Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Turkey Ole

My husband's Italian and when he was a kid, his father made homemade turkey ravioli the day after Thanksgiving. (I'm told they even served a spaghetti side dish on the holiday.) So you can imagine my husband's surprise when, as new marrieds, I made turkey enchiladas with the leftovers. See, I'm Mexican on my father's side, and besides, I'm from California, home of amazing Mex food. My husband hadn't even had a taco until he moved to CA from PA in his early 20s!

So anyway, a couple of nights ago, I was tired of re-warmed turkey, and hot turkey sandwiches, but didn't feel like shopping. So I dug out all the extras in the fridge ~ and wouldn't you know it? ~ we had the fixins for turkey soft tacos, Lol! Aren't other cultures fun?

Ah, well. What do you do with the leftovers? Make something fun? Or toss them out? As for me, I'm finally going to clean out that fridge today, even though that means it'll be as hollow as a drum. Let the shopping begin!

*** Still a few more hours to enter to win Sweet Waters on the post below. I'll pick a winner at noon, pst!


Tim King said...

What to do? You make something yummy!

We all gathered at my parents' for Thanksgiving, me and my brothers and all our families, as we usually do. But this past Sunday afternoon after church, my parents invited the Missus and I and the kids back for ham chili—I kid you not—and shrimp jambalaya.

It was delicious.


beachnriver said...

I enjoyed reading about your multi-cultural holiday experience. I've never made enchiladas (great idea!) but living down South used to warrant some type of Jambalaya. But this time? Soup and "Sammies" ... Monte Cristos using homemade Cranberry Chutney and a delicious smoky(Greenburg) Turkey and Barley soup my sis made. Of course any kind of leftover bread becomes bread pudding!

Fruitcake ... anyone?