Good use of leftovers makes for tasty holiday meals
Compiled by Denise Swogetinsky
Christmas time is so wonderful!
It may be a little different this year necause of the COVID-19 pandemic. But usually, we have exceptional food and get to visit with friends and family.
After all the feasting is over, we are left with mounds of leftovers. What do you do with them? Well with planning and creativity, we can use them in such a way that your family doesn't even realize they're eating leftovers.
STIR FRY VEGETABLE TRAY
Left over vegetables
chopped bell peppers (mixed colors)
chopped turkey or ham
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped fine
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon Splenda brown sugar
2 tablespoons Splenda
1 tablespoon cornstarch
Combine sauce ingredients in a plastic container, cover, and shake. Chop all vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, celery, carrots, cherry tomatoes) into bite sized pieces. Cut tomatoes into quarters. Add olive oil into bottom of hot wok. Sautee onions, peppers, and garlic. Add vegetables and stir until tender. Add meat and cook until heated through. When just done, add 1/2 to 2/3 of sauce, mix and let thicken slightly – about a minute and serve over cauliflower rice.
TURKEY VEGETABLE SOUP
chopped bell pepper
leftover Brussels Sprouts. broccoli. string beans, carrots
salt and pepper
1 can cream chicken soup
California blend vegetables
Boil turkey carcass in broth until it falls apart, adding liquid as needed. Remove bones. Sautee onions, pepper, and garlic in butter. add flour and make roux. Add milk and gravy, stir well. add this to turkey broth. Chop all leftovers into bite size pieces. Add to soup. Add California blend vegetables it needed. Stir in crushed tomatoes, soup, and seasonings. simmer one or two hours stiring occasionally to keep from sticking.
TURKEY OR HAM WRAP
low carb wrap
sliced ham or turkey
vegetables you like on your sandwiches\
Spread thin layer of ranch on wrap. Add a layer of cranberry sauce. Layer your meat and sprinkle with cheese. Toast if desired. Add vegetables you enjoy on your sandwich and roll into wrap. Serve with salad and low carb chips.
TURKEY SHEPHERD'S PIE
chopped minced garlic
leftover broccoli, carrots, green beans
shredded cheese mashed cauliflower
Sautee onions, peppers, and garlic in butter. and flour to make a roux. Add milk and gravy. Stir in meat and vegetables. Turn into a casserole dish. top with mounds of mashed cauliflower. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 350° until hot and bubbly.