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Monday, November 24, 2008

After Thanksgiving Leftover killer... :)

Leftovers are great. Especially at Thanksgiving and Christmas. The following recipe can be used with leftovers or made from (boxed) scratch! Either way, it's a great meal: hearty and delicious!

We've made it twice now and it's very filling... served hot from the oven, it'll keep you warm on a cold day.

I think we'll probably serve this up for Sunday dinner after Thanksgiving. Nothing to spoil if you've got a good fridge. This way, we can watch the afternoon football games and there's no scramble to decide what to cook -- it's already done! Just prep and warm it up!

TURKEY BAKE

INGREDIENTS:

Mashed Potatoes
Turkey (sliced or shredded)
peas and carrots (or use a vegetable you've got left from the holiday)
Dressing (or stuffing)
Giblet gravy (divided)

DIRECTIONS:

Lightly grease / spray a 9 X 13 pan (or smaller according to your leftovers). Spread mashed potatoes evenly in bottom of pan. Layer with Turkey slices, then vegetables and top with 1/2 of the gravy. Top the pan off with the dressing and place pan into a 350 degree oven. Allow about 40 minutes for the casserole to heat thoroughly. Remove from oven and top with remaining gravy!

Now... if you're making this for an "anytime" dinner and don't have leftovers, it's an easy dish to create from the box & can. Not quite the "homemade" taste, but still quite good.

Chicken Bake -- Out of the Box

INGREDIENTS:

One box mashed potato flakes
2 cans chicken broth
2 cans white chicken (drained)
1 box stuffing mix
1 can mixed veggies (drained)
2 jars chicken gravy

DIRECTIONS:

Prepare mashed potatoes and stuffing according to box directions, except
use chicken broth instead of water in each. Then layer according to the directions in recipe above!

Enjoy!

1 comments:

Rachel said...

The turkey bake sounds yummy. Although I may have to get in and make it before Sunday to make sure I have enough turkey!