Talk Of Alabama: The Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftovers

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Make the most from Thanksgiving leftovers.
Transform those delectable morsels into fresh & healthy meal solutions.

buttermilk lipstick Southern Recipes & How To's Easy Tailgate Recipes RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstickSouthwestern Turkey-Orzo Soup
makes about 14 servings

1 1/2 tsp olive oil
6 carrots, scraped & sliced
4 celery ribs, sliced
1 small red onion, chopped
1/2 tsp kosher salt
2 garlic cloves, pressed
2 Tbsp concentrated chicken soup base
11 cups hot tap water
1 large jalapeño, minced
2 tomatillos, diced
3 cups cooked, shredded turkey
3/4 cup orzo
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
Chipotle Cheese Crackers * Saltine Crackers * Chili Cheese Corn Chips

Saute the carrots, the celery & the onion in hot oil
in a Dutch oven over High heat for 8 minutes.

Sprinkle the vegetables with the salt.
Add the garlic & cook for 1 minute or until fragrant.

Stir the chicken soup base into several cups of hot water to dissolve.
Add to the Dutch oven with the remaining water.
Stir in the jalapeño & the tomatillos.

Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to Medium-Low.
Simmer partially covered with the lid for 15 minutes.

stir the soup on occasion

Add the turkey & the orzo. Cook for 5 additional minutes.
Turn off the heat & stir in the lime juice & the cilantro.
Let the soup stand 15 minutes before serving with crackers or corn chips.

the orzo will continue to cook & expand as it stands

always feel confident to adjust the recipe to suit your taste
add more water if you like a thinner soup & season accordingly
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makes 2 dozen

1 1/2 cups ap flour
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup dark brown sugar
3/4 cup cold butter, cut into pieces
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp table salt
1 1/2 cups Cranberry-Lemonade Relish
Powdered sugar

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Pulse the flour, the oats, the brown sugar, the butter, the nuts, the baking soda
& the salt in food processor until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Set aside 2 cups.

Pour the remaining crumb mixture into a lightly greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
Spread & pat the mixture evenly into the pan.
Spoon the Cranberry-Lemonade Relish over crust & spread to the pan edges.
Pack the reserved crumb mixture in your hands & sprinkle over the top of the fruit mixture.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
Cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.
Cut into bars & dust with powdered sugar.

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rebecca gordon buttermilk lipstick Southern Recipes & How To's Easy Tailgate Recipes RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstickCranberry-Lemonade Relish
makes 2 1/2 cups

1 {12-oz} package fresh cranberries
1 cup sugar
1 cup all-natural lemonade
The zest & juice of 1 lemon

Bring all of the ingredients to a boil in a 3-quart saucepan over Medium-High heat.
Reduce the heat to Medium-Low & cook, stirring occasionally, 6 to 7 minutes
or until the mixture begins to thicken.

do not be alarmed
the cranberries will pop as they cook

Remove the saucepan from the heat & pour into a glass bowl.
Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.

the relish will thicken as it cools

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How To Make The Most Of Thanksgiving Leftovers

You’ve been preparing to feed the entire United States Armed Forces for over a month… now that your seated family feast has wrapped, here’s what you do with all of those leftovers. 

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The Turkey Soup

The Southwestern soup has excellent bold flavor.
Substitute chipotle peppers in adobo for the jalapeños for a smoky variation.
Outside of turkey season, chicken makes an excellent pinch hitter.

The orzo will continue to cook & expand as it stands

Always feel confident to adjust the recipe to suit your taste.
Add more water if you like a thinner soup & season accordingly.

Remove the seeds & the membrane from the jalapeño for a milder heat level.

To cool the soup quickly, toss in a few cups of ice.
Reheat servings in the microwave for a fast supper solution.

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Delicious & so fresh!
Expect the top to be a tad bit crispier than the crust.
I promise you will not be disappointed.
The textures when paired with the fruit are spot on & interesting.

The perfect recipe to prepare with leftover cranberry relish.
I’m sure you have some in your fridge that would work beautifully in the bars.
Prepare with homemade relish & not the canned variety.

Wonderful for a home baked food gift.
Wrap in pretty packaging, add a bow & a special tag.

Enjoy them for breakfast, a snack & dessert.


Holiday Leftovers 2.0

You’ve enjoyed the traditional feast.
Kick off the busy holiday season with a few additional ways to keep mealtime interesting.

The Appetizer

Combine cream cheese, feta, scallions & a smidgen of fresh minced garlic.
Shape into a log & roll in pepitas.
Top with fresh cranberry relish & chopped fresh parsley.
Serve with crackers.

The Salad

Dress mixed greens with turkey, cranberry relish & toasted pecans.
Top with blue cheese & a white wine vinaigrette.

It’s A Wrap

Spread mashed avocado onto flat bread.
Top with turkey, bacon, cranberry relish & mixed greens.
Drizzle with chipotle Ranch salad dressing.

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