What to do with Thanksgiving Leftovers

It’s the day after Thanksgiving. You’re tired. The kids are hungry, and you are uninspired, but your fridge is full of leftovers. Here are some ideas beyond the obvious take 2 of Thanksgiving dinner.

  1. Turkey: What do you make beyond turkey sandwiches, which everyone gets sick of in a day or two? You can use slices of turkey in many other dishes, such as enchiladas, tacos, wraps, stews, and even chili. Be creative! Here are more ideas and recipes from Real Simple.
  2. Mashed Potatoes: Can you say latkes? These are super delicious and fun to make with the kids. In addition, you can sneak all sorts of other vegetables into these and your kids will barely notice. I usually add some shredded zucchini when I made latkes. They get to dip them in ketchup, so that usually makes it all good for them.
  3. Bread: Leftover bread can be made into breadcrumbs, croutons, and used in French toast, or my Christmas morning favorite, an egg strata.

Here are more ideas for all of your leftovers from Mother Nature Network. Remember to store your leftovers in glass containers to avoid plastic use and BPA exposure.

Enjoy those leftovers and think about how many days you’ll be able to eat with limited cooking….hoorah!

Published on: November 03, 2011
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