Thrift

Nov 26

Turkey Cottage Pie (Re-Purposing Thanksgiving Leftovers)

I initially was calling this meal Turkey Shepherd’s Pie until Stuart ask me when was the last time I heard of someone shepherding a flock of turkeys? Sometimes the Scot’s can be so infuriating with their exactness. Regardless of the name given, shepherd’s pie, cottage pie, a casserole or a gratin, this meal is a …

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Nov 24

Homemade Roast Turkey Soup

Preparing a turkey soup from the remains of Thanksgiving has become the second most important dish after the pot pies from the remains of the turkey for me. Unfortunately, most people are so stuffed after the Thanksgiving Dinner that the turkey carcass is discarded and that is a true shame. If you still have your …

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Jul 08

How to make shredded chicken

Until I came to the US, I hadn’t really come across shredded chicken to my knowledge, but it seems to be in a lot of Tex-Mex food such as tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, fajitas, taquitos, etc, as well as many other dishes such as soups, sandwiches, stews, etc. However, recently when planning Coronation Chicken vol-au-vents, I …

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Jul 02

Broccoli Stem Coleslaw – A thrifty, tasty salad

I was preparing broccoli a while ago, by removing the florets for steaming, and I was just about to throw away the broccoli stems, when I stopped and wondered what else I could do with them. I could have cleaned them up a bit and froze them for making soup at a later date, but …

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Jun 20

How to make homemade butter in a jar

I was going through the fridge and noticed that we had part of a carton of heavy cream that wasn’t going to be used any-time soon, and rather than just throwing it out, I wondered if there was something I could do with it other than using it for desserts. In the back of my …

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