Monday, November 22, 2010

Mom Friendly Meals Monday: Thanksgiving Edition

I love Thanksgiving! And I love Thanksgiving leftovers almost as much. If you aren't sure what to do with all the Turkey and leftover trimmings just google "Thanksgiving leftovers recipes" and I'm sure you can find something you'll like. For me, my leftovers go to making 2 things. Sandwiches and my Leftover Thanksgiving Casserole.

The perfect leftover Turkey Sandwich is a little fancier than just throwing your leftovers on some bread or a roll and calling it a day. I prefer mine this way...

Lightly butter and toast 2 slices of Vienna/French bread. Mix a dash of poultry seasoning with some mayo and spread over both slices. Spread a layer of stuffing on the bottom piece of bread, followed by Turkey.

Enter "The MoistMaker"
***remember the episode of Friends where Ross gets mad because someone ate his Turkey Sandwich with "The MoistMaker"?? I had to try it for myself and it was life changing. As a matter of fact I would put a slice of gravy soaked bread on every sandwich if I could***
So do yourself a favor and cut a thin slice of bread and soak it in a bit of warmed up leftover gravy. Add on top of the Turkey, a little more stuffing, and a drizzle of cranberry sauce. Best.Sandwich.Ever.

If sandwiches aren't your thang then try this casserole which is super easy to make. It was adapted from this Rachel Ray recipe for Thanksgiving Leftover Dip. While you could certainly enjoy it as a dip, I prefer to just throw it all together, top with a little cheddar cheese and French's Fried Onions and eat it as is. Whichever way you prefer...ENJOY!!

Leftover Thanksgiving Casserole/Dip


2 tablespoons butter, melted
Leftover stuffing
Leftover cranberry sauce
Leftover turkey, shredded
Leftover gravy, warmed
Leftover mashed potatoes
Leftover crusty bread, cut into big chunks
Leftover cornbread, cut into big chunk

Yields: 6 servings


Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Brush an 8X8” baking dish with the melted butter. Add leftover stuffing to the bottom of the pan, squishing it down a little bit. Continue layering the pan with the cranberry sauce, shredded turkey, gravy and mashed potatoes. (Drizzle any leftover melted butter on the top of the potatoes to get them extra browned on top!) Place the dish on a cookie sheet in the oven and bake until the mashed potatoes are golden brown and the inside is heated through. Use the leftover crusty and corn bread to scoop into the dip.

What is your favorite thing to do with Thanksgiving Leftovers??

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Ali@LastSplash said...

Angie, I didn't see where I could link, but I did join today!

Unknown said...

Crap, the linky didn't work!! Thanks!!

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Have a great week.

Unknown said...

Thanks for hosting and the great recipe!

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