One of my new year aspirations is to cook more from scratch at home, I also want to waste less. So turkey seemed like a good place to put my good intentions into practise. With the left over turkey I have eaten dinner for the past few days, I have a little for our picnic lunch on our long drive tomorrow and I have made these;
Turkey chilli based on This Jamie recipe I adapted it slightly to suite the ingredients I had left in the fridge and what was in the store cupboard
5 turkey pies, also using the leftover gravy I had in the fridge leftover from the big day.
Sausage rolls, using unused sausage meat and leftover pastry from the pies.
I also made curry, the three pots on the left hand side, again using leftovers and bits from the store cupboard
Once I was finished stripping the turkey off the carcass I made some stock.
All of the yummy turkey goodies are stashed in the freezer, providing me with some lovely ready meals when I start back at work on Tuesday. I am hoping that I will get into the habit of cooking this way each month it's a frugal way of living I am aiming towards.
I also had a little wander around the sales, well it would have been not to. I got some little knick knacks to put away for stocking fillers and birthday presents. Not too much this year though I was very restrained. I couldn't resist these though;
The four little pots hanging by the window. They were the grand total of 74p each!
So cute and just the green I want to decorate my kitchen in. I am planning on growing my own herbs this year and though these would be ideal for some to be grown indoors. I am planning on organising this when we get back from my sisters house after new year. Currently they are holding the rosemary and bay leaves I collected from the allotment and am drying out.
Later on I will add the recipes I used for the turkey leftovers onto my recipe page.