Well we did it, holiday success! In other words, we cooked enough food for a week’s worth of sit-down Thanksgiving dinners (with extra guests) and now everyone is getting tired of turkey. A successful holiday for me is to have all of the tastes of the season on one table surrounded by family and friends. This one was a winner!
Now, back to leftovers and do I have a fridge-full. In my family, we also serve kielbasa so it gives me a bit more wiggle room with leftovers. Two proteins give me a little more flexibility to get creative. Here’s a little twist on some of our favorites, from our family to yours. Use as much or as little of each ingredient in each recipe. The quantities are an approximation. I almost left out the stuffing because it seemed like so much bread. However, the celery and onion really gave it some extra flavor and added crunch.
I served both recipes along with some roasted kale I had in my fridge for something a little different and HEALTHY! Therefore, if you have something green, add it to your plate for a complete meal.
Turkey-Stuffed Pastry Roll-ups
1 can Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
2 tablespoons mashed potatoes
1-2 slices cooked turkey
2 tablespoons stuffing
2 tablespoons gravy
2 tablespoons cranberry sauce (I use homemade: 1 bag of cranberries, 1 cup of cold water and 1 cup of sugar; boil until cranberries have popped and sauce thickens, about 10 min.)
Place crescent rolls on an un-greased baking sheet in triangles. On the widest end, layer mashed potatoes, turkey, stuffing and gravy. Fold smallest part over and roll up, careful that ingredients don’t fall out. Place in a 375 degree pre-heated oven for about 17 minutes or until golden brown. Top with cranberry sauce and serve warm. Serves 4.
Keilbasa Piggies in a Blanket
1 can Pillsbury Crescent rolls
1/4 – 1/2 ring cooked-smoked keilbasa
horseradish for dipping
Place crescent rolls on a baking sheet and cut into thin strips about 1/2 inch wide (sizes may vary). Cut kielbasa into 1/2 inch wide, 1 inch long “rectangular” pieces or desired size & thickness. Roll kielbasa up in pastry strips. Bake in a 375 degree pre-heated oven for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with horseradish. Serves 4-6.