turkey http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/8205/all en-US 5 Thanksgiving Traditions You Should Skip http://www.wisebread.com/5-thanksgiving-traditions-you-should-skip <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/5-thanksgiving-traditions-you-should-skip" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/tired-girl-shopping-507329251-small.jpg" alt="tired girl shopping" title="tired girl shopping" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Thanksgiving can be a <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-ways-to-make-thanksgiving-fun">really fun holiday</a> &mdash; If nothing gets burned in the oven, or your uncle doesn't get too drunk, or your mom doesn't put you on her charades team... Why add more stress to an already jam-packed day? (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/kick-ass-alternatives-to-canned-cranberry-sauce?ref=seealso">Kick-Ass Alternatives to Canned Cranberry</a>)</p> <p>Here are five Thanksgiving traditions you can skip.</p> <h2>1. Cancel the Black Friday Campout</h2> <p>Black Friday is a huge deal. Everyone wants to get the best price for their holiday gifts, but why at the expense of having a nice Thanksgiving? The deals are amazing, but the crowds are terrifying. Don't put yourself in danger to save a few bucks.</p> <p>This year, <a href="http://dealnews.com/features/How-Deals-Will-Differ-on-Thanksgiving-vs.-Black-Friday-vs.-Cyber-Monday/879878.html">Cyber Monday may actually be better</a> for cameras, toys, travel, shoes, clothing, and beauty products. So wait it out. On Cyber Monday, you don't have to leave the house and risk getting trampled by throngs of door buster zombies.</p> <h2>2. Forget the Turkey</h2> <p>Let's walk through this: You have to go from store to store just to find the right turkey. Then, you have to make room in your fridge to store the turkey. Later you have defrost the turkey. Then, you must brine the turkey and later season and dress the turkey. Then roast it for hours and hours. Plus, it's impossible to get the right temperature in all parts of the bird at the same time. To get the legs fully cooked, you must overbake and dry out the breast. The constant basting is a hassle.</p> <p>Is it worth your time every single year? There are <a href="http://www.foodandwine.com/ultimate-thanksgiving/thanksgiving-alternatives-to-turkey">so many substitutes</a>. Try a beef roast, a fish tagine, or several small chickens instead of one big turkey. Every couple years or so, my family makes a brisket just to change things up and it is always fantastic.</p> <h2>3. Skip the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade</h2> <p>Unless you are a diehard Al Roker fan, there's not much to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Every year it is the same: the balloons, the marching bands, the lame celebrity spots, the weirdly choreographed music segments. If you're busy cooking it makes for adequate background noise and something for the kids to watch, but you're better off focusing on the oven.</p> <h2>4. Ban the Kids' Table</h2> <p>Let's face it: Conversations with adults can be extremely boring, taxing, or tense. Add family to the mix and it is all of the above. The kids get a great deal being placed at a separate table, because they actually have fun.</p> <p>Bring some light, jovial energy to your thanksgiving and make the <a href="http://www.bonappetit.com/columns/the-foodist/article/why-a-kids-table-is-a-bad-idea?mbid=entstyl_20131123_14868764">kids and adults sit together</a>. Swap the kids and parents around so everyone sits near a niece or nephew. When your six year old nephew who wants to be an astronaut tells you all about the constellations he's learned, you'll realize what you've been missing.</p> <h2>5. Don't Flock to the Movie Theater</h2> <p>Every year, families rush out to the multiplex to see the latest family blockbuster. It's an ordeal to get everyone piled in the car, to park, to get the tickets, and an even bigger ordeal to agree on a film! Plus, the Thanksgiving movie tradition has gotten crazy expensive: the average ticket in major cities is $14. Multiply that by four or more family members, and you have an expensive end to an already pricey family meal.