The good thing about cooking Thanksgiving Day is the next day's meals are easy but by Day 3 you never want to see turkey again.
Here's a few of my favorite chicken dishes that would be just as yummy using up your cooked turkey leftovers...
Shelly's BLT Chicken Salad
Shelly's Chicken Dijon Casserole
Shelly's Chutney Chicken Salad
Shelly's Chicken Egg Foo Young
Highlights of the Day:
* Yesterday was nice. Low key. I started the day telling my Mum how thankful I was to have her in my life. Awww. I know. What a good daughter ;)
Went for a really long walk. I downloaded some new music and I just got lost in tunes and thoughts.
Cooked a small but yummy meal.
Citrus & Herb Turkey Breast (ate 1 1/2 slices)
Fried Cauliflower (ate 1 piece)
Not Yo Momma's Green Bean Casserole (ate 1 dollop)
We'll be having a repeat performance tonight for dinner.
Worked in the PM.
Ended the day talking to my brother and texting friends. (Disclaimer: don't click on the my brother link if you have a weak stomach... we are an odd family)
* This morning's breakfast. Another version of my Chorizo Crustless Quiche. Mmmm the house smells like a Mexican Cocina.
Shelly's Chorizo Crustless Quiche (Version 2)
Mexican Chorizo Sausage (about 5 oz. casing removed)
1 Yellow Onion, diced
4-5 Green Onions, diced
2 cloves Garlic, minced
1 teaspoon Oregano
a few twists of Black Pepper
1/2 teaspoon of Kosher Salt
1/2 cup Mild Salsa
1/2 cup Shredded Monterrey Jack Cheese
5 Eggs, beaten
Butter/oil for sauteing
I used a leaner pork/beef combo chorizo but any will do including soy chorizo (Trader Joe's sells a great one). You can substitute a spicy Italian Sausage too.
Preheat oven to 350. Remove the sausage from it's casing and saute in a skillet for 5 minutes over medium heat, crumbling the meat as it cooks. Drain any fats. Set aside to cool. Saute onions till golden. Add garlic and saute 1 minute more. Set aside to cool. Mix all ingredients together. Be sure veggies and meat have cooled slightly before adding eggs. Pour into a Pyrex casserole dish. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden.
I served it with sliced avocado. Would be great for brunch with a tropical fruit salad or golden pineapple slices drizzled with a tablespoon or two of Malibu rum, or maybe a fruit smoothie.
* Right now. Cup of tea. Fuzzy sweater. Music.
Listening to: "Never Gonna Be Alone" Nickleback.