So this year, we got to enjoy three Thanksgiving dinners! One with my niece and her family, one with my in-laws, and one with my sister’s family and our parents. And I got leftover turkey from two of the three dinners. I have a couple go-to recipes for holiday leftovers. My favorite Thanksgiving turkey leftover recipe is for a Turkey Cranberry Wreath.
This recipe is simple, yet the flavors are delicious together! Gives the turkey just enough of a new twist to not quite feel like you are eating leftovers. I got the recipe years ago, I think when I was just out of college, at a Pampered Chef party. Somewhere along the way, I lost the recipe and had to recreate it from what I remembered. And in the recreating, I figured I might as well tailor it to my tastes, so this is hardly the same recipe I got all those years ago.
- 2 tubes refrigerated crescent rolls
- 2 cups cooked turkey, chopped
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 Tablespoons honey Dijon mustard
- 1/3 cup dried cranberries
- 4 ounces shredded Swiss cheese
- 1/4 slivered almonds
- ground black pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Unroll crescent dough and separate into 16 triangles. With the wide ends of the triangles toward the center, arrange 8 triangles in a circle on a large round cookie sheet or baking stone. Arrange the remaining 8 triangles in a circle with the wide ends overlapping the ones already arranged, and the points toward the center. Press down to seal the ends in the center.
- Combine all other ingredients and mix well.
- Scoop the turkey mixture onto the sealed ends of the crescent rolls, making a ring of filling.
- Beginning in the center, lift one dough triangle across the mixture. Continue around the circle, alternating the ends facing in and the ones facing out, until all triangle ends have been folded over the filling.
- Pinch together any open seams to enclose the filling all the way around.
- Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
- I've used other types of cheese with this, depending on what I had on hand. I've found either Swiss or Colby-Jack seem to taste the best.
Breakfasts (we don’t plan for each day – see here for why – but these are our choices along with a fruit)
• Granola bars and yogurt
• Cream of Wheat or oatmeal
• Toast or English Muffins
• Breakfast sliders
• Banana smoothies
• I’m trying these breakfast bites, in my never ending quest to get my Monkey to eat a healthy breakfast before his 8am school start!
Lunches (see this post for Peanut Free lunch ideas!)
• Roo: Monday – School lunch; Tuesday – School lunch; Wednesday – School lunch; Thursday – Lunchable; Friday – School lunch
• Monkey: Monday – Bento lunch; Tuesday – Lunchable; Wednesday – School lunch; Thursday – School lunch; Friday – Mac & Cheese
• Me: Monday – leftovers; Tuesday – Soup; Wednesday – Leftovers; Thursday – leftovers; Friday – leftovers or sandwich
• Monday – Turkey Cranberry Wreath, green beans
• Tuesday – Turkey Tettrazini, broccoli
• Wednesday – Chicken Tacos, chips & salsa
• Thursday – Potato Soup (trying this with leftover mashed potatoes!), bread
• Friday – Pizza
• Saturday – Chicken Taco Chili, Fritos
• Sunday – Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, carrots
What are you eating this week? Leave a comment and feel free to link back to your blog if you have your plan posted!
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