What do to with leftover turkey? By now, you may be tired of turkey, and leftover turkey does not appeal to you.


What do to with leftover turkey? By now, you may be tired of turkey, and leftover turkey does not appeal to you.

My suggestion is to freeze in amounts that are in your favorite recipe. Later, after your break from turkey, it will be available for a quick meal.

Half the preparation is done, the meat is cooked. Taco soup, quesadillas, sandwiches or turkey and rice casserole are possibilities. Here is the favorite at our home. We use the microwave method.

Leftover Turkey

Recipe

1 package (10 ounces) chopped broccoli

1 cup instant rice

1 cup diced cooked chicken

1 can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup

1 cup milk

1 cup grated Cheddar cheese

1 medium onion, chopped

Place vegetable in 1 1/2-quart baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 7 minutes to partially thaw.

Stir in rice, chicken, soup, liquid (milk), half the cheese and the flavor addition (onion); then sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake for 45 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Makes 3 servings.

Microwave directions: Cook vegetable for 2 minutes at high power in 1 1/2-quart nonmetal dish.

Stir in half the cheese and the other ingredients. Cook 6 minutes. Stir; sprinkle with remaining cheese and cook 5 minutes.

I often make this by starting with cooked brown rice and then following the directions. The whole-grain brown rice is healthier.

Merry Christmas and stay safe when the winter weather hits.

Try these delicious combinations, listed by frozen vegetables, meat, poultry, condensed cream soup, liquid, cheese and flavor addition:

Chopped spinach, ham, mushroom, milk, Swiss, 1 tablespoon lemon juice.

Cut green beans, turkey, chicken, milk, Mozzarella, 2 tablespoons chopped green pepper.

Susan M. Jackson is the Harvey County Extension agent, family and consumer sciences and community development.