</p> <p>Why not relax at home for a lower-stress evening? Streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Instant, and Hulu Plus all offer lots of content for a low monthly fee you're already paying, and your cable provider's video on demand service features new releases for a few bucks. Or, try relaxing at home with a <a href="http://movies.amctv.com/movie-guide/top-ten-thanksgiving-movies/">classic holiday movie</a>. Of course, if your kids threaten to stage a mutiny if they don't see <em>The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt.1</em>, then you're out of luck.</p> <p><em>Do you have any non-traditional Thanksgiving traditions? Tell us about them in comments!</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amanda-meadows">Amanda Meadows</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-thanksgiving-traditions-you-should-skip">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/wise-bread-reloaded-right-now-is-the-time-to-get-ready-for-thanksgiving">Wise Bread Reloaded: Right Now Is the Time to Get Ready for Thanksgiving</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/people-who-love-christmas-do-these-9-things-do-you">People Who Love Christmas Do These 9 Things — Do You?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/people-who-love-thanksgiving-do-these-8-things-do-you">People Who Love Thanksgiving Do These 8 Things, Do You?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-things-the-craziest-christmas-fanatics-do">7 Things the Craziest Christmas Fanatics Do</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-host-thanksgiving-in-a-tiny-apartment">How to Host Thanksgiving in a Tiny Apartment</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Entertainment Holidays parties Thanksgiving traditions turkey Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:00:05 +0000 Amanda Meadows 1254111 at http://www.wisebread.com Frugality goes international http://www.wisebread.com/frugality-goes-international <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/frugality-goes-international" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/galata-bridge-turkey.jpg" alt="Galata Bridge at night" title="Galata Bridge" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="226" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The existence of a strong frugality movement in rich countries may be more of a surprise to people in the poor countries than the other way around.&nbsp; Still, with the economy the way it is, I don't suppose it's a surprise to hear that frugality is booming everywhere, in countries rich and poor.&nbsp; This was brought home to me recently when I discovered a frugality site in Turkey that had linked to one of my posts here on Wise Bread.</p> <p>Ozan Sener is editor of <a href="http://www.tutumluol.com/">tutumluol.com</a>, a site whose name means &quot;be frugal&quot; in Turkish.&nbsp; I got in touch with him, and he agreed to answer a few questions about his site and about frugality in Turkey.</p> <hr /> <p>Here at Wise Bread we're all about &quot;Living large on a small budget.&quot; &nbsp;Can you sum up the philosophy of &quot;tutumlu ol&quot; in a few words?</p> <blockquote><p> It&rsquo;s nearly same! &ldquo;Unlimited life with limited budget.&rdquo;&nbsp; I often emphasize that frugality should be a lifestyle in my articles. </p></blockquote> <p>What sorts of articles do you tend publish?</p> <blockquote><p> I publish everything about frugality and saving. Saving is not just about money, it&rsquo;s about energy, time, place, etc. It can be a web site, news, advice, story, etc. I prefer to publish articles which you can put into practice. I track nearly 30 web sites&nbsp; about&nbsp; frugality&nbsp; (just two of them in Turkish). Some advice is hard to put into practice. You can&rsquo;t just tell people &ldquo;don&rsquo;t spend too much&rdquo;. We have to give practical examples.</p></blockquote> <blockquote><p>I also care about DIY articles because you can save so much by doing things yourself--and it&rsquo;s fun! </p></blockquote> <p>America has something of a split personality about frugality. &nbsp;Popular culture tends to glorify consumption and excess, but we have national heroes like Benjamin Franklin who praised frugality. &nbsp;Is frugality a traditional value for the Turkish people?</p> <blockquote><p> Individual earnings of Turkish people are less than American citizens. So frugality is the must here in Turkey, especially for women who traditionally run the home economy. </p></blockquote> <blockquote><p> On the other hand most of Turkish people are Muslim so the religion advises frugality. For example it&rsquo;s said that tossing bread out is a sin. But surely we toss bread out. Bread is important for people. When someone see a piece of bread on the street he or she&rsquo;ll probably take it. </p></blockquote> <blockquote><p> When I first saw the Wise Bread I did some research, but couldn&rsquo;t find any web site in Turkish about frugality.