Turkey makes such a fantastic holiday meal and can feed a crowd. So what happens when you still want to have that traditional holiday turkey meal, but you aren’t feeding a crowd? Turkey Leftovers!!
Day 1: The Feast
Thanksgiving Day, although it was just us, we opted to keep it “normal” and have our traditional meal of a whole turkey and the trimmings. Hubby got up on the earlier side to put the bird into the smoker. We kept it very simple with a dry rub, a few hours on smoke, then turning the heat up for the final cook and a crispy skin. It was delish! The turkey was paired with mashed (skin on) potatoes, sweet potatoes (no marshmallows), cranberry sauce, raw veggies and dip, roasted carrots, and jello salad.
Day 2: Straight up Leftovers
Yup, another tradition here. Day after a turkey feast, we do not cook. It’s a “make what you want” kind of secondary feasting from the previous day’s leftovers.
Day 3: Quick Turkey Pho
This is a favorite of mine to use up chicken or turkey leftovers and homemade bone broth. I start early in the day, or even the day before to make the broth.
Come back later for Days 4 & 5. That’s as far as the leftovers went.