My daughter ruined a tire by driving on it flat. Turns out I never told her she couldn't. Also burned up an engine thinking that she could get back to school OK with the Temp light on, it's only a few more miles. All this stuff I assume is understood, is apparently not. Anybody have a recommendation on a very basic, Dummy's Guide to Cars or something of the sort. I can't afford much more of this shit!
So here is it. The absolute answer to leftover turkey.
Turkey and Sausage Gumbo
Start by pulling all of the meat you can off the bird. Hopefully you'll have about 4 cups of meat. If you have significantly less, consider making a half recipe or buying some smoked turkey from the deli. Put in a bag and set aside or refrigerate if cooking the next day. (My advice, Geez you've cooked enough already)
Cover the carcass, leg bones, etc. in cold water add quartered onion and celery and bring to a boil. Keep on low boil for a couple of hours to make a good rich stock. This is especially good if you have a smoked turkey. (Mine was just about perfect this year!) Throw away the big pieces and strain the rest through a sieve. Should yield a couple of quarts at least.
When you are ready to make your gumbo, determine if you have a pot big enough for 1 large batch or if you're going to need to make 2 batches. If 2, halve the following. Start with a roux, 1 1/2 Cup of Canola Oil, 1 1/2 Cups of Flour. cook over medium high heat until the roux turns dark brown. Add 1 1/2 cups each of chopped Onions, Celery and Bell Pepper. stir through for about 5 minutes making sure the roux doesn't burn. Add gumbo seasonings. This is personal, but I'll show mine below. Cook another 5 minutes blending seasoning into roux and vegetable mixture. Add 2 quarts of turkey stock and cook about 20 minutes stirring occasionally. Add leftover turkey and 2 lbs of sliced smoked sausage. Cook another 20 minutes. Serve over rice.