Gobbling Up Holiday Leftovers–Repackaged
Holiday leftovers are still making the rounds at our home. It’s one of the pleasures of this season that our family looks forward to. When the mounds of wrapping paper are wadded up and the lights on the tree are quiet, a slower pace descends upon our home. A time of reflection and a return to home-cooked meals enters as we try to restore energies spent in loving, giving, laughing, clinging to the treasure of family from California to Minnesota.
One of our family’s favorites that heat up winter evenings is Wild Rice-Turkey Casserole. Digging through the frozen storehouse, I find the freezer bags bulging with cut up turkey. Reserved for a tasty treat that savors the flavors of the holiday once more.
When I realized I was posting a recipe for another casserole dish, I began to wonder if I secretly had Minnesota roots, like hubby. Hot dish, as it is called there, makes it to every gathering in that fair state. According to the tongue-in-cheek book, “How to Speak Minnesotan,” hot dish is a mainstay of the Swedish diet there.
Whether you have Midwestern roots or not, I’m sure you’ll relish this creative twist for leftovers.
This certainly will go over big with our family!
We love wild rice mix and what a great way to use up some of that left over turkey! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for sharing this recipe. It sounds so good for a cold, winter night. Enjoy your weekend.
Oh, yes! I love hot dish … at any time of day. This looks especially good.
What is that delicious smell? Oh! Of course, it’s coming from Janis’ kitchen!
This looks delicious – thanks for sharing the recipe.
Joyful~ I’m sure you’ll like this recipe if you like wild rice mix. Adds a great flavor to the turkey and all. Thanks for stopping by.
Mildred~It definitely warms up a winter night. This is a much quieter weekend!
Susan~Loved you going along with the “hot dish” notion of Minnesotans. I think it all started with Garrison Keillor.
Sharon~You are too cute! Delicious smells coming from my kitchen. You made me laugh! Some day you’ll have to come by my kitchen and join us.
Ann~I can see your family gathered around the Sunday table and this steaming dinner gracing your table. I think they’ll all like it. Your recipe sounds great, too. Warm the tummy foods for winter–Yumm!
This sounds amazing! I have made a wild rice and chicken creamy soup that has some similar elements, but the casserole would be so much more filling. Love the leftover use–I think I have some frozen turkey. This could be an inspiring Sunday dinner! Thanks for linking to Food on Fridays!