So Thanksgiving is here and gone for another year. That was quick. Only last week we were down with that awful stomach flu and I was thinking we might just have to give Thanksgiving a miss this year. We hadn’t left the house in a week so where was I going to get a turkey at such short notice?
As it turned out, my girl friend saved the day. She desperately wanted to meet up before she returned to Scotland for the holidays. So while we caught up over coffee, trust my little chefs to surprise me with a grocery cart loaded with everything we need for a Thanksgiving dinner, including a 16-lb turkey.
We kept it simple this year. Just a rosemary turkey which basically sat in the oven for 3 hours. Hip2bDaughters whipped up the mashed potatoes and salad while I cooked the gravy. And this is it…
Leftover turkey is the best part of Thanksgiving. Then again, if you ask me, there are few celebrations as meaningful as Thanksgiving. It’s a time to pause and reflect on the things we so often take for granted and to be thankful for what we have. It’s good for the soul.
Okay, back to that leftover turkey and brown gravy which is awesome beyond words after all the flavors have had a chance to mingle overnight. So for the next few days, turkey sandwiches it will be for lunch and dinner. Yumms!
What do you do with your turkey leftovers?