Part of the greatness of a homemade Thanksgiving dinner is the leftovers if you ask me! I love turkey sandwiches the next day and I could eat dressing all of the time. Here are a couple of different things I did with our leftover turkey and sides last week.
Turkey with mushrooms and greens
- 8 o.z. fresh mushrooms
- 1 Tbs olive oil
- 1 cup leftover collard greens
- 1 cup left over turkey gravy – more or less to your liking
- 1 -1/2 cups left over turkey
- salt and pepper if desired
Sauté mushrooms in olive oil until desired tenderness. Stir in remaining ingredients and heat through. Check for flavor; season as needed ~ assuming your gravy and such was flavored well to begin with you likely won’t need anything else at all! This would be great over rice but I decided to fry up some dressing patties to go along with instead.
I simply took some of the left over dressing and pressed it into patties; this probably wouldn’t work with a dry stuffing but a sticky moist dressing is perfect. Fry for 3 – 4 minutes each side in some olive oil until browned and heated through.
My other favorite of the week was of course a turkey sandwich. This year I added some cranberry sauce and a little dressing to the usual bread, mayo, and turkey…. yummy!
Enjoy ~ Kimberly