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What to do with Thanksgiving leftovers?

Whew, Thanksgiving is over and you are tired. Good news you don’t have to cook you can reheat leftovers. There is nothing better than turkey and stuffing the next day. Or you can make sure you save parts of the turkey like the drippings and the bones to make other parts of meals. You can make some amazing turkey broth and freeze it for later.

Bring 6 cups water to a boil, add bones and drippings with carrots, celery, and onion. Let simmer for 30 minutes. Cool, strain out bones and veggies and then freeze for later use. You can freeze it in sandwich baggies or like I do in containers and just set it out to use before needed. It’s so easy and so good for you to make it yourself.

If you’re vegetarian you can just boil water and add chunks of carrots, celery and onion and let simmer. In 30 minutes you have veggie broth. I make veggie broth all the time and freeze it too. Just one more area you can cut an expense out of your budget. 🙂 This is the beginning of so many of my soups. Now is the time to use those leftovers to begin other meals.

Now, cut that turkey off the bone and make some sandwiches! I’ve also made turkey spaghetti, turkey tetrazinni, turkey noodle soup etc. So many yummy meals can be made with the leftovers.
Happy cooking!