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Today is the day before the Thanksgiving feast, but I’m already thinking about the day after.

I hope I’ll have plenty of turkey stored in the fridge, at least enough for Friday’s lunch and dinner. Classic bathroom vanity I purposely bought a large turkey to make sure that I have extra.


After all the cooking I’ll be doing today and Thursday, I could use a head start on the weekend. Classic bathroom tile But that doesn’t mean I won’t be cooking. Classic bathroom designs pictures I want different looks and tastes that I can put on that leftover turkey.

When I think about Thanksgiving leftovers, I always go to the three S’s: soups, salads and sandwiches.

For soup, I’m content to throw turkey into a broth with the vegetables on hand. Best craft cocktails in chicago Sometimes I’ll add rice, potatoes, pasta and beans to flesh it out. Best place for cocktails in san francisco See the accompanying recipe that explains how to get a flavorful broth out of the cooked turkey bones.

For something different, try adding ginger and lemongrass to soup for an Asian flavor. Classic radio fm kenya Or a last-minute addition of lime juice, chiles, avocado and tortilla strips makes for a bright and bold Tex-Mex meal.

Salads are similar thrown-together, improvised affairs. Classic radio fm uk When I’m making a main-dish salad, I like to use different cheeses and nuts. Classic radio fm online The salad recipe below combines feta cheese and almonds, but experiment with different combinations to find what suits you.

To add another dimension to turkey sandwiches, I like to turn them into grilled-cheese sandwiches with turkey. Old 1920 cars But don’t settle for turkey and cheese. Best cocktails with gin Try adding mustard or cranberry sauce. Easy cocktails with gin Or try the recipe below that adds avocado to the filling and then lightly batters the sandwich with a Parmesan coating.

Of course, soups, salads and sandwiches are just the beginning of what you can do with turkey leftovers. Classic radio club of boston Stir-fries, tacos, enchiladas, casseroles and pasta dishes are a few popular dishes in which turkey can substitute for another meat.

The enchiladas recipe below can be assembled in about 10 minutes, and it takes only 20 minutes to bake.

Below, check out the updated version of turkey tetrazzini with portobello mushrooms, leeks and radicchio. Classic radio jingles If you don’t have radicchio, try baby spinach or Napa cabbage.

The recipe for sesame turkey also takes just a few minutes, sauteing whole slices of turkey breast in a sesame coating.

Finally, for something really different, finely chop turkey with cilantro, chiles and other ingredients to shape into crisp and spicy turkey cakes, which can be topped with salsa at the table.

1 fresh red or green chile, such as jalapeno or Serrano, cored, seeded and finely diced

Spicy Roasted Tomato Salsa, store-bought or from recipe below (about 1 cup)

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2. Best new cocktails 2016 Put an empty baking sheet in the oven. Best fall cocktails 2016 Heat oven to 350 degrees. Best cocktails of 2016 Put cornmeal in a shallow bowl. Best bathroom designs pictures Whisk egg white with the water and place in a second shallow bowl. Best cocktails with ginger ale Dip each patty one at a time in the egg white, then coat with the cornmeal. Classic radio shows online free Set aside.

3. Classic radio shows mp3 Heat large frying pan over medium heat. Classic radio shows on cd Add the oil. Used bathroom sinks and vanities When the oil is hot, add the patties, about four at a time or as needed to avoid overcrowding. Old radio commercials Allow an inch or more between patties to facilitate browning. Classic bathroom floor tile patterns Cook until golden, about 2 minutes on each side. Classic bathroom tile designs Repeat with second batch as needed, then transfer patties to the hot baking sheet in the oven. Classic bathroom floor tile Bake until heated through, about 5 minutes. Best craft cocktails in las vegas Serve with the salsa.

Recipe adapted from “The Fine Cooking Thanksgiving Cookbook” from the editors of Fine Cooking magazine (Taunton Press, 2012).

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Recipe adapted from “The Fine Cooking Thanksgiving Cookbook” from the editors of Fine Cooking magazine (Taunton Press, 2012).

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? cup chopped radicchio leaves, or baby spinach or shredded Napa cabbage (optional)

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Recipe adapted from “The Sunset Essential Western Cookbook” (Oxmoor House, 2012)

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Recipe adapted from “The Sunset Essential Western Cookbook” (Oxmoor House, 2012)

3 cups torn radicchio or 4 heads Belgian endive, leaves separated, cut into ?-inch pieces (See Note)

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Note: Feel free to substitute any lettuce or combination of tender greens for the radicchio, arugula and frisee.

Recipe adapted from “The Macy’s Culinary Council Thanksgiving and Holiday Cookbook” (Book Kitchen, 2011).

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