It always seems surprising to me because of such build up to
Thanksgiving and for all the work that goes into the one big meal. It is definitely one of my favorite meals of
the year, how can it not be with all those delicious dishes!
days like we have, but the leftovers will continue to go a lot farther in our
year – I want to make sure that I use up the turkey. Not just the white meat on Thanksgiving, and some
turkey sandwiches or a turkey and rice soup, which are all great things in
their own right, but I also want to be able to use those leftovers during our
very busy Christmas season and into the New Year.
turkey pot pie in a bag – literally just cut up turkey and gravy in a freezer
bag. Then when I want to make a pie, I
only need to take the bag out of the freezer, let it thaw overnight put in a
pie crust and then throw some frozen veggies in (my kids like green beans and
peas). Bake at 450 degrees for 10
minutes, and then turn the oven down to 350 degrees and let it go until the
crust is done and it is bubbling – super easy!
though, is to make turkey stock.
inexpensive to get at the store, much more so than purchasing those cartons of
organic vegetable stock.
the winter time. The minerals it
contains are all immune boosting, which is important with all the germs going
around. It also contains healing
compounds such as proline, glycine, collagen, and glutamine. And the collagen in bone broth helps to heal
your gut lining. (source)
all.day.long. The all day part is the
most important. You need to give the bones
time to release all the great nutrients.
overnight and then put into gallon size freezer bags to lay flat and freeze
(then conveniently stack) to use for soups, stews, and chili throughout the
typically I do it over the weekend, but we were busy putting up our tree, and I
forgot to put it in. So my house will
smell delicious today! What are some ways that you use up
leftovers? Do you make bone broth?