Thursday, November 26, 2009

Kalyn's Top Ten List of Turkey Leftover Recipes (and Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!)

One of my top ten ideas for Turkey Leftovers is Turkey and
Cannellini Bean Soup with Sweet Potatoes and Rosemary.

(Updated Thanksgiving 2009) It's Thanksgiving Day and all over America people have spent weeks thinking about the menu. I've tried to help those who aren't completely abandoning their diets with Thanksgiving Recipes that are tasty and South Beach Diet friendly as well. Today I'll be spending the day at my sister's house enjoying a nice holiday meal, and reflecting on all the things I've had to be thankful for this past year. I hope my readers are having a wonderful holiday too, spending time with people you love. I'll be (gasp!) taking a few days off from blogging after Thanksgiving but before I sign off I want to share my favorite ideas for using leftover turkey.

If you're going to make any of the soup recipes I've included, I highly recommend you start by simmering the turkey carcass and making turkey stock. Nothing can compared to the flavor of soup made with homemade turkey stock, plus making your own stock from leftovers is like getting free food!

Now, here's my top ten list of what to make with that leftover turkey. I like all these recipes, so they aren't ranked in order, but I'd love to hear in the comments about which looks best to you!



















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22 comments:

Bellini Valli said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Kalyn. Next to the big event leftovers are the best part of the holidays:D

jesse said...

YUM! I'm always that guest hanging around to grab the carcass at the end of dinner... thanks for the great recipes! Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Day Lady said...

Hi Kalyn!
Mmmm! Great recipes - thank you!
Turkey is my all time fav!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family - so glad you are taking some time for yourself to rest and renew.

God Bless
Suzie :O)

Pam said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I can't decide..the sweet potato or the barley soup!

Patty said...

Thanks for all the great recipes Kalyn. I made your Broccoli Au Gratin w/Swiss & Parmesan, and your ww stuffing with italian sausage & apple (insteead of pear). All very yummy!

Enjoy your few days off...

Kalyn said...

Hi everyone. Appreciate the Thanksgiving wishes and nice comments. Just checking in for a minute. My turkey stock is bubbling on the stove right now!

Jeanne said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Great ideas and isn't a bubbling pot of stock just the best thing for making you feel like a domestic goddess??!

melissa said...

I'm going to try (hopefully) my first turkey soup this year. LOVE the turkey barley one. Best one I've seen all day. That will go on my short list.

RecipeGirl said...

I'm all over that soup with the lime in it... you're so right- the lime gives it that special flavor that you can't leave out!

Growing in the Green said...

Enjoy your social time Kalyn. Sure grateful for you taking time to post during this hectic season.

Blessings, KR

Gina said...

Your soup looks great! I love your blog. I am adding you to my blogroll. Happy Holidays!
Gina

Ning said...

This sounds like a real comforting and nutritious soup! Happy Thanksgiving!

Kalyn said...

Thanks everyone. I'm noticing some comments aren't coming to my e-mail, so sorry if I am a bit slow in publishing them. Not sure what's going on there, but happy soup making everyone!

myfrenchkitchen said...

A great leftover soup and so eqasy to adapt!
ronell

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

A belated Happy Thanksgiving! I was traveling, so there are no leftovers in the house. However, after getting a look at that black bean recipe, I may have to roast a turkey myself!

white on rice couple said...

I'm eyeing that turkey barley soup Kalyn! There's still lots of turkey left over, so your soup will be simmering over my stove tonight!

Jenna said...

ugh! you just reminded me I forgot to ask for the turkey carcass so I could make stock. I'm so so so bummed. I was looking forward to some turkey soup. i can't wait to try the rice cabbage turkey salad. i love cold rice salads and my whole family loves red cabbage.

Jaime said...

happy Thanksgiving! I love this post b/c of course everyone always have leftover turkey :)

Lea Ann said...

Thesse all look so fabulous, but my favorite is just a plain ol white bread turkey sandwich with lettuce and mayo. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family

Kalyn said...

Lea Ann, I agree it's hard to beat a turkey sandwich, but no mustard? I would need mustard on it, and if you can make the sandwich from leftover rolls, that's my favorite!

Nate-n-Annie said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Kalyn, and thanks for the mention on your BlogHer article!

Tasty Eats At Home said...

Love the sweet potato and black beans combo. yum!

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