Friday, November 23, 2012

Thanksgiving is over... Now What?

What do you do with the leftovers?
Hope everyone enjoyed the feast of all feasts last night! Whether you celebrate this holiday or not, chances are you've been here: you're done slaving over the kitchen preparing a HUGE meal and find yourself with plenty of leftovers when dinner is all said and done. There's a yummy after thought when it comes to every dish. Here are some ideas to kick start your creative cooking juices:

Leftover turkey?
MAKE:

  • Turkey pot pie
  • Turkey noodle soup
  • Turkey Enchiladas (yup, you read right)! Turkey enchiladas are delicious! Simply choose your favorite chicken enchilada recipe (red or green) and add the turkey instead of chicken. I like shredding the turkey then grilling it with a little bit of olive oil, oregano and diced onion.
Leftover ham?
MAKE:

  • Loaded Omelettes
  • Fried Rice with Diced Ham
  • Ham & Cheese Panini a.k.a adult grilled cheese (try it loaded with yummy extras like tomato, fresh basil or pesto).

Leftover mashed potatoes?
MAKE:

  • Potato Pancakes
  • Creamy Potato Soup with Bacon and Chives
  • Shepard's Pie (my absolute fav.) layer a casserole with ground beef, your favorite spices and veggies, plus a layer of mashed potatoes and cheese. It's simply delish! 
Hope this list made you hungry enough to prepare yet another feast! Try one of these delicious ideas or one of your own and comment below! We'd love to hear about your leftovers creations!

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