Thursday, November 4, 2010
Flashback and Foodie Friday ~Turkey Leftovers
My husband Randy is Canadian..and wouldn't you know it, they have a different Thanksgiving than we do. Normally on Canadian Thanksgiving I make him his traditional meal and save the cornbread dressing and sweet potato casserole for the U.S. Thanksgiving. We were traveling in Louisiana this year for his, so he got his Turkey and white bread stuffing dinner a little late. Which is why I had turkey leftovers already. I think reworked leftovers make a great subject for Flashback Friday, so today I've got a recipe for a great salad I made with that turkey. The ingredients were a nice combination and somehow seemed pretty seasonal with the apples. I got the fennel in my organic veggie/fruit box and enjoyed its crunch and different taste. Celery would work well too.
Turkey, Fennel and Apple Salad
this was inspired by several different recipes
1 cup dried cherry/golden raisin mix (1 cup of either would work too)
1 1/2 cups apple cider
4-5 cups cooked turkey, chopped
1 cup chopped pecans lightly toasted
1 apple, cored and chopped
1 small bulb fennel, white parts sliced finely
1 small bunch of dill or 1-2 tsp dill concentrate (see below)
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp ginger (optional)
salt & pepper to taste
Bring apple cider and cherries to a boil. Boil for 3-5 minutes or until plumped and cider begins to reduce a bit. In the mean time combine remaining ingredients, then added cherries and raisins. To thin mayo dressing, add a little of the remaining cider a little at a time to achieve the desired consistency. Taste and adjust seasonings. Serve on a bed of lettuce or with crackers. This would be great with a tangy cheese added like blue or parmesan.
I was stopped at a light on my way home this week and snapped this shot. I didn't really capture them in the act, but the kids were picking up the leaves and throwing them and they just looked like they were having so much fun. I love the look of fall leaves on green grass.
This next pic was way out of focus, but still had some redeeming value. I think it looks like a water color.
Hope everyone has a great weekend! If you have a flashback you'd like to share, please add your link below!
I'm also joining in for Foodie Friday this week over at Designs by Gollum. Check it out HERE.