Making the Most of Your Turkey Leftovers With PCHSearch!

Searchers, TODAY is a wonderful day.

Contrary to what you might think, I’m not rejoicing over the amazing bargains that are out there today. Make no mistake, I will fight my way to get some of the most useless things I will ever purchase simply because they’re so cheap. (Flannel hot pink zebra patterned footie pajamas? Uh, YES PLEASE!) In fact as you’re reading this, I’m probably sitting outside a local retail giant plotting the most direct route to the TV on DVD section. But my crazy shopping shenanigans aside, today is a wonderful day for another reason.

Ladies and gentlemen…today is LEFTOVER FRIDAY.  Let me explain.

I was born into a small family that seemingly neglected the traditional Thanksgiving. The cook in the house preferred chicken. I never knew how “sweet” potatoes could actually be, since mashed was the ONLY option.  And pumpkin? Well, THAT was never a pie choice in my household. All my life, I grew up hating that one day in November where I would long for the so-called bone dry turkey that I was never allowed. It was like my forbidden fruit. All that changed when I turned 18.

It has nothing to do with me being a legal adult, it just happens to be when I met one of my best friends.

A few months after we met, we were talking about my T-day plans, and when I mentioned the rather lackluster dining experience, she offered me a solution. “Just come to Leftover Friday,” she said. I stared at her inquisitively and she explained. “We always have so many turkey leftovers that my family comes back over, my mom makes another turkey and we all just eat…again.”

I’m fairly certain, I had to bite back some tears when I got this invitation. I, of course, went and have been going every year since then. Leftover Friday is the best day ever. And like I said, TODAY is Leftover Friday!

Of course, for some people having a second Thanksgiving dinner is a little excessive.  Some people don’t have as many turkey leftovers as her family does, nor do they have a turkey-deprived interloper who will attack at the first whiff of some gravy. So then the question remains, what to do with the leftovers?

Why not, in the words of food guru Emeril Lagasse, “kick it up a notch!” You can use PCHSearch&Win to find ALL sorts of awesome recipes and ideas for how to rid yourself of the leftover bird. You can always pair it with a new side dish for a different dinner. You can make some soup. You’ve got more options than the standard turkey sandwich!  (However, I am not disrespecting the magnitude of the leftover turkey sandwich.)

Plus, using PCHSearch&Win will give you the chance to win great prizes! I mean really, where else can you be researching what to do with leftover turnips and instantly win cash or other great prizes?

So happy eating searchers, and if anyone still has questions about what to do with their leftovers…I’ll be happy to help! :)

Sarah S.

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Bobbie Moore said...

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ann hicks said...

add your comment here eat them,refreeze them til christmas.

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Aurora Belleza said...

I mixed my leftovers with chicken adobo (Filipino) style andit taste so good. Thanks

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Diana Hanlon said...

Thank you Sarah, that was a nice story we do like left overs and I do make Turkey saled sandwhich with pepper on it and it realy….good love it we are all stuffed and I’m full….!!

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Lamontisha said...

I would like to win something …

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Leah Alexis said...

Very interesting, A+.

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angelo barron said...

That is a very beautiful and loving photo of that and I referred it to my wife

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Lawrence workingonabetterme Lovelace a.k.a. Larry Love (Facebook) said...

I must’ve went to everyone i know and ate myself sick even have left overs i think i won’t have to cook till Christmas… lol but it has given me something else to do if I’m blessed to win I’ve always wanted to take my kids on thanksgiving out to feed the homeless with this money i can do that i would have my church go out with me and pass out plates the homeless on the street the majority of the day

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Joan McMahon said...

fun to do the crosswords on PCH

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Arthur Barnes said...

No matter how leftopver turkey is prepared it’s good!

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Leonida Torres said...

We could make some Turkey and rice,turkey and vegetable,using a blender and blender the turkey with heavy cream,make nice paste good breads.

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barbara detubio said...

it’sthe same with my family there is always a Leftover Friday Turkey and Pumpkin Pie.

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Leonida Torres said...

We can make Turkey and rice,turkey and Vegetable,using a blender, blender Turkey and heavy cream with some spice make some rich paste good with toast bread. Soup; yet add potatoes celery carrot turkey onion three cloved of garlic and Vola.!!!

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Eileen Fischoff said...

Ha ha ha this was so refreshing. Your family was like mine…I didn’t know chinese food had more options than chicken chow mein. When my husband (then boyfriend) said we could go for chinese dinner, i said “no thanks, I don’t like chic chow mein. I also never knew there were rest-stops on the road. We always had to make good time and go straight thru, even though my my sisters and I were sometimes about to blow a kidney. I’m glad you finally got your turkey :)

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Willie Maxwell said...

God is good. Gratitude demonstrates thankfulness from a spiritual point of view. Thanksgiving is a day of sharing spiritual gratitude with others. God is good.

