Dear Leftover Turkey, I’m Gonna Make You Into a Wrap
So for those of you reading in America, we’re about to celebrate Thanksgiving next week. But, Christmas (or Hanukkah, or Solstice, or Kwanzaa… and I know there are many more…) is also right around the corner. With the holidays, come many many amazing meals. Right? I can’t wait! I mean it’s a food lover’s delight! But with all these dinners, come leftovers.
Dun dun dun.
You made a turkey for 10 and 5 cancelled? Mashed Potatoes for 75 and you have a few remaining? Green beans weren’t as popular as you’d hoped? You hosted and got stuck with everyone else’s leftovers too?!
While an easy go-to is always Thanksgiving SoupÃ‚ or Spicy Turkey Chili, I have another idea for you. You’ve probably thought of it already. But, just in case your brain is overloaded with shopping lists, Christmas gifts, or trying to remember if your family likes cranberry sauce from a can or from scratch, I’ll tell you. Today for lunch I made a Chicken Caesar Wrap. It’s about the simplest thing ever. Lettuce, leftover Roasted ChickenÃ‚ (or obviously roasted turkey), leftover Caesar Salad Dressing, in a wrap. Done. Eat. Leftovers count slowly diminishing.
For more ideas on how to use your Turkey leftovers, have a look at my post on using leftover Roasted Chicken. Lots of ideas for you there! Mmm, like a Turkey Pot Pie instead of Chicken… I made a Chicken Pot Pie last night with some of the same leftover chicken I used in my wrap. Oh boy was it good. Husband took the leftoversÃ‚ for lunch today (there weren’t many, he ate, literally, half the pie last night – I had eaten a couple bites and I looked over and his bowl was empty – one of the best compliments he can give me). He sent me a text at lunch saying that it was the best ever. Be still my heart. I love that he likes the way I cook.
Anyhoo, enough from me. It’s probably time for you to get off the computer and start planning your menu! Don’t forget to have a look at the two week menu I’ve posted. There are lots of great ideas for your Thanksgiving week. And, if you need more suggestions for ways to use your leftovers, please ask (via the Ask Rachel page, Facebook, or leave a comment on this post)! I love this kinda stuff!
- 1 wrap (I prefer whole wheat)
- 1-2 C lettuce, washed and torn
- 1/2 C leftover chicken or turkey, in smallish pieces
- 1-2 T caesar salad dressing
- Toss lettuce and chicken with dressing.
- Place onto a wrap.
- Roll up wrap.
- Eat and enjoy.
This dressing recipe is adapted from The Pioneer Woman’s recipe: Pam’s Simple Scrumptious Caesar Salad.
|Caesar Salad Dressing||
- 2-3 T lemon juice
- 5 T mayo
- 1 T dijon mustard
- 10 T olive oil
- 1/2 t salt
- 1/2 C parmesan
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- Whisk all ingredients except oil together.
- Slowly drizzle oil in, whisking as you do.