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Tuesday, 29 December 2020

Too Much Turkey !

I do hope all of our readers had a good Christmas, as Eddie and I did. We thank you for the many good wishes we have received from comments on the blog and also by email. I think for most of us it was different to other years. Here in the UK, due to changes in our Covid regulations many of us had to change our holiday plans at almost the last minute - not easy!

So many may have bought Turkey hoping to enjoy it with other family members and then alas were not able to. If you may be someone who has too much Turkey left over, or perhaps may be looking for Turkey recipe suggestions, do please read on ...

Turkey is one of those tasty meats that is positively good for you. It has essential nutrients that are good for the whole family. It contains:

Protein, which nourishes every cell of your body. Protein helps build muscles and bones, so is essential for childhood development. But you may not be aware that it’s also needed to stop muscle wasting, so is crucial as you get older too.

B Vitamins, which help to unlock the energy from foods. Turkey breast is a source of vitamin B6, which helps keep your red blood cells healthy and reduce tiredness and fatigue.

Selenium, which helps keep your hair and nails healthy, it is also needed to keep your immunity topped up, and is also vital as a protection against damage to your cells and tissues.

Phosphorus, is needed for normal growth and development of bones, it also helps to release the energy from food.

Turkey Blanquette
with broccoli florets, carrot batons and peas
more details here


Turkey Bake
with Broccoli and Mushrooms in a creamy sauce
more details here 


Italian Stuffed Bell Peppers
with ground turkey (or beef)
more details here


Turkey Soup
A great way to use up that leftover meat
more details here
 

This blog features a variety of recipe ideas and articles, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

43 comments:

Martha said...

Great recipes! I hope you were able to have a nice Christmas even with the change of plans.

Laurie said...

Wonderful ideas. Thank you so much for all you do!

Practical Parsimony said...

Turkey breast is the only part of the turkey I eat! I love it.

Tom said...

...for me it's hard to have too much turkey.

Christine said...

Turkey is so nutritious!

Elephant's Child said...

I am very glad to hear that you and Eddie enjoyed Christmas.

Valerie-Jael said...

Great recipes, thanks! Valerie

Linda said...

The Blanquette looks delicious! We did not plan a big meal because my older daughter has Covid and the other usual guests are staying safe at home. What a strange year!

Iris Flavia said...

I have NO idea where to get turkey other than as in cut and ready to go on a sandwich! And even that you have to find a shop for!
And it all looks and reads so yummy here!

handmade by amalia said...

Brilliant idea, dear Jan. I hope you both had a lovely and happy Christmas!
Amalia
xo

Jo said...

We always buy a bigger turkey than necessary purely for the leftovers. We all love leftovers.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

I do love all these leftover turkey ideas and recipes. They all look delicious.
I did make some turkey soup, we had so many leftovers. Take care, enjoy your day!

CJ Kennedy said...

I'm not a big turkey fan. Once a year at Thanksgiving is more than enough for me.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I haven't bought a turkey in years and years. These all look SO good, too. I put rice in my stuffed peppers instead of turkey or beef, but the rest all look tempting.

Debbie said...

we never eat turkey. in my younger years i just could not get it right, it was always too dry!! so even on thanksgiving, i always cooked chicken. now i go to my nieces (past years) and she fries the turkey and it is always delicious!!

some really nice recipes here, i would use chicken!!

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Your photos are appetizing!
A hearty turkey soup is wonderful before reading a good book.

Happy New Year 🎉

Divers and Sundry said...

We never have turkey leftover lol

DVArtist said...

Yum to all of these. Have a nice day.

Emma Springfield said...

We had ham for Christmas. I placed meal-sized servings in baggies and froze most of them. It is nice to have a bit of ham ready to serve for lunch.

Jeanie said...

Even though I'm not a big fan of turkey, I wish we'd had that instead of our tough roast beef that took forever just to cook to medium rare! All these recipes look good and I'll remember them next time we get a bird! Happy In-Between Week!

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh I do enjoy some turkey soup. We rarely have any leftover turkey and my favorite part of the turkey is the dark meat. So much juicier. My husband loves to have a turkey sandwich but I prefer making turkey soup if I have any leftover. Great looking dishes there. Happy New Year to you and your family. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

bill burke said...

I love turkey and it's never enough for me. :)

Hootin' Anni said...

Those stuffed peppers look marvelous!

Lorrie said...

I love turkey. We just cooked a small turkey breast this year for the two of us and the leftovers are gone already. Once we can get together with family again, we're going to cook a big turkey with all the trimmings in celebration!

chica said...

Belos pratos! Feliz 2021! bjs, chica

carol l mckenna said...

So good to have you comment again ~ I got a new computer and it seems to have impacted my blog ~ Hope you had a wonderful Christmas ~ Turkey is one of the few meats I enjoy ~ thanks for the great info and recipes ~

Happy New Year to you ~

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Rose said...

I wish I liked turkey, and I used to I did like it. I didn't love it, but I could eat it.

I hope you two have a Happy New Year, with good things to come.

My name is Erika. said...

Turkey is so delicious and I love the look of all your recipes. Yummy stuff!

roughterrain crane said...

I would like to taste turkey soup. The bowl is cute.

Ella said...

Yummy yummy!
Happy new year to all! May every wish of yours get fulfilled in the upcoming year!

Giga said...

The soup looks delicious. Happy, healthy and peaceful New Year.

Phil Slade said...

Turkey once or twice a year is all we can take I'm afraid. It's just not as tasty as good old chicken. But we have put our left over turkey to good use by slicing the breat meat and freezing in batches for later in the year.

This N That said...

There's no such thing as too much turkey..Nothing better than turkey sandwiches...Yum
Hapy 2021

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Great variety of recipes with a fantastic presentation... So delicious... I wish you a happy new year 2021... Peaceful and healthy ☺️...

Anita said...

Looks tasty and good!

Wish you a Happy New Year dear friend!

Marco Luijken said...

That looks so tasty. Delicious to see this lovely meal.
It's always a party to see your new ideas.

I wish you all the luck and health for 2021!!

Greetings, Marco

Aritha said...

The soup!!!!

John's Island said...

Hi Jan, That bowl of soup looks delicious! Thank you for sharing your blog and for your kind comments on mine. Happy New Year to you and Eddie. John

Conniecrafter said...

Great ideas, hope you had a great Christmas and that your New year will be very Happy and Healthy!!

Health said...

There's no such thing as too much turkey.. Nothing better than turkey sandwiches...Yum
Hapy 2021

Magic Love Crow said...

Thank you for all the great information and for all the great recipes! Big Hugs!

Martha said...

All wonderful recipes!

NatureFootstep said...

We don´t eat that much turkey in Sweden but too much food is the same problem everywhere. In such cases it is good to be able to put some in a freezer :) We need to be used to quick change of plans nowadays. :)

Happy New Year!