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Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Aftermath... Leftovers !



I purposely make a larger than needed turkey for two reasons; one- I send a large amount of leftovers home with the guests, and two; I like leftovers too!
Friday was Turkey Barley Soup, simple stuff! Chopped up white and dark turkey meat, trimmed, 2 qts. of turkey stock made from the bird, pearl barley, chopped onion,chopped celery, and chopped carrots, a touch of seasonings- all thrown in a slow cooker on low for 5 hrs. With dinner rolls, and some pumpkin pie, it makes a nice, simple meal!
Saturday, I made kind of a mini turkey and cheese sandwich, with cooked turkey, Havarti cheese, mayo, lettuce, with a slice of tomato on a dinner roll.. very simple and good! A cold sandwich can be superior to one heated or grilled sometimes...
Today will be Asian Sock-eye salmon, with the last of the bean casserole- but that's another post!

38 comments:

MarmiteToasty said...

oh how I love turkey meat :)

Whats that pink thing in the top photo?

x

Lil Red said...

I'm not a big fan of cold sandwiches, but the way you describe the minis...OMG! Why do you do this to me at 9 am on a Sunday?? It's sinful!!

That fluorescent whipped cream looks mighty tasty as well. ;)

buffalodick said...

Marmy- Whipped cream exposed to radium, apparently.. :)
Red- I have no idea why that photo made my white whipped cream pink.. getting in touch with my feminine side, or something... :)

A Year on the Grill said...

I am making leftovers as we speak.... Yum!!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

We had cold turkey sandwiches for dinner Friday night - they are my favorite! As are Thanksgiving leftovers... Well, and the whole Thanksgiving Feast, too... :)

Martha's Menagerie said...

Yum! I think I'll try your turkey barley soup with the stock and leftover bag of turkey I stuck in the freezer yesterday. It's ham and egg casserole over here for brunch today and then on to the game day appetizer buffet this afternoon :-)

doggybloggy said...

well you definitely couldnt be an Iron Chef contestant because they do not have 5 hours to cook cooked turkey...LOL the barley sounds good though - I love barley soup!

buffalodick said...

Griller- Taking a break from turkey- salmon today!
Stacy- A brined bird's leftovers last longer, without that "smell"..
Martha- Sounds like a good day for you!
DogB- I can cook it quicker, but why? Barley, the forgotten grain...

highlandsranchfoodie said...

I hear ya BD, I always cook a big turkey to make sure I have plenty for them and plenty for me. I had a deviled egg, sweet potatoes with gravy and a couple of pickles for breakfast.....can't wait for my Turkey Sandwich for lunch. and LOL about that glowing whipped cream comment. I wasn't going to say anything.....

buffalodick said...

Highlander- I'm a better cook than photographer.. I had the setting on the camera screwed up!

Akelamalu said...

I love Turkey and you can do so much with the leftovers. :) I like the sound of the turkey barley soup.

Kate said...

There were not NEAR enough leftovers at my mom and dad's. I love my mom's stuffing and I love that warmed up with gravy in the microwave. I think I could eat it for a week. But I ate it all before I could take some home. Hrmph.

Brian Miller said...

i cant look at another piece of turkey...

UBERMOUTH said...

I LOVE homade soup and pumpkin pie.

Pam said...

I sent all mine off with college daughter. It was wonderfully freeing to have my fridge so empty the day after Thanksgiving.

Marjie said...

I always put barley in my chicken and turkey soups. We had leftovers Friday night, and it was ALL gone. I guess that's what happens when you "only" have 34 pounds for 16 people...

Chris said...

That's one ingredient I haven't had all summer that I need to get for fall, barley! I love it but don't like it until it gets cold out.

Your leftovers look great, BD!

Donna-FFW said...

Turkey barley soup made in the crock pot sounds fantastic. We visited this year, no leftovers.. boo hoo.

buffalodick said...

Ake- Soup was mindful of beef barley..
Kate- My son loves stuffing, too!
Brian- I love the stuff- year round!
Uber- Pie was a keeper- used maple syrup and molasses as part of the sweetener..
Pam- Got rid of about half to the guests..
Marjie- Make another one- they're cheap right now!
Chris- I like barley, but tend to forget it sometimes..
Donna- Soup was easy and tasty..

The Peach Tart said...

That soup sounds wonderful

buffalodick said...

Peach- Homemade stock, and simple ingredients always seem to make good soup...

pinknest said...

Nice leftovers. Sometimes you just want a turkey sandwich!

Shelly Rayedeane said...

Wow. What an aftermath.

K said...

What a nice host - sending home leftovers. Hope you enjoyed yours.

Kris said...

I'll still be having leftovers tonight! haha

buffalodick said...

Pink- It's about what you think sounds good, not what others think!
Shelly- It's all good...
K- I love to see others enjoy, and I like what's left!
Kris- Our last night of them- turkey, gravy, and white rice!

The Blonde Duck said...

Leftovers never looked so good!

blueviolet said...

Now would you say your grocery bill is higher than an average family?

otin said...

Give me a nice hard roll, some miracle whip, a few slices of turkey and a little salt and pepper, and I am in heaven!!

AudreyO said...

I like leftovers for about a day. Then I'm done. Although shredded chicken is awesome in many recipes. Thanks for the tip on the brown gravy. We'll try that next time. Last night was margarita chicken in the crockpot.

g-man said...

God I love Turkey!!
I'm with you brother!

JihadGene said...

Pearl Barley? Man, that lady could belt out a tune!

Can't wait to see the photos of the socked-up salmon!

Just telling it like it is said...

You would be proud of me I made turkey and dumplings..can of coarse it is me we are talking about!!!

UBERMOUTH said...

LMFAO@ HH

Barbara said...

Great idea. My sister makes the best barley soup! I haven't made it in ages. We even had a tiny cold snap here this week. Perfect dinner with some nice French bread.

buffalodick said...

Peach- We're done with them- for now!
BlueV- Food bill- less, grocery bill- average... We don't eat out much, so the savings are huge!
otin- I have to have Mayo..Miracle Whip is full of water and air!
Audrey- As you follow this blog, you'll see how I utilize left-overs in many different ways- it's fun and cheap!
G-man- I probably do a turkey 4 times a year...
Gene- Salmon next post!
Darngirl- Good for you!
Uber- Old joke about California...
Barb- We had soft rolls with it, and it was all we needed!

Katherine Aucoin said...

You're not going to believe this, but to the best of my knowledge, I've never had barely. i am curious though!

We did the leftover thing too and I'm hapy to say the turkey carcass was in the trash Saturday evening.

buffalodick said...

Katherine- Barley is earthy, goes well with stronger meats, swells into a texture that is both soft, yet has a "pop"..like rice, not too much in the soup as it will soak up a lot of your broth while cooking! Fairly neutral in flavor, it's a nice change from the usual soup fillers...