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arleen pace said...

i’d like to win this.
arleen

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jill davis said...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL YOU GREAT PEOPLE AT PCH AND I AM STILL HOPING THAT THE BUTTERBALL TURKEY FARMS WILL START TREATING THE TURKEYS WITH SOME RESPECT! I WISH SOMONE COULD GET RID OF THE BAD EGGS IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN. SINCERELY, JILL DONNA DAVIS

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Kanika Loeung said...

I love Thankgiving Holiday!
Black Friday was so much crowed! It were wasting time for traffic and to stayed for long line for purchased everythings. But it was very helpful for the price to get lower!

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DeLayne Perry said...

Hi Sarah,
Too bad you had to wait so long for a real Thanksgiving meal but once you got it, that was it! You were hooked on T-day and I am sure you must be a gooood cook on that day. Blessings to you and have a great ‘rest of the year!’

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DONTE said...

I WILL SREVE EVERTHING ONCE MORE THE NEXT DAY THEN LEAVE THE REST ON THE TABLE FOR THEM TO EAT THROUGH OUT THE OF THE DAY BY 7:30 EVERY THING IS GONE JUST BIG EMPTY ALLUMINUM PAN FOR THE TRASH UNTILL NEXT MONTH LET WALK IT OFF HOPE YOU HAD A GOOD TURKEY DAY LETS BE THANKFUL FOR ONE MORE DAY

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jamal hasse. said...

I was born oromia part ethoioia thank you.

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Kim Sutker said...

Turkey pot pie
Cube leftover turkey
Chop potatoes celery oniongarlic
One pie crust in pan
Add frozen peas carrots
Garlic powder
Bake 30-45 mins
Cover in foil

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sandra wilson said...

I would have been great to win so I would not have to go back to work and sit back and enjoy the day.

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william thomas owen said...

sounds delicious

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charles dashnaw said...

i like the pchpublishers clearinghouse it is funny to play.p.s from charlesdashnaw god blass to you all

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JOSIE HATFIELD-SHARP said...

WE WEBT TO MY UNCLES HOUSE WHEN I WAS A KID ,HE SAID PLEASE EAT UP I DONT WANT TO EAT TURKEY SANDWISHES ALL WEEK.

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Karen flemmings said...

I like everyones comments on turky day me and my family had a .ice thanksgiving we sat around talking about the times and evergbodyinjoying the family playing with the kids watching movies I was happy everybody had fun that day no frighting fusing it was a peaceful thanksgiving with my family

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kristonbowie said...

very nice to do something like dis to needing familys

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steven gene white said...

i win

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rose hanks said...

I like. The holidays.

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Mary Jo Otis said...

Great ideas!!!

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arthur hall said...

sounds good to me

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Gladys M. Esteban said...

It’s Wonderful.

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arthur hall said...

sounds good to me.I really liked the story

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Carlene Rhoades said...

Yummy. Site.

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Curtis Martin said...

This past year has been really hard for us. We had nothing from which any leftovers could occur. My son said he didn’t eat much while out with his mother because I wasn’t there. As she dropped him off his mother said, “He keep saying he’s hungry, and I told him I wasn’t going to buy him anything because he should have eaten at the party.” So I asked him what he wanted to eat and he said, “HOT DOGS!” While smiling at his excitement, part of me wanted to cry. So, we ate hot dogs as he beat me in every video game we played. I guess my Thanksgiving turned out to be great after all. :) Love that little man so much.

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dianna vickers said...

Take. Ham make hamsandwich eat sweet pototoes. .

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dianna vickers said...

Eat all the left over and pies pototoes salad. Cranberry

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Catherine Frye said...

I like this post!

Believe me there are a lot of recipes that you can make from your leftover turkey, potatoes, rolls (bread), greens and many more. We definitely don’t waste anything in my household!

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Ruby Khalid said...

I love it its so true

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Robert Wood said...

I roasted my turkey with pineapples, onions, bell peppers, garlic and apples. Now for leftover delights tonight I am going to have stir fry veggies dashed with soy sauce and add the turkey dippings. Then spread with the turkey meat and maybe a few fresh bits of apples, oranges and a few wallnuts. Salt and peppered to taste. Delicious thank you very much. Then a pray of grace before enjoying.

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Margaret said...

Hilarious! <3

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R.Levine said...

Instead of Curry Chicken, i make Curried Turkey, just make the sauce pour over turket, add some rice and you have dinner.

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Juanita Williamson said...

Im going to have to try this. Sounds good. Thank you. Have a great day.

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Adriatico Magpali said...

For everybody to know leftovers are better than newly cooked foods. They free of the fats (skins) and maybe of the choicest part of the flesh – but the best is the flesh closest to the bones. Try eating these with the tender portion of the bones and get the most nutrients out of it.

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Michelle Eaton said...

leftover ham

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Kanika Loeung said...

I love Holiday!

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jose said...

I just. Like the mashpotatoes an the stuffin LOL

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J. Stucky said...

That’s awesome we started leftover Friday because of this post. Hope your leftover Friday was wonderful.

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