Whether yours is a large or small celebration, you’re likely to have dealt with extra food this past week. Much as I like cooking, and much as I enjoy gathering around a table, I have a better time when I’ve cooked the turkey twice.
This past weekend, Stanley suggested turkey gravy over mashed potatoes. The homemade cranberry sauce had disappeared. The bread for sandwiches had all been accounted for – in various sandwiches over the first 24 hours after the feast. Yet there was still enough turkey for Stanley’s request.
Being frugal, I relish leftovers, but I have a rule about them. Reheat once, then toss. Roasted turkey, though, used again in a completely different dish rests somewhere in-between new and not old. Our turkey gravy over mashed red potatoes was so good I classified it new and stashed the left-over for another meal sometime.