Let me take this opportunity to wish all our 'south-of-the-border' friends and family a most blessed Thanksgiving! May your celebrations be filled with peace, love and joy...and may your thankful spirit go with you into the days to come.
Today I am thankful for my husband's sister, Anne...who I only got to know when I married into the family. She was the oldest of the siblings...the tiniest...and the bubbliest. She was a wonderful sister-in-law and became a favorite aunt to my children. She was also a very good cook...and I have many recipes in my file in her perfect handwriting printing. She passed away suddenly eight years ago...and now I treasure all those things which came from her. We celebrated our Canadian Thanksgiving last month and I cooked up a whopping big turkey (33 pounds)...which guaranteed lots of turkey leftovers! I pulled Anne's Turkey Wonder recipe from the file...and took it with me to the grocery store to be sure I had all the necessary ingredients. I came home with a bag of celery, onions, chow mein noodles, soup and water chestnuts...but had somehow left the recipe card at Safeway. It never showed up...so I made the dish as I best recalled...and we enjoyed it just fine. I am documenting what I did right here on MGCC...so that Anne's Turkey Wonder recipe will live on! If you are looking for a simple and delicious way to use up your leftover turkey in the coming days...try making turkey chow mein.
- 2 cups chow mein noodles
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 cups cooked turkey, cubed
- 1/4 cup chopped onion (red onion adds a little colour)
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 can sliced mushrooms, drained
- 1 small can sliced water chestnuts, drained