Raise your hand if you can name the movie this line was spoke in – The heavenly aroma still hung in the house. But it was gone, all gone! No turkey! No turkey sandwiches! No turkey salad! No turkey gravy! Turkey Hash! Turkey A La King! Or gallons of turkey soup! Gone, ALL GONE!
If you guessed The Christmas Story, you win! If you didn’t guess The Christmas Story… you still win! What is your prize? I scoured the magical feed of Pinterest to find recipes based on the leftovers mentioned in this one movie line. LOL Not even sure what turkey hash is?
Then, keep on reading…
First on the list – sandwiches are always a classic leftover. Who doesn’t love a deluxe sandwich with a slice of juicy turkey layered with tomatoes, lettuce, and a slice of provolone on thick spongy bread. Mmmm. How about a more Thanksgiving-y themed sandwich that includes cranberries from ClosetCooking.com? Sounds even better to me!
There’s salad and then there’s Turkey Waldorf Salad recipe by SimplyRecipes.com. If turkey, apples, pecans, cranberries, and a honey mayo sour cream dressing is wrong, I don’t wanna be right!
Turkey gravy? Ok, isn’t this just gravy that is put on the turkey? I wasn’t sure until I searched around on Pinterest. It looks like turkey gravy is put on the turkey and made from turkey drippings. What about all that leftover turkey gravy? Check out this article 21 Uses for Leftover Gravy. Now you have tons of ideas of what to use turkey gravy with, I bet you’d like to have a good recipe to use. Check out this one from BreadBoozeBacon.com
Alright, next on the list from The Christmas Story lines is turkey hash. What in the world is HASH??? Not to be mistaken with hashish, turkey hash is “a dish of cooked meat cut into small pieces and cooked again, usually with potatoes.”(according to Google dictionary) Who knew? Apparently, plenty of people on Pinterest! This recipe from TheRealFoodRDS.com gives your leftover turkey a whole new life! How about some Tex Mex Sweet Potato Turkey Hash? YUM!!!
Do you have leftover turkey, noodles, and veggies? Try out this Turkey a la King recipe from Six Sisters Home. I love simple recipes that can use up a bunch of leftovers.
When all else fails dump everything in a pot and make soup right?! Well, here’s a fun spin on leftover turkey with this recipe from TheCookingBride.
Pinterest has a plethora of leftover turkey recipes. There is no doubt that you should be able to find plenty of options for all that leftover feast. No need for the cajoling of The Christmas Story mom urging anyone to finish their plates with the line “…how do little piggies eat?“