Can you believe Thanksgiving is two days away? Neither can I! This year has just flown by. My mom always used to tell me that time seems to move faster as you get older. I guess she was right!
Since many of you will be dealing with Thanksgiving leftovers after Thursday, I thought a great Tightwad Tuesday tip would be different ways to use up your turkey leftovers. Anytime you can make a meal stretch into 2, 3, or more meals, you save money.
So what can you do with leftover turkey? Lots!
First let’s make sure we don’t let the turkey carcass go to waste. You can boil it and make broth to use in place of chicken broth. Alternatively, you can make turkey soup. My favorite recipe is a creamy turkey soup.
Now that we’ve taken care of the bones, what can you do with the turkey meat? Here are a few recipes to get you started.
- Hot Turkey Salad Sandwiches
- Turkey Tetrazzini
- Turkey Shepherd’s Pie
- Wild Rice and Turkey Salad
- Turkey Enchiladas
We usually eat some of the leftovers in the form of sandwiches, make a few turkey dishes, and chop the rest of the turkey up and freeze it. Then we use the chopped turkey in place of chicken in chicken dishes.
How do you use up your leftover turkey?