This year I had way too much Turkey and Ham leftover. So being the frugal woman that I am, I decided I would use the leftovers for different dishes.
Butter Beans (After 3 bowls I guess you can say this was my grand daughters favorite)
2 cups water
Leftover ham from Thanksgiving/ with the bone
2 cups fresh or frozen butter beans or Lima beans
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 Tsp Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Cilantro
Bring 2 cups water and ham to a boil in a saucepan; boil 5 to 10 minutes.
Add butter beans, salt, pepper, brown sugar; return to a boil.
Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 45 minutes or until tender. Add Cilantro and serve.
Turkey Fried Rice
1 - 2 green onions finely chopped
2 large eggs
2 teaspoon garlic salt
Pepper to taste
Oil for stir-frying
4 cups cold cooked rice
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
Wash and finely chop the green onion. Lightly beat the eggs with the salt and pepper.
Heat frying pan and add 2 tablespoons oil. When the oil is hot, add the eggs. Cook, stirring, until they are lightly scrambled but not too dry. Remove the eggs and clean out the pan. Add 2 tablespoons oil. Add the rice and turkey. Stir-fry for a few minutes, use spoon to break it apart. Stir in the soy sauce and seasonings. When the rice is heated through, add the scrambled egg back into the pan. Mix thoroughly. Stir in the green onion.
Left Over Turkey
Broth (Just a little so turkey doesn't dry out)
1 sm. onion
1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
1 tomato, chopped
1 tsp. cilantro
1 tsp. cumino
Salt & pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer with broth. Place tortillas in microwave for a few seconds to soften. Roll tightly in tortilla and fry until taquitos are brown. Serve with salsa or guacamole.
1 Tsp Dried Parsley
1/2 cup chopped celery
3 or 4 carrots, sliced
1 onion, chopped
2 or 3 potatoes, chopped
Pour broth in pot, add turkey, parsley and Veggies. Bring to boil, reduce heat, and simmer until potatoes are soft.
Last but not least, I just could not resist making someone in this house -Green Eggs and Ham.
When my kids were small I would make them green and eggs and ham and of course I would read the book. Awh I miss those days.