December Dumplings (made from Thanksgiving leftovers!)

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December dumplings are to die for! Cute, delicious, and easy as 1:2:3

So, all you clever dumplings with Thanksgiving leftovers out there…Bring us your:

Turkey Meat
Pan Drippings!
Mashed potatoes
Cranberry Sauce
and all you’ll need to buy is 1 pack of dumpling wrappers, sold at any grocery store


Put these ingredients into your dumplings after Thanksgiving

Many hands make quick-work for these cuties. Mom, Dad, Auntie, Brother…everyone can sit around the table, chat, laugh, & create!

Here’s how it’s done:

How to make Thanksgiving left-over dumplings

Grab a dumpling wrapper, and moisten the edge with a bit of water.

Choose your weapon — erm, filling! Here I choose some pan drippings AND turkey meat. (See the note on pan drippings below.)

Pinch and fan-fold to seal the deal.

How to make Thanksgiving left-over dumplings

Once you have a nice assortment of these, place on a tray and freeze. Once frozen, they can get transferred to a freezer-bag, and rest peacefully until you are ready to enjoy them. They go right from freezer to steamer.

My friend Vicky enjoys dumplings on Dec 31st. She says they bring luck for the New Year!

Notare bene:  Pan-dripping dumplings. They’re a must-try. Save your pan drippings and pop into a silicone ice-cube tray. Once they chill, the squares will firm up enough to handle. As this dumpling cooks, the drippings liquefy. It’s a rich dumpling that truly melts in the mouth. Yum!

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