In Our Kitchen: The Remnants of One Holiday and Signs of Another

Yes that is a fried egg in the middle of that chunk of dressing

Yes that is a fried egg in the middle of that chunk of dressing

Like many other folks everything is about eating leftovers up after Thanksgiving. This is the only time when a turkey sandwich has to have cranberry sauce, gravy and stuffing on it and when breakfast has to turn into a heart attack.

I mean look at that

I mean look at that

That above is cubes of leftover dressing fried with bacon, butter and fried eggs. Only Thanksgiving makes this Frankenstein creation not only desirable but possible.

There is a reason Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Too bad some other bully of a holiday is always trying to step on Thanksgiving. Must be jealous.

At least one of our leftover creations was a little more wholesome….


Put a biscuit on me and call me pie.

We used some leftover dark turkey meat and roasted rutabaga to make a chicken pot pie. We also had a leftover reduction sauce from braised venison that we threw into the mix in lieu of chicken broth, hence the dark color.

Not everyone appreciates our cooking. When our friends came over for flan and tamales (recipes to come) we made sure to have this on hand for the kids. A commenter once said they never made anything special for kids; kids either ate what was served or didn’t. If we were parents we’d have the same philosophy, but we’re not so our philosophy is to have PB&J on hand so there are more tamales for us.

Store bought day old bread with store brand peanut butter still sings with homemade strawberry jam

At least the presentation is gourmet

While the remnants of Thanksgiving are still around so are signs of the next big holiday.

A cute castoff from a coworker

A cute castoff from a coworker

To get a peek inside other bloggers’ kitchens hop on over to Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for her monthly roundup.

About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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5 Responses to In Our Kitchen: The Remnants of One Holiday and Signs of Another

  1. Jueseppi B. says:

    Reblogged this on MrMilitantNegro™.

  2. You have truly come up with a new way to re-cycle dressing from Thanksgiving and I love it and am chuckling as I read this post. Love it when new food uses show up in posts. Happy December blogging friend.

  3. sallybr says:

    No turkey for us this year, so I ve been drooling over all the blog posts, fingers crossed for a nice meal in 2015.

  4. Kristy says:

    I am suddenly very hungry again despite being stuffed on leftovers!

  5. The PB & J presentation was magnificent. SO much so, you just made me hungry for sweets lol

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