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THANKSGIVING DINNER - Use That Leftover Turkey!




Yes, the recipe says Chicken but it's perfect for your leftover TURKEY! I know what your fridge will look like on Friday morning - just like mine, full of dishes covered in foil, Tupperware containers loaded with leftovers. The biggest leftover in there will be that bird carcass - just sitting there waiting to be turned into sandwiches, soups and other dishes before it dries out completely!

I have to admit that my favorite part of turkey leftovers is making turkey sandwiches - loaded with Mayo to combat the dryness of a roasted gobbler! BUT. . . . another great way to create a great dish is to make a pot pie! You have all the ingredients already - poultry, potatoes and maybe even leftover veggies!

Obviously you can skip the steps for cooking the turkey and the potatoes. Just cube them up, jump to the steps where you cook the broccoli and carrots (unless you have some leftovers of those too) then start at the place where you saute the onions and go from there. You can even take some of the turkey skin and a bone or two and make your own turkey broth!

The sherry sauce gives your turkey a whole new flavor dimension and pot pies are perfect fall food, hearty and hot! Serve it up with your leftover jello salad and rolls!

In case you missed them - here's the links to all my Thanksgiving Martinis at The Martini Diva.



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THANKSGIVING DINNER - Sweet Potato Leftover?




By this time everyone has their Thanksgiving Dinner menu planned, most of the shopping is done and maybe even some pies are baked. In a few days however, we're all going to be looking at a fridge stuffed with leftovers and wondering what to do with them.

Today I have a perfect recipe for those leftover sweet potatoes - Sweet Potato Puffs. They're tasty little tidbits perfect for after all that shopping you plan to do on Black Friday! Mix up a few of the Thanksgiving martinis I've posted lately at The Martini Diva and you have the perfect little snack to sooth your aching feet and your sore wallet!

Tomorrow I have a great recipe for all that left over turkey!

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THANKSGIVING DINNER FUN - Cherry Sauce NOT Cranberry?


I don't like cranberries. Sorry, can't help it, they just don't do a thing for me. Our family Thanksgiving dinner ALWAYS included a bowl of that awful canned cranberry jelly - my mother loved the stuff and it was a tradition in our house. It just wasn't a holiday dinner without that wiggly cylinder of tart, red glop.

When I started to roast my first turkey breasts (I don't like dark meat much so this is my first year of roasting a whole turkey!) I replaced the cranberry sauce with this dried cherry sauce. Okay, had Mom still been with me I would have also served her cranberry jelly - and let her take the leftovers home in a Tupperware container!

This cherry sauce is wonderful on pork, duck and chicken too and it's a really nice change from the standard cranberry garnish. Try it out, serve it as well as the cranberry if you must, but give it a whirl this year! And yes, you can substitute dried cranberries for the dried cherries - just don't tell me you did it, lol.

By the way - wish me luck with my first full Turkey - I'm using Alton Brown's recipe which has you brine the turkey ahead of time - I am NOT putting in the ginger. I will leave the ginger flavor for my Gingerbread Martinis that I'm posting to The Martini Diva this week.

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are now available for purchase - just in time for Christmas!

I'm so happy with every one of my new Hand Painted, Original MARTINI GLASSES - I'm so excited about them I'm posting them on every one of my blogs, lol. Plus I want to keep them all - but I won't because I can always paint more, right?

Check out what else you can do with them besides drink martinis in them:


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