Gonna’ have some dry turkey-bird staring back at you tomorrow night? Yippee! Yay! Lunch for three days! (Groan.) How can I turn this into something that people really like? Well, here’s a leftover turkey recipe for you! It’s easy! Fun! Delicious (and nutritious)! Go ahead–clip this one for the rest of the year, too! Boiled chicken breasts or rotisserie chicken instead of turkey tastes absolutely fabulous in this simple dish. My family loves it, and it is definitely a recipe I fall back on routinely.
I don’t mind either way, but if you liked the recipes from the last few days, they’re put together in a nice format in Holiday Cooking–A Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Celebration. (But again, I don’t get anything from it. And you know I’d share any of those recipes in that e-book if you asked.)
Turkey Take Two
3 cups of chopped, leftover turkey
1 small onion, diced
½ cup sliced almonds
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 ¼ cup mayonnaise
½ cup frozen peas
½ cup chopped fresh spinach (may omit)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 cup crushed potato chips or sweet potato chips
- Preheat oven to 375 F.
- Mix all of the ingredients together except the potato chips.
- Spread into a medium-sized casserole dish and bake uncovered for 20 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and sprinkle the potato chips evenly over the top.
- Place back in the oven and bake 10 more minutes until the chips are lightly browned.
Family “gustar” report: The score is 6 of 6. Love this casserole. I’ve made it and frozen it too. It smells divine in the oven!
I wish you a very, very Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful you take time to read some of my posts. Changing what we ate changed a lot in our family. I can’t communicate that loudly and firmly enough. I simply had no idea that food has real side effects which vary from person to person. The holidays find me and the kids working hard to find that balance between food that we know keeps us feeling best and food that seems to call our names, even in our dreams. It’s not until you drastically walk a different path in a healthy way with food that you realize how off course society as a whole has gotten with the required substance.
Eat well. But think of your teensy, tiny little cells plugging away for you, all day, all night. Give ’em the food they deserve. You’ll feel better for it!
Other Thanksgiving recipes on the blog: