I love turkey. I really love turkey—but the thing is, so does the rest of my family. It’s great when we’re sitting around eating it, but not so great when everyone is fighting over the leftovers. I have memories of my parents complaining on the drive home (read: complaining on Thanksgiving) from my Aunt and Uncle’s that they didn’t get to take home any leftover turkey. And so the tradition of cooking an extra turkey every year in my house began. Just for leftovers.
You see, it’s all about the leftovers—and the reason why we want the meat is for the turkey sandwich. Two slices of fresh sliced crusty white bread, a dollop of mayonnaise, cranberry sauce, lettuce and nice thick slices of turkey make the perfect leftover sandwich. Salt and pepper? Essential.
You might already know that turkey is low in fat, but did you know that it’s also high in protein? It’s also got iron, zinc, phosphorus, potassium and Vitamin B.
So if you’re looking for more ways to serve it up and enjoy, it’s the right time of year to find ground turkey and turkey sausages in the grocery stores or butcher. We’ve got some great recipes to choose from on EatSavvy—here is a short list of my personal faves:
- Turkey Pot Pie
- Turkey and Rice Soup
- Turkey and Pepper Frittata
- Apple Turkey Meatballs
- Barbequed Whole Turkey
What’s your favourite way to eat your turkey?