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Thanksgiving Leftovers


Today I used my leftovers two ways: Thanksgiving hash for breakfast, and curry cauliflower and turkey soup for dinner.

First, for breakfast, I took some leftover cauli-rice/mushroom stuffing and mixed it with a handful of diced leftover Brussels sprouts, a handful of diced leftover butternut squash and an egg, and fried up little patties of hash.

Thanksgiving hash

I thought this was delicious, but the kids were not fans. That’s okay, I love hash with leftover Brussels sprouts, and I will definitely have this again whenever I have the right kind of leftovers to do it.

For dinner tonight, I decided to use up some of my leftover turkey.

Curry cauliflower Turkey stew

We had a huge turkey, because I wanted a lot of leftovers, but we didn’t get as much as I thought we would. This Curry Cauliflower Turkey Stew used up most of what we had left today. It was really good, in my opinion, and my son agreed, even though he is not generally a cauliflower fan. My daughter thought it was too spicy, though.

We still have a fair amount of leftovers, but I am feeling good about making a dent in them. Does anyone else have any creative ways to use up the leftovers and still enjoy them?

Menu, Week of 1/13



I know it isn’t Monday, I am a bit behind this week. I want to keep posting these menus anyway, for reference and to force myself to plan the rest of the week!

Sunday: Spaghetti with meatballs and Italian sausage in tomato sauce, steamed broccoli

Monday: Persian chicken and rice/quinoa, steamed veggies

Tuesday: Shrimp and pea risotto

Wednesday: leftovers

Thursday: Potato/kielbasa hash, steamed broccoli, pineapple chunks

Friday: salmon burger, leftovers

Saturday: out with friends

As always, this post will be linked to Menu Plan Monday at orgjunkie.com–lots more ideas over there!

Menu, Week of 12/26

This is the the-kids-are-gone-and-I-have-to-go-back-to-work-after-vacation version of a menu, so not terribly inspired. Also, it is late, because I had to go out and buy cheap Christmas stuff and craft supplies today. Hey, it’s a family tradition, what can I say?

Monday: Leftovers–salmon, veggie risotto, chocolate pecan pie

Tuesday: Kielbasa with cooked cabbage

Wednesday: Leftovers or out with a friend

Thursday: Red beans and rice, steamed broccoli

Friday: Probably leftovers or out

Saturday: Pizza, appetizers, snacky stuff for New Year’s Eve

We had a pretty good Christmas. Thanks to my foresight in purchasing my own present, I am set to have some fun craft projects keeping me busy for the foreseeable future. In addition to the supplies I bought today, I was able to order a lot more from Amazon, because my brother gave me a nice gift card. The kids got 9-inch portable DVD players from my brother (this was the great deal I posted about back in November–$50, down from $129, and the Target by my mom’s house had them on an endcap in the Market section, which was why there were plenty left when we got there around noon), and those kept them occupied, along with a 3DS (the boy) and an awesome book I picked out for the girl–Divergent, by Veronica Roth–which I can’t wait to steal when she is finished reading.

How were your holidays?

This post will be linked up over at orgjunkie.com–head over for more inspiration (hopefully a lot more than my not very inspiring menu!)