Plated + Served: Turkey and Dumplings


Don’t just reheat your Thanksgiving leftovers. Re-purpose them.

And exactly what does mama mean by that? Well, “leftovers” is just re-heating something you served the day before…”re-purposing” means taking the previous day’s meal and whipping it into a completely new dish!

So, instead of boring Turkey Sandwiches, try:

• Turkey Rueben

• Turkey Monte Cristo

• Turkey Cuban Sandwich

• Turkey Grilled Cheese

Don’t forget to slap some cranberry sauce in there if you have any left.

For a quick and easy dinner:

• Turkey Tacos, Quesadillas or Tostadas

• Turkey Caesar Salad (I’m sure you’ve already thought of this)

• Turkey Mac and Cheese (homemade Mac and Cheese or out of the box)

• Turkey Fettucini Alfredo

Feeding the fam leftovers is a lot easier if they don’t think they are eating leftovers. I guess wearing a disguise always makes things, shall we say, more interesting…. Ahemmm.




I’m Christina Chavez

I was a TV journalist for many years, but with a house full of kids I decided to come off the road, go to culinary school and follow my passion for cooking. Mama’s High Strung is all about food… everything from creative recipe ideas to some really cool kitchen gadgets and cooking tips. I live in Chicago, but I love to travel and write about my food discoveries! You can reach me by email: