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NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 23: Assistant Chef Joe Breaton carries out a turkey prior to actor Stephen Baldwin serving Thanksgiving dinner to men and women at the New York City Rescue Mission on November 23, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)

Now that turkey day is over, if you’re like me, you have a good bit of food leftover. Like many others, our Thanksgiving was extremely light when it comes to who we spent it with. With COVID numbers on the rise, we weren’t risking being around a lot of people.

I made a seriously bomb turkey for Thanksgiving, and because it was really just my husband, my kids and I, there is a lot of turkey left over. So what am I going to do with it? Create three bomb meals because after two or three days, turkey is considered throwback. LOL. We don’t have time for that.

First up:

Tacos. I know you may say what now, but if you can place ground turkey in tacos, you can put shredded turkey in there too. So here is what you do. Grab you some tortillas, shred your turkey. Make a mixture of black beans, corn, and red onion. Add fresh lime juice and cilantro. Stack your tacos with all of the items, add a little cheese, and voila! You now have an entirely different, yet tasty meal.

Second up:

Barbecue turkey! Listen, I love me some bbq sauce. You could always make your own. Add some ketchup, grey coupon, garlic, salt, pepper, and honey in a saucepan. Pull pieces of your turkey apart and heat them up in the oven. Once hot, transfer to a bowl and lightly add some of your choice of bbq sauce and toss the meat. Add sides of either quinoa or rice, veggies, and boom! Meal number 2.

Third up:

Stuffed bell peppers. This one here is an easy one too. Get a pan and add turkey, onions, and riced cauliflower. After you have heated this for about 5-10 mins on medium heat, transfer into cleaned bell peppers. Place in the over for about 25 mins and voila, meal number 3!

These are all quick, yet easy and delicious. One thing that you want to keep in mind is adding extra seasoning to turkey as you cook it. Generally, if you’ve had great turkey, you won’t need to typically add more, but it’s a thought to keep in your mind. Happy shopping and cooking this weekend.