That carcass represents a lovely Christmas dinner plus five days of delicious left over meals including turkey sandwiches, hot turkey in sauce on rye toast, two meals of turkey omelets made with eggs from our hens and stir fried turkey on rice with gravy and fried left over mashed potatoes. The remaining drippings are now in two jars saved for making gravy and turkey butter for us in other upcoming dishes.
The feast does not end there though for the bones and last bits of meat will join Thanksgiving’s turkey in a big pressure cooker to become soup: turkey, veggie and rice. We’ll can it for quick and easy meals all winter long. Finally, the bones will finally go to our guardian dogs who will delight in crunching them up.
Part of what I love about the holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas is the turkey. I’m not just talking turkey dinner but all the meals that follow from that big birds. I love leftovers and all the things we can easily make with them. Perhaps best of all is the soup that will warm us on cold winter afternoons.
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