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Monday, January 02, 2012


What to do with left over turkey, 
except for turkey sandwiches, or turkey soup?
Turkey goes in sandwich bags in the freezer. Also the liguid is frozen in little  tupperware dishes.

Mama Barnes as everyone called her, was my backyard neighbor during my undergraduate college days. She had no children of her own, but oh, she adopted many youg adults as her kids.  Even though she was at least 30 years older but she had enough energy for 10 of me!

She taught me this turkey casserole with leftover turkey.

 First make the filling
1.        Saute 1 onion, chopped, until they look transparent
Add    chopped green bell pepper, chopped -for a few minutes,
Add     3-4 stalks of celery, sliced
Add     can of cream of mushroom soup and approx. 1 cup of turkey liquid*
Add     3-4 Tablespoons Salsa
Add      2 small sandwich bags of leftover turkey 
Mix ingredients till completely warmed through. Should have the consistency of a thick chunky pasta sauce.

In   8 x 11 baking dish, LAYER (from bottom up)
white or yellow corn chips, dip in Salsa
turkey mix
corn chips with salsa
Top with grated Jack cheese

Preheat over to 350 degr.F 
bake covered for at least 30 min. Uncover and bake till bubbly.

*    the amount of turkey liquid depends on how much leftover turkey you use
*    I dot the corn chips with salsa, instead of dipping them in the salsa. I use the Medium kind 
*    if you don't want it spicy, use the lightest kind:) 
*    This recipe is for 3 people, enough as a main dish with a salad.
      When you cook for more, repeat the layers, as long as you end with the corn chips




LadyD said...

Your header is gorgeous and the recipe sounds yummy, like "chicken in the chips." New follower!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Luckily we ate all our turkey up over Christmas and New Year - the dog had the last for her tea last evening. Happy New Year to you.

mary said...

This looks so good and easy to make. I will try the turkey casserole because I have plenty of left over. ^_^ Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!

CorvusCorax12 said...

sounds like a great reciprocity

jeannette said...

Cute way to put it:) Guess you got my email. Thanks for the "follow!"

Since we're not big of meateaters, we always end up with leftovers:) Hope you are enjoying your New

You won't be disappointed. You may want to adjust the amount of salsa, depending on how spicy you like it:)

It's hard for me to throw food away:)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Yummmmy! Beautiful dinner and a beautiful bouquet of flowers (in your header) for the centerpiece. What a great evening =-= thanks for sharing ;>)

Lillie said...

Yummy! Thank you for sharing.
Happy New Year to you!

Eki said...

The turkey casserole looks yummy! Can I have some please? ;)

Yes, I'm on facebook Jeannette. May I add you as a friend?

jeannette said...

Ah, you must be back! You commented so regularly, started missing you:):) What you can find on the Farmers mARKET IS AMAZING - MY HEADER COMES FROM THERE!

Good to "hear" from you! Have a great year of 2012!Visit your blog soon!

If you would be here, I would give you som:)? Do you have salsa in Indonesia? It's a Spanish/Mexican sauce, used for many dishes.

About Facebook -yes, go ahead, and please leave me a comment, because I tried to look you up, but couldn't find you - remember to go by my artist name (see comment on your blog).

Kat Mortensen said...

Sounds delicious! Sadly, we didn't actually cook a turkey here, this year - just turkey meatballs!

I think I could adapt this to chicken though.

Thanks, Jesh!

Leah H. said...

Yummy food. I love that turkey casserole..

Visiting for MYM! Here's my share- hope you can stop by:)

jeannette said...

You sure could substitute it with chicken! Are you a little sad, what happened to turkey?

Thank you - I'll have to check if I visited you -I love the name Cassandra!

Jenn Jilks said...

That looks so yummy!

Thanks for visiting my skywatch Friday!

Jenny said...

This looks delicious! It's a different preparation!

jeannette said...

Jen Jilks,
Thank you, as well as for visiting here!

Exactly, that's why I like this dish (to get away from the usual sweet or potato inspired dishes):)