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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Thank God for Thanksgiving Leftover Recipe Ideas

Are you wondering what to do with all your left over turkey or ham, here are a few recipes I came up with so you don't waste the food. My husband ate the first one all gone before I was able to take a picture. I made the 2nd one tonight, so I will upload a picture later on. The third one will be for tomorrow night.

Ham, Potato, Green Bean Casserole (HUBBY APPROVED)

Cut up left over ham
1 box of Au gratin or cheesy scalloped potatoes or make homemade with thin sliced potatoes, milk and cheese.
Use left over green beans or open up a new can (drain)
shredded cheddar cheese
 Mix it all together
salt and pepper to taste
Bake on 350 for 25-30 minutes, longer if you used real potatoes.

Baked Ham Alfredo Ziti  (HUBBY APPROVED)

Cut up left over ham
1 box of Ziti pasta
1 jar of Alfredo sauce or make your own with cream cheese, heavy cream and garlic
4oz of cream cheese
1/4 cup of milk
2 tsp of butter
1 bag of broccoli florets
salt, pepper, garlic, oregano
Panko bread crumbs

Cook pasta as directed on box
Cut up left over ham
Spray baking dish with butter
Drain Pasta into baking dish, add ham, butter and broccoli
In a saucepan, heat Alfredo sauce, milk, cream cheese together until blended add pepper and garlic.
Pour sauce over noodle ham mixture and mix well
sprinkle panko crumbs on top for a crunchy texture
Cook on 350 for 30 minutes until bubbly and bread crumbs are toasted.

 Cornbread Turkey Casserole

Cut up leftover turkey into pieces
1 box of jiffy cornbread mix
1 can of cream of celery
1 cup of milk
1 can of corn  drained or left over corn
1 can of carrots drained  or leftover carrots
1 can of peas drained or leftover peas
2 tsp of butter
1tsp of honey
1 tsp of onion powder or chop up a little onion (saute first in butter)
salt, pepper and garlic
Preheat oven to 400
Bake 20-25 minutes

Spray butter the pan
Mix turkey, cream of celery, milk, butter, cans of veggies, salt, pepper, onion powder or onion, garlic together and add to pan.
In a separate bowl make the jiffy cornbread mix according to the box, add 1 tsp of honey and then pour on top of turkey/veggie mixture and bake in oven until cornbread is brown and no longer jiggly.

For tonight's meal I didn't have peas or carrots so I used corn and broccoli. I also added some leftover corn pudding in the mix. And I didn't use the whole can of corn, I reserved about 1/4 of the can and added it to the cornbread mix. UPDATE: Hubby ate it all but didn't like it as much as last night's dinner. It was a little sweet for me, I think the corn pudding made it too sweet, I probably should have omitted the honey.