&nbsp; So, I established tutumluol.com. But I realized that there are lots of web sites and books about frugality in English. </p></blockquote> <p>You probably have a broader view of the international conversation about frugality than most Americans. &nbsp;Is frugality the same everywhere in the world, or is different from one place to another?</p> <blockquote><p> I think generally it&rsquo;s similar because consumerism craziness is everywhere but conditions change depending on the quality of life. For example clothes drying machines aren&rsquo;t common in Turkey. So drying laundry on a clothes line is a frugal choice for you but not for us because we already do that. </p></blockquote> <p>In English there are many little sayings that support frugal living--things like &quot;A penny saved is a penny earned.&quot; &nbsp;Can you give us such a saying from Turkish and tell us what it means?</p> <blockquote><p>Yes, we have some sayings:</p> </blockquote> <blockquote><p><em>&ldquo;Sakla samanı, gelir zamanı&rdquo;</em>&nbsp; means&nbsp; &ldquo;Keep a straw, it&rsquo;ll be used sometime.&rdquo;</p> <p><em>&ldquo;Damlaya damlaya g&ouml;l olur&rdquo;</em> means&nbsp; &ldquo;Drop by drop you can build a lake.&rdquo;</p> <p><em>&ldquo;Ayağını yorganına g&ouml;re uzat&rdquo;</em> means &ldquo;Extend your leg according to your blanket.&rdquo;</p> <p><em>&ldquo;Ak ak&ccedil;e kara g&uuml;n i&ccedil;indir&ldquo;</em> means&nbsp; &ldquo;Save up something for a rainy day.&rdquo;
</p> </blockquote> <p>Thanks, Ozan, for the fascinating look into frugality in Turkey!</p> <hr /> <p>I'm looking for other frugality websites in far-flung places--especially in poor countries, but also in rich, non-English speaking countries.&nbsp; If anyone knows of one, please let me know or have a writer or editor at the site get in touch with me!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/philip-brewer">Philip Brewer</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/frugality-goes-international">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/chinese-money-habits-how-my-culture-influences-my-attitudes-toward-money">Chinese Money Habits - How My Culture Influences My Attitudes Toward Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/turn-off-your-air-conditioning">Turn Off Your Air Conditioning</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-nifty-tips-for-getting-the-most-from-an-all-you-can-eat-buffet">8 Nifty Tips for Getting the Most from an All-You-Can Eat Buffet</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-ways-to-get-your-toiletries-for-cheap-or-even-free">6 Ways to Get your Toiletries for Cheap or Even Free!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ready-for-extreme-saving-money-saving-advice-for-an-extreme-economy">Ready For Extreme Saving? Money Saving Advice For An Extreme Economy</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Frugal Living frugality turkey Sat, 14 Feb 2009 19:41:46 +0000 Philip Brewer 2839 at http://www.wisebread.com 4 Meals You Can Make With Thanksgiving Leftovers http://www.wisebread.com/4-meals-you-can-make-with-thanksgiving-leftovers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/4-meals-you-can-make-with-thanksgiving-leftovers" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/5367365131_45bb29b8d4_z.jpg" alt="turkey casserole" title="turkey casserole" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="141" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Every Thanksgiving, I plan my family's meal with the intention of having leftovers. It's not just a matter of avoiding waste, though. I've found that a lot of leftover meals &mdash; including tasty turkey sandwiches and potato patties &mdash; are surprisingly cheap, especially when you factor in all the heavy work has already been done. Depending on how big your turkey is, though, you may want more than just one leftover option &mdash; after a few big Thanksgivings, I've come to the conclusion that every cook should have plenty of leftover options. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-fancy-ways-to-use-leftover-food" title="8 Fancy Ways to Use Leftover Food">8 Fancy Ways to Use Leftover Food</a>)</p> <h2>Turkey Salad</h2> <p>There are thousands of chicken salad recipes and if you have a favorite, I recommend simply <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-creative-simple-frugal-recipes-for-leftover-turkey" title="5 Creative, Simple, and Frugal Recipes for Leftover Turkey">subbing in turkey</a> for the chicken (you may need to adjust your seasonings a bit). If not, this is my quick-and-easy recipe.