1920s Leftovers

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I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday with friends and family. Currently, I’m on a mission to use up the leftover turkey in creative ways. I made a turkey potpie with a buttermilk crust and even impressed myself when it came out of the oven with a beautiful golden crust. My husband who claimed he would swear off carbs immediately after Thanksgiving went back for seconds. He decided to wait until we polished off the potpie.

Out of curiosity, I looked at newspapers from 1921 to see how the Jazz Age handled leftovers. I’ve never made turkey hash or croquettes, but turkey noodle soup is a favorite when it’s cold outside. Not sure what melon seed macaroni was, a quick Google search said it was another name for orzo.

Image: The Sheboygan Press – 11/21/21

I learned that I’ve been doing dessert wrong. No mention of pumpkin pie, but I did learn what to do with leftover plum pudding and pound cake. Next year, I’m pulling out the plums. Here’s the Sheboygan Press’s suggestion for leftovers.

Image: The Sheboygan Press 11/21/21

What is your favorite recipe for leftover turkey? Feel free to share in the comments.

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