Safeguard Your Thanksgiving Leftovers
Thanksgiving dinner usually ends with a lot of leftovers for days. To keep your food fresh and your stomach happy, be sure to follow the 2-2-4 formula for reusing leftovers.
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Willand also makes a mean creamed turkey. Saute 1/4 cup of onion in 2
tablespoons of butter until the onion is soft. Add 1/3 cup of chopped green
pepper and 1/3 cup of chopped red pepper to soften slightly. Add 1/2 cup of
mushrooms. Cook one minute.
In a separate pan, melt 2 tablespoons of butter, add 2 tablespoons of flour,
and stir. Then add 1-1/2 cups of milk and cook until it thickens. For zip, add
1 tablespoon of sherry and 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg. Stir in the onions and
pepper mixture. Then toss in 2 cups of cooked turkey and warm gently. Season to
taste, and then heap it over rice, noodles, biscuits, or cornbread.
Stallings says he also likes a dish his mother makes: turkey and pan
drippings with noodles.
To give turkey a different flavor, check out the thousands of recipes on
www.recipelink.com. Apples add crunch, curry is nice, grapes go well, pineapple
for a Hawaiian touch, and turkey and cranberry chowder could be a hit. There is
even a recipe for Turkey Pistachio Tacos.
People can't say they are tired of turkey if they can't recognize it!
Despite her excellent soup recipe, Garrett disapproves of making such a huge
spread that the leftovers go on all week. "If there is too much food,
people will eat too much," she cautions. "A serving of turkey is 3 to 4
I wasn't going to include that. Darn.
Star Lawrence is a medical journalist based in the Phoenix