</p> <ul> <li>3 cups cooked turkey, diced</li> <li>1/2 cup celery, diced</li> <li>4 tablespoons red onion, chopped</li> <li>1/2 cup mayonnaise</li> <li>2 teaspoons lemon juice</li> <li>2 teaspoons sweet pepper relish</li> <li>Salt and pepper to taste</li> </ul> <p> Mix ingredients thoroughly. Makes a great sandwich.</p> <h2 class="rteindent1">Turkey and Stuffing Casserole</h2> <p>My only problem with this casserole is that I can't face eating it the day after Thanksgiving. However, it freezes as well as any other casserole and is great a week or two after the holidays.</p> <ul> <li>4 cups prepared stuffing</li> <li>2 cups cooked turkey, chopped</li> <li>2 cups gravy</li> </ul> <p>Butter bottom and sides of a 2-quart baking dish. Place half the stuffing in bottom of dish. Layer half the turkey and gravy on top. Repeat layers. Bake at 350 degrees (Fahrenheit) for 30 minutes.</p> <h2>Mashed Potato Patties</h2> <p>If you've got leftover mashed potatoes, these tasty patties make for a great way to use them up. I've been known to scale this recipe down, based on how much mashed potatoes I have on hand, for a quick lunch. Add a little salt and pepper and a side and you have a meal.</p> <ul> <li>1 quart mashed potatoes</li> <li>1 onion, diced</li> <li>1 egg</li> <li>1 cup cheese, grated</li> <li>flour</li> <li>butter</li> </ul> <p>Combine potatoes, onion, egg and cheese. Shape into large balls, roll in flour and flatten. Melt butter in frying pan and brown for approximately five minutes on each side.</p> <h2>Ham and Bean Soup</h2> <p>If you're from one of those families that prepares a ham for Thanksgiving instead of a turkey, my favorite soup recipe is perfect for you. You can substitute the beans easily if you have something else on hand.</p> <ul> <li>1 lb navy beans</li> <li>1 ham bone</li> <li>3 cups ham, diced</li> <li>1 onion, chopped</li> <li>2 teaspoons garlic powder</li> <li>1 teaspoon dry mustard</li> <li>1 bay leaf</li> <li>2 quarts water</li> <li>Pepper to taste</li> </ul> <p>Wash beans thoroughly. Cover beans with 2 quarts water and bring to a boil. Boil for two minutes and remove from heat. Cover and let beans and water stand for one hour. Add the remaining ingredients, except for the onion. Heat to boiling, and let cook for 3 hours. Add onion and cook for an additional 30 minutes.</p> <h2>More Recipes?</h2> <p>If you have any leftover recipes of your own, please add them in the comments. I know I'm always looking for more, and I don't think I'm alone.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/thursday-bram">Thursday Bram</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/4-meals-you-can-make-with-thanksgiving-leftovers">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-delicious-ways-to-use-leftover-mashed-potatoes">10 Delicious Ways to Use Leftover Mashed Potatoes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/kick-ass-alternatives-to-canned-cranberry-sauce">Kick-Ass Alternatives to Canned Cranberry Sauce</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/when-good-food-goes-bad-part-ii-tortillas-and-tortilla-chips">When Good Food Goes Bad, Part II: Tortillas and Tortilla Chips</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-tasty-ideas-for-leftover-turkey">10 Tasty Ideas for Leftover Turkey</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/when-good-food-goes-bad-part-iii-the-crisper-from-hell">Delicious Way to Use Up All the Vegetables in Your Crisper</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink leftovers recipes Thanksgiving turkey Tue, 25 Nov 2008 20:50:50 +0000 Thursday Bram 2602 at http://www.wisebread.com 10 Tasty Ideas for Leftover Turkey http://www.wisebread.com/10-tasty-ideas-for-leftover-turkey <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/10-tasty-ideas-for-leftover-turkey" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/2054603471_e68ba6a1fe_m.jpg" alt="Turkey" title="Turkey" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="240" height="162" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&#39;s The Day of the Turkey (at least here in the US) and we all know there will be leftovers. Since I can only eat so many TLTs (Turkey, Lettuce, and Tomato sandwiches), I&#39;ve come up with some easy recipes and ideas so all that tasty bird doesn&#39;t go bad. If you want, leave me a comment with some other ideas for Thanksgiving leftovers. </p> <p><strong>1. Turkey Cranberry Rollup </strong> </p> <p>You can do this as a sandwich, too, but I prefer it in a tortilla. Spread some cranberry sauce, put some turkey on top of it, and roll. It has all the flavor of Thanksgiving with almost none of the work.