Eat It All!!!

   Written by on November 25, 2015 at 2:37 pm

Well, well, well!  Thanksgiving Day is over and one is usually still trying to figure out what to do with all the leftovers.

There’s the rest of “that bird” lurking in the refrigerator and one can’t miss it whenever the door is opened or closed.  There is probably some dressing, gravy, potato salad and sweet potato casserole in smaller containers in there too if someone would be willing to look.

logo- community news & viewsThis reporter is lucky because this family never complains about leftovers.  I usually fix another meat and just serve one leftover with it at a time, mixed in with the fresher cooked vegetables.

Please don’t eat all of that turkey, though, because this Mama wants at least one of her favorite things and that is the wonderful turkey sandwich! Pile the bread with mayonnaise, add sliced turkey breast, homemade pickle, and thinly sliced jellied cranberry sauce.  Yum! Yum! Yum! That is better than steak!

On another day, one can dice up an onion and let it cook in salted boiling water before adding some of the leftover gravy and cut-up turkey to make hash.  Pour this over some biscuits, fix a tossed salad, and there is another meal!  Scramble up a few eggs for breakfast and serve your hash over toast.  There’s more than one way to get rid of this bird if your guests didn’t eat it all.

Just be creative so you won’t get tired of turkey because in a month we’ll be cooking turkey again!  Remember, the white meat is better for you than the dark and also a reminder to those of you who want to throw that bird in a deep fryer outside.  There are over 200 calories in just one slice of turkey breast cooked this way!

If one has grandchildren, leftovers usually go in containers to their houses or apartments.  The “new” generation doesn’t cook much, but boy, do they love the taste of Grandma’s cooking from scratch.

It’s fun to get the family together at Thanksgiving.  After school begins in August or September, those with young children are busy, busy, busy until this holiday approaches.

All of our grandchildren seem to love this reporter’s baked apples.  What could be easier to prepare?  I tell their parents how to cook this dish but the answer I always get is “They don’t taste like yours.”  Who could mess up apples, sugar and cinnamon?

Thanksgiving and Christmas are the times when I receive the most calls from our family.  Usually they’re questions about how to cook something or a cookie recipe they misplaced.  “Can you give it to me one more time, please?”

We are just an ordinary family like yours, I suppose, who remember other holidays with those we loved and who have gone on.  We ask about each other, support each other, pray for each other, and are genuinely concerned about each other’s welfare.  That’s what THANKSGIVING is ALL ABOUT!

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