two days after Thanksgiving

Picky Palate Bacon Turkey Chilli

Enough friends on Instagram asked me about the recipes I made for Thanksgiving that I feel obligated to write a post about it — just not today. This post is about the day after. The leftovers. Okay, so the day after Thanksgiving we just ate the whole meal all over again because we had extras of everything. But after two days the side dishes were mostly gone. We mostly had only turkey left over, and I had to do something with it. Jenny Flake’s The Picky Palate Cookbook came to the rescue. This recipe actually calls for cooked chicken, but obviously the turkey was a perfect substitute. The recipe also calls this a “chili.” I realize chili recipes vary quite a bit, depending on who you ask, but this recipe really strikes me as more of a heavy soup, almost a light stew. Well, whatever you call it, it’s got canned white beans, a pound of bacon, pearl onions, shredded carrots, chopped celery, and cilantro (plus the turkey of course), so how could it not be good? We had so much turkey left over, I made a double-batch of the chili. You’ve probably heard me rave about Jenny’s recipes before, and I’m going to do it again — she just gets it. Jenny understands what real people want to eat. Picky kids? No problem. Maybe Dad won’t eat anything without meat in it? Again, Jenny’s got you covered. Just like Jenny’s web site, The Picky Palate Cookbook is real food for real people.

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