- Cut leftover turkey into chunks and mix it with leftover gravy and veggies. Pour it into a pie plate, top it off with leftover potatoes or stuffing, and heat it up for a new style of Shepherd’s Pie.
- Turkey salad for lunch the following week
- Make a nice big pot of turkey noodle or turkey rice soup and freeze in smaller portions.
- Shred and freeze turkey into meal size portions for easy meals like turkey enchiladas or turkey alfredo.
- Assemble a few freezer containers with a complete dinner servings for the quick 1 person meal.
- Use leftover filling to make stuffed peppers or stuffed pork chops
for that weekend: Within two hours of removing the turkey from the oven, take out the stuffing and carve the meat off the bones. Wrap turkey and stuffing separately, and refrigerate; use both within three days.
for long-term storage: Frozen turkey will last two months; stuffing will last a month (Note from Frugal Carol: YUK!). Cranberry sauce has the longest shelf life of any dish on the Thanksgiving table. Depending on your recipe, it can keep well in the fridge or freezer for months.