Saturday, November 28, 2009

What To Do With Turkey Leftovers

After 3 days of left over turkey I always ask my self "What do I do with my Turkey leftovers?" So I went looking on the Internet for some ideas and I found these easy recipes from Wiki How they list 11 but these were my favorite:

Make a Turkey Salad - Mix the left over turkey with boiled potato cubes, chopped hard-boiled eggs, mayonnaise, chopped celery, chopped onion, and mix. For a green salad, top a bed of lettuce or spinach with the left over turkey along with fresh cranberries, cucumber slices, cashew nuts, and a cranberry or honey mustard dressing.

Make a Turkey Omelette or frittata for a wholesome breakfast. Just put Turkey in your favorite egg omelette.

Make Turkey Tacos - Just use your leftover turkey instead of chicken or beef. I use soft tortillas. You can put your favorite cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and anything else you regularly put in your tacos. Easy and my kids loved it.

Make Turkey Sandwiches - I used the leftover gravy. My family actually grew up eating Pan Con Chumpe or turkey sandwiches for Thanksgiving. They are the best but that recipe will have be a topic for another post.

Freeze the left overs. Follow the steps on Wiki How on how How to Prevent Freezer Burn. Also be sure you eat your turkey within 6 months for best flavor.

Make a Turkey Calzone. This video shows you how make a turkey calzone. The best part about the video is his explanation on how to make the Calzone dough. Easy and tastes good. You could use the same dough for making pizza. Also if you are short on time Pillsburry pizza dough works good too.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Pecan Sticky Buns

My sister-in-law stars in this video and she shows us how to make pecan sticky buns. We had the pleasure of having these when we visited her and my brother. She baked them for breakfast and they were so delicious. Please note this recipe is different from her explanation.


  • 4 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water in a large mixing bowl. Add buttermilk, eggs, 2 1/2 cups flour, 1/2 cup of the butter or margarine, 1/2 cup of the sugar, baking powder and salt. Blend 30 seconds with mixer on low speed, scraping sides and bottom of bowl. Beat 2 minutes on medium speed. Stir in remaining 3 cups flour. (Dough should remain soft and slightly sticky) Knead for 5 minutes, or about 200 turns on a lightly floured board. Cover dough and allow to rest for half an hour.
  2. Divide dough in half and roll each half into a 12x7 inch rectangle. Spread each half with 1 tablespoon soft butter and sprinkle with 1/4 cup of the sugar and 1 teaspoon of the ground cinnamon. Roll up the halves, beginning at the wide side. Seal well by pinching the seams. Cut each roll into 12 slices.
  3. Coat two 9 inch round cake pans with 1/4 cup melted butter, 1/4 cup brown sugar, and 1/2 cup chopped pecans in each pan. Place 12 dough slices in each pan, leaving a small space between slices. Let rise until doubled.
  4. Bake in a preheated 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) oven for 30 minutes. Invert pans onto serving plates immediately.

Carving A Turkey

Carving a turkey is the one thing I feel like I can always do better. Anyone else feel this way? Today I found this video to have a great explanation so I am sharing with y'all. Later on this week I will be posting my Turkey recipe. My turkey recipe is simple, but we love it.

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