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5 Cool Things About Thanksgiving Turkey

Like a lot of Americans, my favorite part of Thanksgiving is not the all day Football or the gathering of family and friends or the endless smorgasbord of delectable delights. Nope, for me, it is the leftovers. The leftover Turkey to be precise. There is nothing like a late night turkey sandwich slathered with lots of Hellman’s mayonnaise and generously sprinkled with black pepper. I always sleep so well on those nights. So, the inspiration of today’s post is, you guessed it, Thanksgiving Turkey!

Leftover Turkey Salad

Leftover Turkey Salad

According to this site, the first TV Dinner was leftover Turkey. In 1953, someone at Swanson severely overestimated the amount of turkey Americans would consume that Thanksgiving. With 260 tons of frozen birds to get rid of, a company salesman named Gerry Thomas ordered 5,000 aluminum trays, recruited an assembly line of women armed with spatulas and ice-cream scoops and began creating mini-feasts of turkey, corn-bread dressing, peas and sweet potatoes — creating the first-ever TV dinner. Thomas later said he got the idea from neatly packaged airplane food.

As far back as 1000 A.D., Native American Indians raised turkeys for food. Aztec Indians in Mexico were raising them as early as 200 B.C.

Turkey has more protein than chicken or beef.


Turkey contains an amino acid called “Tryptophan”. Tryptophan sets off a chemical chain reaction that calms you down and makes you sleepy.(No wonder I sleep so well after those late night leftover turkey sandwich sessions)

The five most popular ways to serve a leftover turkey are as a sandwich, in stew, chili or soup, casseroles, and as a burger.

Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Sandwich complete with stuffing and cranberry sauce

Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Sandwich complete with stuffing and cranberry sauce


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