The Leftover

The Turkey LeftoverThis post is long overdue, especially as it deals with the Thanksgiving leftover. My family loves Thanksgiving day. Everything about it. We also love the leftovers, however can only take so much of the leftovers. My wife and I are ridiculous as are morning breakfast, the day after Thanksgiving, is typically turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and whatever else we can do to get sleepy again. Before I had to throw away dishes from Thanksgiving, I did make my wife and I a ‘snack’ one evening as we were working hard around the house and needed some energy. I am going to call this one the Turkey leftover and will most likely recreate this one again and again.


  • Bread (I used the Rosemary Bread I made)
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Smoked Gouda Cheese
  • Butter, oil
  • Turkey
  • Gravy
  • Whatever else you want to throw in to the mix

I stated by heating a couple of pans. One pan was set on low with a lightly buttered slice of rosemary bread, and a slice of smoked gouda cheese. I put a lid on this pan as I wanted the cheese to melt.

In the other pan, I used a small amount of olive oil and heated that through. During this time I made cakes, that were about the size of my slice of bread, out of the mashed potatoes. Shape these cakes when your potatoes are cold, otherwise they do not really work out. Cook these through and flip over during the cooking process. As these were cooking, I lined up the shredded turkey pieces along side to warm through. Once ready, top the potato cake onto of the smoked gouda slice, and top with the turkey and warm gravy.

Trust me, it was delicious.

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

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