12 Great Recipes to Use Leftover Turkey

Don’t want to just reheat your leftover turkey? Try one of these recipes!

12 Recipes Turkey Leftovers | Good Cheap Eats

Even though I’m not in charge of cooking a turkey on Thursday, I fully intend to buy a few turkey breasts to stash in the freezer. I love having an abundance of meat to use in recipes after the holidays are over. Even though I do love eating Thanksgiving Day leftovers for days on end, it’s good to have a new and different way to enjoy it.

Plus, if you stock up on turkeys or turkey pieces on sale prices, you can enjoy the meat in a multitude of ways, all the while saving money. Double win, eh?

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Homemade Herbes de Provence Recipe

Save money and season your dishes well with this homemade Herbes de Provence recipe.

Homemade Herbes de Provence Recipe - Save money and season your dishes well with this homemade Herbes de Provence recipe.

While we were in France last month, I did a fair amount of meal prep. Certainly not as much as I do at home, but I did cook and prepare meals during our vacation in order to save money and also to make sure we were eating healthier food. (Don’t be fooled; France still has KFC, Subway, and McDo. There’s cheap junk to be had anywhere, even if it’s not so cheap as here.) But you can lose weight in France.

I didn’t have the space or the inclination to stock a full spice cupboard so I carried a very limited array of items: sea salt, olive oil, red wine vinegar, and herbes de provence.

Prior to our trip, I was extremely partial to “Italian herbs,” a blend of just that – Italian herbs. I looked for it at the Monoprix off rue Daguerre, but they didn’t have it. I had to settle for Herbes de Provence as a multipurpose herb. Typically, I don’t love the “herbes de provence” I’ve bought in the states because they usually have lavender in them. I don’t like culinary lavender, but I’ve tolerated in recipes for years.

I read the ingredients on this Herbes de Provence from Ducros and saw that it did not have lavender. Yay! [Continue reading…]

This is Real Life in My Kitchen

This is Real Life in My Kitchen - Here

Here’s a peek into my kitchen and all its problems. I hope you’ve got some good solutions to my kitchen dilemmas. Growing up I thought that the only spotless kitchens were those you saw on television. Ours was a small kitchen with little storage space. Stuff crept out on the counters because there was no […]

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Grocery Geek Report

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Here’s my weekly report of what I spend on groceries for a family of 8. We focus on mostly whole foods, few processed items, and organics when it fits the budget. We go through eggs and yogurt like it’s going out of style. I know, we could raise chickens and make our own yogurt, but […]

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French Fridays: Eat Like the French

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One of the things that we did to prepare our kids for a month in France was a practice I call, “French Fridays”. Instead of serving regular Friday night pizza, I switch up the menu to serve our dinner more in the French style. To do so, the girls enjoy setting a nicer table. I […]

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Pork Medallions with Sherried Shallot Sauce

Pork Medallions with Sherried Shallot Sauce - You

You’ll feel like a rockstar chef when you serve up this amazing meal: slices of pork tenderloin bathed in a sherry and shallot sauce atop mashed potatoes. It tastes like a million bucks, but it won’t cost you more than ten. This meal has been on our dinner table a lot over the past year. As […]

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Good Cheap Eats Giveaway Week #3

Good Cheap Eats Cookbook Giveaway - Win one of three copies of Good Cheap Eats each week in November.

Win one of three copies of Good Cheap Eats each week in November. This month, we’re sharing a dozen copies of Good Cheap Eats with readers. As the holiday season approaches, so does the temptation to go overboard in grocery spending. You know how that is, right? With Good Cheap Eats: Everyday Dinners and Fantastic Feasts for […]

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Thanksgiving Recipes to Make-Ahead and Freeze

Thanksgiving Recipes to Make Ahead and Freeze - Freezer cooking can help your holiday. Choose from many Thanksgiving recipes that you can make-ahead and freeze to save time on turkey day.

Preparing a Thanksgiving feast can be difficult work. Make it a bit easier by choosing some make-ahead dishes that are freezer-friendly or can be stored in the fridge for a day or two. You know what a big fan I am of freezer recipes. If I can make a double or even triple batch of […]

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8 Fantastic Desserts for Thanksgiving

8 Fantastic Desserts for Thanksgiving | Good Cheap Eats - Finish off your Thanksgiving feast with one -- or more -- of these delicious desserts!

Finish off your Thanksgiving feast with one — or more — of these delicious desserts! You know the old adage, “So many desserts, so little time.” It’s true, of course. It’s so hard to choose just one dessert to make for Thanksgiving. Even though we often have only eight people which would maybe need a […]

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Cheat Sheet for Freezing Baked Goods

Cheat Sheet for Freezing Baked Goods | free download

You know how I love to use the freezer to help me get ahead. There’s no better time to do that than at the holidays. Spend a day baking up a storm (grab this holiday baking freezer cooking plan if you need inspiration) and then stock the freezer with all that yummy goodness. Not sure […]

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