Now we have all had leftover turkey at one time or another. Whether it’s after Thanksgiving, or another time where you only made a turkey breast, but the leftovers seem to multiply. The other day, the lunchtime after we had had a big turkey for dinner, I was racking my brain to figure out something for lunch for child #2 and I that utilized said leftover turkey.
Since there had been a fair amount of dark meat left, although this is also good with white meat, I decided to break up about 1.5 cups of the turkey into about 1 to 1.5 inch pieces. These I placed in a medium frying pan and added about 3/4 cup of our favorite barbeque sauce. (Note: If straight bbq sauce is too much for you, you can always dilute it with a bit of straight tomato sauce!) heated it on medium-low heat until heated through and served with some leftover spiced rice and some leftover vegan mashed potatoes that were residing in our fridge.
It was delicious and so simple. Not to mention, easy. Yay! It’s a win-win-win!!!! So if you’re having trouble deciding on dinner and you just happen to have some leftover turkey residing in your fridge or freezer, feel free to make this with a starch and veggie and call it dinner. We didn’t bother with a veggie for lunch, since we both like to drink our vegetables in our favorite tomato-based vegetable juice. Me, regular; child #2, spicy. She is my jalapeno girl!