Happy National Bean Day!

Our leftovers from last night are helping with celebrating National Bean Day.

Yesterday I made Chili in the crockpot and Quinoa Black Bean Soup (aka My No-Nightshade Chili) for dinner. Along with some corn bread.

I have started buying dried beans and making them in my pressure cooker. For the black beans for the quinoa soup I put about 2 cups of beans in the pressure cooker and covered them with water about two inches above the beans. I then cooked them for 25 minutes on high pressure. I let it depressurize for 30 minutes then spooned then out into mason jars and covered them with the cooking liquid.

Making the Chili helped me check one thing off my January 2019 Wish List. And the rest of the black beans will be made into brownies!

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Turkey Carcass Soup, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Thanksgiving Leftovers (aka Turkey-bone broth)

Cooking for Thanksgiving is a marathon.  It takes preparation, practice and doesn’t end when the guests leave.

After making the following menu gluten-free, dairy-free, soy protein-free, tree nut-free, peanut-free, and nightshade-free (except for the potatoes)…..

2018 Thanksgiving Menu
2018 Thanksgiving Menu

and running 8 dishwasher loads over the last two days, I am putting some leftovers to good use.

Following my usual broth recipe, I just use yesterdays Turkey carcass and add the veggies I have on hand.

Turkey-bone broth ingredients
Turkey-bone broth ingredients

I had some leftover fresh sage and some turmeric (In the container – note to self, take off the cover!) from the last time I made chicken broth.

I currently have two pressure cookers going with broth and will run three batches of water through each.  That’s plenty of Turkey broth to get us through a few weeks, hopefully.

I will also be making Turkey Dill Salad.  Have I mentioned how much dill it uses?  A whole cup! I love dill and pomegranates.  Who wouldn’t love this leftover salad.

What will you be doing with your leftovers this Thanksgiving?