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    Irish survey shows gaps in turkey cooking knowledge

    More than three-quarters of Irish people don’t know the correct temperature to cook their turkey, according to a survey. Among respondents in the Republic of Ireland, 27 percent were concerned about undercooking the turkey and being sure it was safe to eat while 7 percent were worried about overcooking and serving it dry. The survey was commissioned by safefood with Empathy Research. It was done online in November across a nationally representative sample of 1,036 adults over the age of 18. Past safefood research has found people are unsure when asked what temperature turkey should be cooked to, with responses  

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    Tom Hunt’s Christmas recipe for leftover turkey pilaf | Christmas food and drink

    It’s estimated by the government waste scheme Wrap that we waste two million turkeys each Christmas. Most of that is likely to be meat left on the carcasses, which, if repurposed, could easily be used in all manner of lazy meals and snacks – perfect reserves to get us through the post-Christmas slump, after all that hard graft, hosting and booze. In my household, turkey pilaf is our go-to, after-Christmas dish. It works well with just a few morsels of meat, especially when you use the bones to make a flavourful stock to cook the rice in, and when  

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    Still have turkey in your freezer? Here is how to use it up.

    The Washington Post Food staff recently answered questions about all things edible. Here are edited excerpts from that chat. Q: I have some leftover diced turkey breast in my freezer. It was overcooked originally. How I can repurpose it in to something edible? I was thinking a soup, but I have visions of rubbery turkey impressionist soup A: If it is kind of dried out, I’d recommend putting it in something with lots of moisture, such as a strata. Also, if it is very dry, you can chop it up and mix it with mayonnaise or yogurt to make a  

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    Turkey or nut roast? Felicity Cloake’s perfect Christmas dinner recipes | Christmas food and drink

    While there are people who see Christmas time as an opportunity to try out new and exciting recipes, my family is not among them. We have roast turkey only once a year, which means it’s always a big, bronzed, buttery treat – why would we want to change? That said, I’m always tempted to make a sneaky nut roast as well; another unfairly under-rated dish that’s just as good with sauteed sprouts, cranberry sauce and all the other delicious festive sides that I’ll never tire of. If you’re similarly inclined, here’s a handy guide to the season’s greatest hits. 

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    This turkey noodle soup is the best way to use your leftover turkey

    What’s even better than Thanksgiving? The leftovers. From turkey sandwiches to turkey pot pies, the options are truly endless when it comes to repurposing holiday leftovers. But there’s only one recipe that uses up extra turkey and keeps you warm and cozy during the early days of December: turkey noodle soup. Slow Cooker Soups and Stews for Cooler Weather Noodle soup is a classic comfort food during colder months. It’s hearty, warm and a great dish to make ahead and freeze for a weeknight. This recipe uses turkey in place of chicken, making it the perfect  

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    Repurposing Thanksgiving Ingredients: What to do with that leftover turkey

    You’ve got a fridge full of turkey, only a few days to eat it, and you’ve reheated the same food twice already. Don’t give up on your leftovers. We have some ideas. NORFOLK, Va. — You’ve got a fridge full of leftovers, only a few days to eat them, and you’ve reheated the same food twice already. Put down your phone – don’t you dare order pizza. We looked up some fun ways to repurpose those Thanksgiving classics, to keep you eating well without repeating meals.  You probably don’t need us to figure out the turkey sandwich. This is a  

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    Savor the flavor: Condense turkey dinner leftovers into bouillon | Food/Recipes

    Leftovers season stretches from Thanksgiving until early January. This year, I’m anticipating more leftovers than usual, as the average dinner party will be smaller, but the average turkey will not. For the first couple of leftover meals, you think, it just doesn’t get any better than this. But after a few meals of thawed and reheated turkey, the magic can start to fade. That’s when I’ll make a batch of Leftover Turkey Dinner Bouillon. Bouillon, whether made from bones, mushrooms, vegetables or leftover turkey dinner, is basically stock that has been condensed down to a thick, potent state. You may  

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    How long is turkey good for?

    Safety has taken center stage this Thanksgiving as public health experts are urging Americans to roll back their in-person plans to keep their family safe from the spread of COVID-19. But even at small gatherings, a hidden food safety concern remains: Leftovers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that outbreaks of a bacteria that causes food poisoning occur most often in November and December. Many of those outbreaks have been linked to common holiday foods such as turkey and roast beef. “Food-borne illnesses are no joke,” Lisa Yakas, a senior project manager at NSF International, told USA  

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    Thanksgiving 2020: Your guide to Turkey Day

    It’s finally here. Turkey Day. We love Thanksgiving. Yes, we mean the food. But gathering with loved ones we see too rarely makes the holidays so special. The pandemic has thrown a wrench into everyone’s plans. We have to play by different rules this year, meaning virtual Thanksgiving dinners or not seeing our relatives at all. Regardless, we’re here to give thanks and fill you in on how Alabama celebrates Thanksgiving in 2020, with delicious recipes from famous Alabamians, tips from chefs and much more. Alabama Celebrity Recipes: Thanksgiving 2020: Sara Evans shares her mom’s recipe for Refrigerator Rolls The  

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    Thanksgiving leftovers: How to make the most of extra turkey, stuffing, cranberries and more

    Frankly, anything in this year that takes some of the burden off the daily grind feels like a blessing, leftovers included. But I know they’re not the problem everyone likes to have, if you get tired of eating the same things or are not motivated to reinvent them. To help you find that silver lining, I’ve collected a host of ideas to use some of the more common parts of the holiday meal. They cover a wide spectrum in terms of how much work you have to put into using them, so you can find the right fit for your  

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