This frugalista had one busy morning. I took my leftover turkey and ham from our Thanksgiving feast on Sunday and turned them into a variety of casseroles to fill my freezer. I have come to realize that I will most likely rather spend my evenings after work playing with my lil girl as opposed to cooking dinner.
I made three different casserole recipes. Each recipe made two family-size servings. This leaves me with dinner for tonight and five other meals for when I go back to work.
The first recipe I made is called Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole. This used my leftover turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing mix and created a yummy casserole. It has a really nice sauce that holds it all together. I enhanced the flavor by adding thyme, rosemary, and sage to the sauce. I did some quality control when it came out of the oven, and I give this 2 thumbs up.
I used the rest of my leftover turkey to make Turkey Tetrazzini. We are going to eat one of the casseroles for dinner tonight. I also taste tested this one when it came out of the oven....YUM! It is creamy and cheesy and loaded with fat and calories. I lightened mine up with skim milk and margarine.
The last casserole I made is mimicked after one of my favorite meals of my Mama's. It is Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole. I don't actually follow a recipe for this one. All you do is boil some potatoes, mix them with chunks of ham, drench it in a cheese and milk sauce, and bake. It is always a hit.
I am definitely going to appreciate these casseroles in a few weeks!
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