Monday, November 28, 2011

Meal Plan Monday: Turkey Edition

Ah, the first holiday of the season is over. Hard to believe December is rolling in in only a couple of days. Dan and I hosted our first Thanksgiving, and by "hosted" I mean our moms made all the food and we provided a table. Seriously. We have great moms. Mine came up early in the day to roast our turkey, whom I named Augustus Gloop Hans van Gobbler III. I wanted him to be very regal sounding and German like my mom's side of the family. Mission accomplished, I think.

Anyway, the thing about hosting Thanksgiving is that you get all the leftovers. That can be good and bad. We ate delicious leftovers this weekend, but we're getting burned out and it's time to get creative. I only have three main meals this week, but it should work out just fine with enough variety. Hopefully.

Tonight, I'm making a big pot of tortilla soup from The Pioneer Woman's website. I'll also be doing turkey enchiladas. Lastly, I'm going to make my first ever pot pie. Most everything I need for all of this is in my pantry, so if we do get absolutely sick of turkey, I'm not blowing the weekly budget and I can pick up something - probably beef - later in the week.

So not a typical laid out, day-by-day meal plan, but it'll work. I'm hoping it'll give us both enough choices for both lunch and dinner that it's not too noticeable that it's all turkey.

Do you have any creative uses for leftover turkey?


Anonymous said...

Your house was perfect for our Thanksgiving feast. Thanks for hosting. I am glad I didn't have to clean my house! The cooking went so smoothly I felt like I was forgetting something all day. It was fun spending time in the kitchen with you. Pot pie sounds yummy. Let me know how it turns out, I have never made it.

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kallay said...

Yay!!! I haven't seen a Meal Plan Monday in forever! I made Turkey Noodle Soup and this weekend I'm making my Thanksgiving Pot Pie to rid the house of our leftovers. I'm so over turkey, and the damned mashed potatoes, too!