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First, I want to say a big thank you to my readers. I celebrated the first anniversary of my blog on Christmas Eve! My enthusiasm for cooking and researching food of the past continues after nearly 100 recipes, many messes, and quite a few screw-ups! Thanks for supporting me!

Once the family and friends clear out after the holidays, most of us are left with plenty of leftovers. And there are only so many times you can serve them plain before your family and your taste buds start to get bored.

The vintage cook had the same problem-and she had lots of little ways to dress up leftovers and turn them into different dishes. This one is yummy-and simple. It’ll use some of your leftover meat and stuffing. It took me less than 10 minutes to assemble and another 20 minutes to heat up.

This recipe comes from the Boston Cooking-School Cookbook, published in 1896. It makes enough for four people.

Ingredients

• Two cups leftover stuffing
• One cup leftover turkey or chicken meat, shredded or diced
• Two tablespoons butter
• Two tablespoons flour
• One cup chicken or turkey stock (for an easy recipe, click here!)
• ½ sleeve buttered round crackers, crushed
• Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Spray a square 8×8 baking pan with cooking spray. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

Spread the stuffing in the pan.

Stuffing makes up the bottom layer of this casserole dish.

Stuffing makes up the bottom layer of this casserole dish.

Layer the turkey on top of it.

Next, use up some leftover turkey!

Next, use up some leftover turkey!

In a small saucepan, melt the butter and whisk in the flour, the stock, and salt and pepper.

All you need is this stuff, plus some butter and flour. I used Penzey's Seasoned Salt for extra flavor.

All you need is this stuff, plus some butter and flour. I used Penzey’s Seasoned Salt for extra flavor.

Stir constantly while cooking the liquid just to the boiling point. Remove from stove and pour over the turkey and stuffing.

Pour sauce over the stuffing and turkey mixture.

Pour sauce over the stuffing and turkey mixture.

Layer the crushed crackers on top. Put pan into oven and bake just until mixture is bubbly and crackers on top start to brown, about 20 minutes.

30 minutes to table-how easy is that?

30 minutes to table-how easy is that?

Serve and enjoy!

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