I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Today’s Black Friday here in the US, a day when stores heavily discount prices in their attempt to kick off the shopping season for the Christmas holiday. Of course, many of us work, many of us shop, but many of us skip it all and enjoy time with their family!
I’m in the latter group – we hang out, sleep in, eat pie, watch movies, take a walk and make something marvelous with the turkey or ham we’ve had the day before!
Over the years I’ve posted many recipes that take advantage of those leftovers and “ganged up” those recipes in two different posts, one post addresses Turkey and the other, Ham. After you go to the posts, scroll down to the bottom for photos, descriptions and links to our favorite recipes for using those leftovers. Most of these recipes will put a meal on the table very, very inexpensively – and many recipes are in my Bargain Meal of the Week postings, too.
Click above for a marvelous assortment (over 40!) of our family’s favorite recipes: everything from casseroles, soups, sandwiches, pizza and even our favorite appetizer. Seriously, many of these recipes are better than the original Thanksgiving turkey.
Soup is always a big thing for us after Thanksgiving, made from the turkey carcass – and it’s a tough decision whether to make our very healthy Wild Rice Chowder, Traditional Turkey Noodle, or a newer favorite, Chicken Chipotle Chowder – made with Turkey! Luckily, a big pot of Turkey Stock lets us make more than one!
Our favorite recipes on my 12 Days of Ham include the 1950’s Classic Betty Crocker recipe for the BEST scalloped potatoes on the planet, my Grandmother’s Ham Loaf, an assortment of soups & sandwiches, and a breakfast strata perfect for those extended weekend guests! And Deviled Ham – an indulgence, but so delish!
So, no matter how you spend your Friday, I hope you’ll find a few moments to make something marvelous and make some wonderful food to enjoy with your family! Make some memories and traditions, while you’re at it!
So how about you and your family? Do you have a “go to” family tradition for your after-holiday meal? Something marvelous you’d like to share with us?