</p> <p><strong>2. Turkey Chili</strong></p> <p>I love to throw together a chili. Anymore, I don&#39;t even use a recipe, just some broth (chicken or beef, depending on what flavor I&#39;m going for), some beans (usually kidney, but sometimes black, pinto, or even garbanzo), sometimes corn, some diced tomatoes in sauce, and tomato sauce if I want it thicker. I definitely add some onions and sometimes garlic, then salsa and chili powder, and then I put in whatever kind of meat I&#39;m using that day. It&#39;s as easy to put turkey in as anything else, and the bird doesn&#39;t do much to change the taste. </p> <p><strong>3. Turkey and Noodles</strong></p> <p>Cook up some egg noodles. For a sauce, heat up some creamy soup (cream of mushroom, cream of celery, etc..) and add some turkey and browned onions. Put the turkey topping over the noodles and serve. Most of the time, no one besides you will realize that the meat is even turkey!</p> <p><strong>4. Turkey Fajitas</strong></p> <p>Warm up the turkey and serve it instead of chicken or beef with grilled, sliced peppers and grilled onions. Add them all to a tortilla with toppings of your choice and eat.</p> <p><strong>5. Turkey Lentil Stew</strong></p> <p>Soak your lentils until they are soft. Cook them in water with some garlic, thyme, salt, and a bay leaf until the lentils have made something of a mushy mess. Add the turkey and make sure it&#39;s all heated through. </p> <p><strong>6. Turkey Stir Fry</strong></p> <p>It took me a little while to be willing to try this one as turkey is not a meat that comes to mind when I think of stir fry. Out of desperation for something new, I finally made an attempt, and it&#39;s actually good. Soak the already-cooked turkey in the stir-fry marinade or topping of your choice. Stir fry your vegetables (I usually use a frozen mixture). Add the turkey near the end, so it has a chance to heat up but not dry out. Eat over rice or Japanese noodles. </p> <p><strong>7. Turkey Stew</strong></p> <p>Mix chicken broth with chunks of carrot, onion, potato, celery and whatever vegetables mean &quot;stew&quot; to you. Add some parsley, thyme, a bay leaf or two, salt and pepper to taste, and maybe some oregano for something a little different. Bring the broth with the veggies to a boil and let it boil for about 10 minutes. Add the turkey and continue to boil it until the vegetables are soft. Serve with salad and/or sourdough bread for the Panera effect.</p> <p><strong>8. Turkey Burritos</strong></p> <p>Put in turkey with the refried beans, cheese, salsa, guacamole, and whatever else makes a burrito for you. Roll up the tortilla. Heat, eat, and enjoy!</p> <p><strong>9. Turkey Pad Thai</strong></p> <p>Ok, I have a confession here--I usually buy my pad thai from Trader Joes. I&#39;ll heat it up, add any extra meat or veggies that I want, use their sauce, and serve it...even to guests! When I have turkey around, that&#39;s the meat I add and it&#39;s pretty tasty. If you&#39;re worried about the turkey taste mixing poorly with the Thai spices, press some mashed up fresh garlic into the turkey several hours before you cook and let it sit in a bag or another closed container until you&#39;re ready to use it. The garlic should overpower the turkey taste so your pad thai will be yummy, like usual. </p> <p><strong>10. Freeze it </strong></p> <p>Amazingly enough, cooked turkey survives freezing fairly well. It comes out pretty dry, so I try to use it in soups or cassaroles when I use it later, but it&#39;s still tasty and good. The best part is that I can eat it at some future point when I&#39;m not totally sick of turkey.</p> <p><strong>The End Result? </strong></p> <p>Nothing goes to waste, and I don&#39;t feel like I&#39;m eating the same thing over and over just to get rid of the meat. Both the frug-a-holic and the variety-lover in me are satisfied. I hope it works for you! </p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/sarah-winfrey">Sarah Winfrey</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-tasty-ideas-for-leftover-turkey">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. 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