TODAY | November 29, 2013
>>> wondering how you can turn your cold thanksgiving left overs into something new?
>> we have great ideas for the turkey and potatoes and all the rest.
>> he also happens to be a 13th generation descendent straight off the mayflower.
>> you made that up.
>> do you remember the voyage.
>> i don't remember it.
>> stories have been passed down year to year.
>> a lot of pressure on thanksgiving.
>> and being a chef on thanksgiving but having that heritage there as well.
>> starting with a little breakfast left over.
>> my normal thanksgiving leftover is standing in front of a fringe making myself a sandwich but if you have guests coming over and you have all of this left over turkey , put it into a food processor and --
>> cut this on.
>> just like that.
>> now we have a little bit of our ground, chopped up cooked turkey .
>> that looks good.
>> dark meat and white meat . let's say you have guests hanging out at the house.
>> everybody waking up now.
>> we're going to start with potatoes.
>> it can be anything. it can be whatever you have around the house. it doesn't have to be that strict. a nice hash right here.
>> that's hot.
>> cast iron skillet. everyone has one. probably in the house from your grandmother. probably didn't come over on that boat.
>> might have brought you a skillet from the mayflower which was very generous of her.
>> potatoes, beats, the red flannel hash is the beats go in there and that's what we get that --
>> any vegetable you have going on.
>> go for it.
>> if i burn myself --
>> nice work.
>> look at that.
>> i know, right?
>> so we just mix some of that in there and then a spice i always had on my shelf growing up at my dads house was old bay and i never really understood what it was good for until i started making turkey hash.
>> did they not have it on the mayflower too?
>> i'm sure they did.
>> i grew up on an herb farm and we always had rosemary and margirum.
>> not that kind of herb farm.
>> so we're going to mix this in here. keep that in the oven for maybe about ten minutes on the stove top and then bake it in the oven.
>> the fried egg right on top.
>> that's beautiful.
>> that looks like a beautiful brunch. i love it.
>> let's make turkey meatballs.
>> these look incredible. going with this still on chopped up turkey meat we have here. maybe left over mashed potatoes . maybe yams mashed up here.
>> and then we're going to mix in a little bit of our turkey into that.
>> all right.
>> let's see, can we get to the actual balls?
>> yeah, we have these formed pattis.
>> this is morning television. you people are sick.
>> we mixed everything together here. a little egg and cheese. whatever cheese you have kicking around the house. and we have the meatballs here.
>> and now we see the slider.
>> rolls from the restaurant. we brought those down here for you. have a little slider with cranberry sauce .
>> let's eat it.
>> get in there.
>> it's almost like it came off the mayflower.
>> nicely done.
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