Dinner Tonight: Leftovers - Holiday Turkey Gumbo
For Breakfast this morning I toasted two slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, prepared a packet of Pioneer Peppered White Gravy, and fried 2 Eckrich Smoked Turkey sausage Links. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Cold morning out there today, 27 degrees and a cold wind blowing. For the day it mostly cloudy and in the low 40's. After I had my Breakfast I headed up to McDonald's to pick Breakfast up for Mom and Dad. I didn't do a whole lot today. Spent most of the afternoon with a heating pad on my back. From time to time my back gives me problems from being in sitting position so much in my Hoveround or the Wheelchair. Hopefully better tomorrow! Anyway for Dinner tonight it was all leftovers. I had some of the Holiday Turkey Gumbo in the freezer.
I had the Gumbo in the freezer so I sat the container in the fridge overnight to thaw. To reheat it; I
For Dinner tonight I prepared a recipe based from a Zatarain’s Recipe I received in an email the other
I used a box of Zatarain’s Gumbo Mix with Rice for the Gumbo base. It’s very easy to prepare, takes
Holiday Turkey Gumbo
After Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, using leftover turkey to make gumbo is a holiday tradition across Louisiana. Zatarain’s Gumbo Mix with Rice makes it easy to introduce this beloved tradition to your home. Recipe courtesy of Jenny Fallo.
Serving Size: 1 cup
1 pound smoked sausage, sliced 1/4-inch thick
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium bell pepper, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
6 cups turkey stock
1 package ZATARAIN’S® Gumbo Mix with Rice
1 bay leaf
1 cup chopped cooked turkey
1/4 cup chopped green onions
Brown sausage in Dutch oven or large saucepan on medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, celery and garlic; cook and stir 3 minutes or until vegetables begin to soften.
Stir in stock, Rice Mix and bay leaf. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15 minutes. Add turkey; cook 10 minutes longer or until rice is tender, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with green onions before serving.
For turkey stock, try this homemade recipe or use packaged stock: To make homemade turkey stock, add the leftover carcass from the turkey to large stockpot. Add 4 quarts of water, chopped onion, celery, carrots and garlic, bay leaf and fresh or dried parsley; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 1 hour. Strain stock. Use stock to prepare Holiday Turkey Gumbo. Any leftover stock can be frozen for later use.