anything inspiring?


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I eat them!

Seriously, I don't mind having a turkey leg or wing, homemade cranberry sauce and mashed rutabaga for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

I think we've almost finished the turkey, but if we got tired of eating too much white meat, my plan was to make a turkey salad with compliant mayonnaise, diced onion and other compliant crunchy veggies.

Incidentally, raw rutabaga isn't too bad when finely diced and combined into a salad.  It's like jicama, but not as sweet and juicy.


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Yesterday we had our once a year sandwiches:  Spelt sourdough bread lightly toasted, spread liberally with compliant homemade ranch dressing, topped with white meat slices, topped with a nice pile of shredded Romaine and more dressing.  SO DELICIOUS!  And since we keep our grain intake very low, a real treat for us.  

We love okra and "chicken gumbo" has been one of my favorites since I was very young.  SO - tomorrow we are having Turkey Gumbo!   (Without the sausage that is called for in most gumbo recipes). Cook everything and add the cut up turkey at the end.  

Turkey stew is quite delicious also.  Cook all the veggies you would use in any stew and add the left over turkey plus gravy at the end.  

Most of the left over turkey is in portion-weighed packages with some gravy to keep it moist in the freezer for future meals.  The bones and fresh veggies went into my largest stock pot and there are now a few quarts of turkey broth in the freezer also.




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Yesterday we had our once a year sandwiches:  Spelt sourdough bread lightly toasted, spread liberally with compliant homemade ranch dressing, topped with white meat slices, topped with a nice pile of shredded Romaine and more dressing.  SO DELICIOUS!  And since we keep our grain intake very low, a real treat for us.  

We love okra and "chicken gumbo" has been one of my favorites since I was very young.  SO - tomorrow we are having Turkey Gumbo!   (Without the sausage that is called for in most gumbo recipes). Cook everything and add the cut up turkey at the end.  

Turkey stew is quite delicious also.  Cook all the veggies you would use in any stew and add the left over turkey plus gravy at the end.  

Most of the left over turkey is in portion-weighed packages with some gravy to keep it moist in the freezer for future meals.  The bones and fresh veggies went into my largest stock pot and there are now a few quarts of turkey broth in the freezer also.



It all sounds great, especially resourcefully making the stock.  



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The Thanksgiving Turkey usually reappears at Christmas as turkey gumbo.
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MMMMMMM gumbo!!!!! yummo!!!!!
md has good gumbo recipes!


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On Friday night, I reheated some white and dark meat turkey in gravy, plus reheated the rest of the leftovers. Last night I made a turkey stir-fry. I have bones simmering for soup right now, and another gallon-sized bag of soup bones in the freezer for another soup in a couple of weeks.

I'm planning a turkey pot pie later this week- some kind of rice flour/turkey fat crust, with turkey meat, carrots, peas, and rutabagas floating in gravy inside the crust. I'll see how I'm feeling later today (I gave blood earlier and I'm not sure I'm  up for chopping veggies) so that might be tomorrow's dinner instead of today's. I may just roast whole sweet potatoes and reheat some turkey in gravy.

I do plan to freeze some of the leftover meat.


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we've only got the legs left. I'll use them to make turkey stock, and then use all for turkey veggie soup, next cold spell that comes in. (looks like later this week)




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I'm surprised by how many times "gravy" was mentioned.  I'm assuming most of you have made it from scratch using non-avoid ingredients.  But I'm so used to avoiding gravy, I didn't even bother with it.  Besides, the mashed rutabaga and the homemade cranberry sauce provided enough "juice" to offset any dryness of the turkey.  Am I the only one who opted out of gravy?


My SWAMI diet is a blend of BTD and GTD Explorer, but I'm not totally compliant.  Also I try to choose foods that have a Low Glycemic index.  DW and DD are A+, probably also Explorer.
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I make my own gravy with turkey broth (or diluted turkey-cooking liquid) thickened with rice flour. It's nutrient-dense and delicious!


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SP I never really cared for gravy. I always cook my turkey breast side down for the 1st half of cooking that way the juices keep that meat moist. I also add oil and spices under the skin which I think also helps.


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I think the gravy/jus is also for the benefit of any stuffing or mashed potatoes plated nearby...


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IT'S DONE, DONE DONE!

We had the turkey gumbo the other night and tonight we finished the last of the cut up turkey and gravy that was in the refrigerator in a delicious stew.  

All the rest of the meat and the turkey stock/broth has been in the freezer since the day after Thanksgiving.  

NOW - I can go back to eating the beans, beans, beans, beans that I prefer!!!!


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