Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Turkey and Stuffing Roll Ups and Holiday Prep
The holidays are in full swing around our home, we enjoyed a nice Thanksgiving this year, the kids had a little time off from school, and we used the time to play some board games and relax. I prepared a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all of the classics from Turkey and stuffing to yams with marshmallows. We ended up with plenty of leftovers, which I think is nice. I decided to turn some of those leftovers into a yummy baked roll up. My kids enjoy leftovers better if they are turned into something new, they all enjoyed this leftover recipe!
Here's how I made our Turkey and Stuffing Roll Ups.
First gather your leftovers, you'll need prepared stuffing, chopped up cooked turkey with a bit of gravy added to it and mixed in, some shredded cheese, and some crunched up French's French Fried Onions, and a tube or two of crescent roll dough depending on how many you are feeding.
On a piece of wax paper roll out one tube of the crescent roll dough, and press the seems together so it forms a sheet of dough (they also sell tubes now that are already a sheet, I need to try them out). Then put a layer of stuffing on the dough like shown. Then add a layer of chopped up turkey that has been mixed with gravy to add a little moisture. Sprinkle on some French Fried Onions and top with a thin sprinkling of cheese.
Then start rolling from the long end, use the wax paper to help roll it, and continue tucking in the ingredients, and rolling it firmly. When you get to the end, pull the dough from the other end up, and pinch it to the side to form a seal. Using a sharp knife, cut slices about 1/2 to 3/4 on an inch, you can cut out between 10-12 slices from each tube of dough used. Lay them on a parchment lined baking sheet, top each slice with a tiny sprinkle of cheese, and bake at 375 F. for about 10-12 minutes until they are golden brown.
They turned out delicious, and were the perfect way to use holiday leftovers. I served them along with some of our other leftovers, but I think they would be good along with a salad for lunch as well. I will definitely be making these again!
Besides cooking up leftovers, I am also getting the house decorated for Christmas. I am usually decorated for Christmas well before December 1st, but with Thanksgiving so late this year I am a bit behind schedule. Every year I get out my totes of Christmas decor, and decide where I'll put everything. To update my decor I bought a few new Christmas floral picks to tuck in around the decorations I already have. Of course, decorating is much more enjoyable with a yummy peppermint mocha! :)
I am hoping to have my house decorated in the next day or two, and then this weekend we will go pick out our tree, and have some fun decorating it with the whole family. Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving! Enjoy all of your Christmas preparations! :)