Turkey Leftovers

If you can even lift your head above the pumpkin pie filling and menu planning and oven usage schedule for later this week, take a quick mental note of this post and come back later when you can breathe and deal with life and leftovers.

Turkey makes a great substitution for recipes that call for cooked, diced chicken. And below are 20 of my favorites (all of them have the added bonus of being simple and fast and healthy – the perfect combo after a holiday dinner).

I’m currently holed up in a warm and toasty cabin near Island Park, Idaho. We’re here spending a few days ice fishing. And by ice fishing, I mean: I’m curled up in a fuzzy blanket on the couch reading Juliet Marillier’s new book while Cam plays with grandma and the boys ice fish their days away. I’ll have spotty access to the internet so consider this my: I’m checking out for a few days announcement.

Have a very, very wonderful week! I’ll see you on the other side with another gift guide and the start of some exceptionally delicious holiday eats.

And to my non-American Thanksgiving celebrating readers, thanks for sticking around despite all the Thanksgiving talk!

7 Responses to 20 Best Ways to Use Turkey Leftovers

  1. Lisa says:

    Here is a link to my favorite way to use leftover turkey. I know you already have a fabulous chicken and wild rice soup recipe, but this tastes like thanksgiving in a bowl. It is my go to dish to bring to a sick friend.


  2. heather bell says:

    Thanks for the book recommendation! I am stocking up for a long cold winter in the Midwest. Remember those?=) We can still be friends!

  3. Angela says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to my very favorite blogger!!!

  4. Laurel says:

    I love your creamy enchiladas! We’re planning on using leftovers in your skillet lemon chicken broccoli. Mmm… Lemon! Happy Thabksgiving! Enjoy snuggling up with your book. Sounds like heaven!

  5. Megan G says:

    Wait, Juliet Marrillier has a new book out? Totally missed that. Off to Google…

  6. Ellen says:

    Haaa! I did the exact same thing last weekend…. complete with the cabin, fuzzy blanket, new book and spotty service. Except that my boys were out hunting. Enjoy yourself and your book. If your anything like me, reading an entire book in the course of a weekend is a rare treat. It’s the little things that keep us going, right?

  7. Sheila says:

    So happy for your mini vacation away. Enjoy the warmth, family fun, and book. Happy Thanksgiving!

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