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Thanksgiving Planned Overs

I am sure there is a thread for this somewhere, but I did enter "Thanksgiving leftovers" in the search and nothing came up.

Seeing how the "Favorite Part of Thanksgiving" thread is segueing into talk of creative planned overs, I figure a thread to post all of those ideas in might be appreciated.

We only have four for Thanksgiving, but I go all out anyway. I always do a fifteen pound bird Good Eats style, having brined it in Emmeril's brine first. Multiple side dishes.

I have a document of recipes from a chat on a now defunct website which was called Moms Online which was entirely about using holiday planned overs. I use many recipes from there over the next three days before packaging up the rest of the meat in to two cup servings to freeze for future use. One of our favorites is using the turkey in place of chicken in Chicken Cheese Lasagna (I layer the lasagna noodles uncooked).

But Black Friday is always about simmering stock from the carcass while I'm out bargain shopping, coming home to a turkey sandwich and turkey soup lunch after shopping, and a repeat of the festive meal for dinner.

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