It seems that everything good in my family happens around the kitchen island.
We just had one of the best Thanksgiving meals ever. About a month ago my three sisters and I sat around the kitchen island and came up with a Thanksgiving menu. Each of us chose a couple things to create in our own way. We decided to stay away from traditional and cooked turkey roasts and breast instead of a traditional bird. Twelve pounds of meat feeds a lot more than the 16 people we entertained so we had plenty of leftover turkey.
Every time I turned on the TV someone was talking about what to do with the leftover turkey even before Thanksgiving had occurred. I saw chefs making turkey pot pie, turkey tetrazzini, turkey and dressing paninis, turkey sandwiches, etc., etc. I did see a couple chefs do something totally different and decided to try my hand at turning our leftover turkey into something Asian inspired…Turkey Spring Rolls.
So with my daughter, my nieces and sisters standing around the kitchen island again, we gathered everything together: rice paper, leftover turkey, cranberry sauce and salad. With those ingredients along with some traditional Asian condiments, we had the makings of a spring roll assembly line. The options are endless. We even tried leftover sweet potatoes!