Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

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Add some pizzazz to your holiday leftovers this year by turning your turkey and sides into second and third day meals no one will complain about eating. You’ll want to order an extra turkey just to try all of these yummy ideas.

  1. Turkey, Apple, Brie Sandwiches: Delicious alternate to the boring sandwich. You could also switch out the Brie for a Sharp Cheddar. Yum.
  2. Turkey and Asparagus Quiche: Great for breakfast or brunch the morning after Thanksgiving.
  3. Oriental Turkey Salad: A delicious twist with a lot of crunch.

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Turkey and Red Grape Salad

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Recipes | May 25, 2012 | By

Turkey and Red Grape Salad
Serves 6
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Combine the following in a large mixing bowl
  1. 4 cups cooked turkey, cut in 1 inch cubes
  2. 1 cup chopped celery
  3. 2 cups red grapes, halved
  4. 1 cup slivered almonds
  5. 1 cup Swiss cheese, cut in 1 inch cubes
  6. Dressing
  7. ¼ cup non fat sour cream
  8. ¼ cup lite mayonnaise
  9. 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  10. 2 Tbsp sugar
  11. 1 tsp kosher salt
  12. ½ tsp pepper
  13. ¼ cup finely chopped parsley (optional)
Instructions
  1. Whisk together dressing ingredients in a small bowl, pour over turkey mixture and toss to coat.
  2. Refrigerate.
  3. Best served chilled over a bed of red leaf lettuce.
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Oriental Turkey Salad

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Recipes | May 23, 2012 | By

Oriental Turkey Salad
Serves 6
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Ingredients
  1. 1 small head of Napa Cabbage, shredded, approx. 4 cups
  2. 1 small head of green leaf lettuce, chopped, approx. 2 cups
  3. 3 green onions, chopped
  4. 3 stalks of celery, chopped
  5. ½ cup slivered almonds
  6. 3 cups cooked turkey, chopped
  7. 1 package of Oriental noodles (like Top Ramen), crushed
  8. Dressing
  9. ½ cup seasoned rice vinegar
  10. ½ cup vegetable oil
  11. 2 Tbsp sesame oil
  12. ¼ cup sugar
  13. 1 tsp kosher salt
  14. 1 tsp pepper
Instructions
  1. Combine chopped vegetables and turkey.
  2. Whisk dressing in small bowl.
  3. Add almonds and crushed noodles into salad and toss with dressing just before serving.
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Turkey, Apple, Brie Sandwiches

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Recipes | May 21, 2012 | By

Turkey, Green Apple and Brie Grilled Sandwiches with Honey Dijon spread
Serves 6
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Combine
  1. ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  2. ¼ cup honey
Set aside
  1. 12 slices Sourdough bread
  2. 2 large Granny Smith Apples
  3. 12 slices of roasted turkey
  4. 12 oz Brie Cheese
Instructions
  1. Open 6 slices of sourdough bread, spread with the honey mustard spread (or save to serve on the side of the sandwiches)
Top each slice with
  1. 2 slices of turkey
  2. 2 slices of green apple, peel on, core removed
  3. 2 ½ inch slices of Brie cheese, about 2 oz total on each
  4. Top with slice of bread and place on a griddle sprayed with non stick cooking spray.
  5. Grill 4 – 5min on med high and turn sandwich, grill to golden 2 – 4 more min.
  6. Set rest 5 min before cutting.
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Turkey and Asparagus Quiche

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Recipes | May 19, 2012 | By

Turkey and Asparagus Quiche
Serves 6
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Ingredients
  1. 1 unbaked refrigerated pie shell
  2. 2 cups chopped asparagus
  3. ¼ cup cooked bacon crumbles
  4. 2 cups chopped cooked turkey
  5. 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese, can use mozzarella or Parmesan
  6. 6 eggs
  7. ½ cup milk
  8. 1 tsp kosher salt
  9. ½ tsp pepper
  10. ¼ tsp nutmeg
  11. Zest of ½ lemon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Press pie shell dough into a deep dish pie pan, crimp edges if necessary.
  3. Steam the asparagus over boiling water or in microwave 1 min.
  4. Into pie shell, add turkey, bacon, steamed asparagus and cheese.
  5. Whisk egg, milk and seasonings together, pour over pie shell ingredients.
  6. Bake uncovered until firm, about 45 min.
  7. Let rest 10 min before cutting.
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