Thanksgiving has come and gone. Why do the holidays always happen in a blink of an eye?. Even though the day is over, usually there are still plenty of leftovers hanging out in your fridge. And what better way to fuel up for Black Friday?
Part of The Meal Planning Method is to plan your meals and snacks with what you already have in your pantry and fridge. Using your Thanksgiving leftovers is a great way to start doing this. Be creative and think outside of the pan. Today, we're sharing our favorite ways to eat leftovers.
CREATIVE WAYS TO EAT LEFTOVERS
TURKEY CRANBERRY SANDWICH - Turn leftovers into the ultimate sandwich. Toast your favorite bread, spread on leftover cranberry sauce, layer on turkey (hot or cold), and top with cheese and spinach. Delicious! (pictured above)
TURKEY SOUP - Soup weather is finally here! Make a big pot of soup to utilize your thanksgiving leftovers. For a recipe check out Just A Pinch's Southwestern Turkey Soup.
SAVORY PANCAKES - Turn leftover mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes and/or stuffing into savory pancakes. Top with an egg for a family brunch or as a side dish for dinner. For a recipe, check out Savory Nothing's Leftover Mashed Potato Cakes and Well Plated's Leftover Stuffing Cakes.
THANKSGIVING DUMPLINGS - Turn leftovers into a fun party appetizer by stuffing them into wonton wrappers. For a recipe, check out Foxes Love Lemons' Thanksgiving Leftover Dumplings.
THANKSGIVING HASH - Make breakfast the day after Thanksgiving easy and delicious with a hash filled with leftovers such as turkey, stuffing and vegetables and top with a runny egg. YUM! For a recipe, check out Boulder Locavore's Turkey Holiday Hash.
CRANBERRY SMOOTHIE - Leftover cranberry sauce is a great addition for a holiday smoothie. Make this for a quick breakfast or snack to fuel up for all the holiday shopping. For a recipe, check out Cook The Story's Cranberry Sauce Smoothie.
BRIE + CRANBERRY CRACKER - Top a cracker with a slice of brie cheese and leftover cranberry sauce for a quick appetizer that will totally look fancy and be so tasty.
Want more turkey ideas? Read our post on 5 ways to use rotisserie chicken and swap out the chicken for leftover turkey.
What are your favorites ways to recreate Thanksgiving leftovers? Share in the comments below or by using the hashtag #MealPlanningMethod.