I mentioned a few days ago about the The Motherhood Virtual Cooking Class that I would be co-hosting with The Motherhood. The class was so much fun, and myself and the other bloggers who were co-hosting, practically left drooling (okay, I have to admit…I’m pretty sure I did!).
Chef George Duran prepared some great recipes using leftover turkey…we shall now call them Left-uppers. He answered our questions, then began preparing some amazing recipes!
To kick off the first class on Nov. 15, 2011, Turning Leftovers into Left-Uppers, celebrity chef George Duran joined an enthusiastic group of moms via live feed video to discuss ways to repurpose Thanksgiving leftovers into new, special meals. He also demonstrated one of his own left-upper recipes featured on ReadySetEat.com.
Here is a video of the class (only 30 minutes long). You can watch George prepare the Enchiladas…yum!
You can also check out all of the conversation during the leftover turkey cooking class, as well as see the ideas that the other co-hosts contributed.
We also talked about food safety during the holidays, including how long you can freeze leftover, cooked turkey (if you happen to have leftovers, as my buddy Deb Thompson pointed out!). George suggests that you use it within 2-6 months. You can see the rest of the tips on the video 🙂
Eating healthy was another topic we discussed, and there was some fabulous ideas for both leftover and fresh turkey and ham. Turkey Lettuce Wraps are a great idea…do you see that picture above? Yum-o.
I never think to use ground turkey instead of ground beef, but this is exactly what George suggests. He also reminded us that kale is a great leafy vegetable to use in dishes – it is very good for the body (full of antioxidants). I mentioned that I have never cooked kale! One a side note, last night I made a healthy chicken enchilada and I used fresh baby spinach leaves in the layers…next time I might try it with kale.
We discussed child hunger as well, and how ConAgra’s Child Hunger Ends Here program can help to provide meals to those in need. I was part of the Child Hunger Ends Here program, and I can tell you it is amazing. Please keep your eye out for specially marked ConAgra products in your grocery store – every bit helps!
There are plenty of other recipes on Ready Set Eat – make sure you check them out! I have been browsing around there, and have found several that I cannot wait to try! You can also find coupons (and even which ingredients in their recipes are on sale at your grocery store!), shortcuts & tips, and much more.
I am so happy that The Motherhood has brought back their Virtual Cooking Series, and I can’t wait to see what they have in store for the next show! The Motherhood Turning Leftovers into Left-Uppers Virtual Cooking Class was so much fun, and I am just thrilled to have been a part of it.
What do you like to make out of turkey leftovers? I would love to hear your ideas!
*I will be compensated for co-hosting this show. All opinions herein are mine only.