Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Talking Turkey...

(For those of you who also read/know about my other blog on xanga, I will be cross-posting for a little while until I phase over here for good, so if you go there and think you are seeing double, you are!)

As I mentioned a few days ago, Mike and I decided to take advantage of the pre-Thanksgiving turkey specials and buy a big one to cook up and use to make several different meals. Kind of like using turkey leftovers, without the firstover, I guess! So I bought a 15 lb. turkey at .57/lb. and Mike graciously made it on Sunday. I have been making turkey dinners ever since, but I think we have a great variety of meals for really very little money. For under $100, I have made six turkey meals, one pork roast meal, and two non-turkey soups. All of the meals are good for at least two meals for our family, so we are set for at least 18 meals!

In case any of you are interested, the turkey meals I made came from either cookbooks that I have or from googling "turkey leftovers". I ended up with the following meals: turkey chili, turkey a la king (to be put over rice or pasta later), turkey/cranberry wraps, turkey crescent roll pockets, white bean and turkey stew, and turkey santa fe soup (kind of a taco-type soup). All this, and I have two bags of turkey left that I've frozen to pull out for a soup or other dish. If you would like any of my recipes, just leave me a comment and I'll get them to you.

I think I'm going to buy another turkey while the prices are still good to use for later on in the winter. I just hope that we're not all turkey-ed out by Thanksgiving!

Gobble Gobble...

4 comments:

cassie haw said...

you are so inspiring! it's the dutch in you, i suppose. my mennonite housemates are teaching me to be more resourceful and thrifty. it's a whole new world for me.

adiaspeer said...

i suddenly feel the need to buy a turkey! could i have the recipies for the following....

turkey/cranberry wraps, white bean and turkey stew, and turkey santa fe soup

thank you G!

Gina Hostetler said...

Cass...trust me, the combo of a Dutchie married to a Mennonite is downright frightening! It's a wonder we spend any money at all!

Jayne said...

Hey cousin...I'd like the recipes for: turkey crescent roll pockets, white bean and turkey stew, and turkey santa fe soup. All sounds very good...Jeff & I usually both get free turkeys from work so we always have extra...but...I'm not sure about this year since we've both been away from our jobs for about 4 months...oh well, still would like to try the recipes. Love you guys...give Mike & Leah a hug from us and have Mike give you a hug!!! =)