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Old 11-26-2023, 02:48 PM
Location: Southern California
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Originally Posted by jlawrence01 View Post
I do NOT enjoy Thanksgiving leftovers largely due my MIL.

My MIL used to prepare a 24# turkey whether there would be 4 of us or 24 of us. That means we would get a Thanksgiving dinner for lunch and one for dinner until everything was used up. No, she did NOT use the turkey in another way. No, it was a replication of the same meal, over and over again. One night, I said "enough is enough" and I told my wife that I would go out for dinner.

There are only so many meals that I can eat a lot of turkey and ALL of the starchy side dishes associated with Thanksgiving. My body starts to revolt.

That night, I had a huge salad, a bowl of turnip greens, and ONE biscuit and really enjoyed it.


For Thanksgiving, we had a small salad, baked salmon, baked sweet potatoes, green beans, and a slice of cherry pie. There were no leftovers by design.

I hate when grown adults try to dictate what other grown adult family does! My mom could care less. Sure, we make &/or order enough so there's not solely enough food for just ONE meal, but none of us expect each other to finish any of it all. We throw the rest away if we get sick of it &/or if it's just too much more to eat ...simple as that.
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Old 11-26-2023, 03:04 PM
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Sick of turkey itself, but glad I still have turkey noodle vegetable soup! I'm cold and it's snowing.
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Old 11-28-2023, 09:15 AM
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Location: Coastal Georgia
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Yesterday we had a turkey sandwich after a few days of skipping the turkey. Now the stuffing, bones and leftover Turkey are safely in the freezer for a month or so. I’ll make soup, and also use the stuffing when we have chicken, or pork chops.
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Old 11-28-2023, 11:52 AM
Location: Islip,NY
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after 2 days I am done
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Old 11-29-2023, 06:59 AM
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I love having the leftover turkey for easy meals for myself. I just put turkey on a plate, spoon a little gravy over it, season with a little salt and pepper and pop it in the microwave. I make my husband turkey sandwiches when he wants them. I also put a little turkey into the dogs' bowls every day which they love.

Starchy side wise, we nibble a little on those for a couple of days and then I pitch whatever is left. We simply don't need to eat that rich food for more than a couple of days.

The vegetables that I make tend to get eaten up.
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Old 11-29-2023, 08:35 AM
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The day after we had hot turkey sandwiches, turkey slices, dressing on toast, mashed potatoes, all lashed with lots of gravy, dab of cranberry on the side.

Third day, diced turkey, diced onion, dried sage from our garden cooked in a pot with white and wild rice, served with the last of the gravy.

And then we moved on.
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Old 11-29-2023, 09:24 AM
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, 615' Elevation, Zone 8b - originally from SF Bay Area
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We will have a turkey sandwich for lunch the day after, and eat leftovers for dinner about 2 days later, then the rest of the turkey and gravy gets put into meal-sized pouches with the Foodsaver and into the freezer. After 3 meals of turkey I'm done with it.
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Old 12-02-2023, 07:52 PM
Location: So. California
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We usually alternate the turkey leftovers with something totally different and manage to use it up in a week. I love turkey sandwiches, turkey salad and a scaled down version of the turkey dinner. Never gets old. After the Christmas repeat it will be a year before we see turkey again.
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