Saturday, November 29, 2008

When Thanksgiving Gives You Leftovers...

Make Turkey Soup!

Today we got tired of leftovers. It was bound to happen. The trouble is, we got tired of leftovers when there was still a nearly-full ziploc bag of turkey left. So, I got creative and made soup. I took the bag of turkey and dumped it in the crockpot, then rummaged through my pantry for what to add. I found two cans of petite diced tomatoes that I had, a can of white northern beans and a can of kidney beans and dumped them all in. I then added a large carton of chicken broth and a jar of taco sauce that I had for some extra zip. But it still needed something... I remembered we had some leftover corn from Thanksgiving and dumped it in too. Then I added some garlic powder, some Italian seasoning, some cumin, some salt and pepper and my soup was done! I left it in the crockpot all day and it smelled and tasted delicious tonight when we sat down to eat it. I made some cornbread to go with it, which complemented the soup perfectly.

What have you all done with your leftovers? Are you still eating them or are you getting creative?
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Alyce said...

My fridge is overflowing! I had family here for 8 days, so there was alot of food! I do not like leftovers either! I've got roast beef and veggies left from one night, so I am going to make beef stew with that. I've got some rice leftover, so I'll probably make chicken or turkey soup with that and then if there is still turkey left, I'm going to make a turkey pot pie.

Shelly said...

Sounds pretty good after throwing that all together. I could almost smell it through the computer the way you described it.

BTY I cam via Joanne's blog.