I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Now that it’s over it’s time to think about what to do with all of those leftovers, which in my opinion is the best part. One of my families favorites, other than turkey sandwiches, is a turkey casserole. The best thing about this casserole is that you don’t have to wait for Thanksgiving leftovers to make it. It is a cheap and easy recipe that can be recreated anytime throughout the year for only $4.60, but it’s free if you use your Thanksgiving leftovers.
Thanksgiving has really changed for us since we moved to West Virginia. It used to be that I would host Thanksgiving dinner every year. We would have around 20 people which included family and friends and we always had such a wonderful time. Things are just as wonderful now it’s just different. It use to be that I would do all of the cooking and decorating and would always have room at our table for someone who didn’t have a place to go. But what I miss most is all of the leftovers.
Now that my in-laws host Thanksgiving I’ve had to get a little creative so that we can enjoy leftovers. For the last three years, the Sunday following Thanksgiving we have a somewhat small recreation of a Thanksgiving feast. I don’t make everything that I use to, but I do cook up all of our favorites. It’s kinda nice though, there’s less pressure to have everything perfect and I don’t have to make as much food.
oups & Salad s Yields: 7 cups
- Boil potatoes for 10-15
minutes. When the potatoes are soft, drain and add milk, butter, salt and
pepper. Mash together using a potato masher.
- Cook stuffing mix according to
- In a small sauce pan make
- In a 9×13 baking dish, layer
stuffing, sliced turkey breast, green beans, and gravy. Top with mashed
- Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes.
- Prepare biscuits according to instructions.
lads Yields: 7 cups
- Potatoes – (10 pounds for $1.99) purchased from a discount grocery store. One pound of potatoes yields about 3 medium sized potatoes.
- Milk – (1 gallon for $1.99) purchased on sale from a discount grocery store. When the price is this low buy several gallons and freeze.
- Butter – (1 pound for $1.69) purchased on sale from a discount grocery store. When the price is this low buy several pounds and freeze.
- QuickMix Gravy – (1 cup for $0.20) made from homemade QuickMix.
- Turkey – (1 pound for $1.39) purchased on sale from a local grocery store. When the prices are this low stock up and freeze for future meals.
- Green Beans – (15 ounces for $0.39) purchased on sale from a local grocery store. This is a stock up price.
- Stuffing Mix – (6 ounces for $0.88) purchased on sale from a local grocery store. This is a stock up price.
- BakeQuick Biscuits – made from homemade BakeQuick Mix.
Cynthia Landrie says
I saw this great recipe over on google and had to come by and read all about it! I love turkey leftovers too! This recipes looks like something my family would love, I a mean who does't love something with mashed potatoes on it?
I read you are in WV. Where do you live if you don't mind me asking? We lived in Morgantown, Alderson and Buckhannon. Now we are in VA!
Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says
I love economical meals – with a family of 7, they are a must! Pinned – Thanks for linking up to Freedom Fridays 🙂
Tammy Killoough says
I LOVE these kind of dishes…thanks for sharing another fab project! ~Tammy
This sounds great pinning! Thanks for linking up on Made in a Day!
Kathy A Delightsome Life says
Wow, this looks wonderful! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,