Written By Kylie Brown
Food, food, and more food. That’s what Thanksgiving is famous for, but once the holiday is over, what are you supposed to do with all of the leftover turkey, stuffing, and potatoes? Here are a few ideas that might help you make a dent in the mountains of munchies.
Have a second Thanksgiving dinner. If, after eating your celebratory feast, you still have enough food left for a second meal, save it for a large meal on Sunday. You could also invite a different side of your family over for the second meal; if you hosted your grandparents for Thanksgiving, you would eat a second Thanksgiving meal with the other set of grandparents.
Give food away. If your family hosted Thanksgiving dinner, offer to send visitors home with a generous helping of all the dishes. Make sure to have lots of containers on hand for packaging up slices of turkey and heaps of mashed potatoes. These containers can be your everyday reusable Tupperware, or, if you would rather avoid tracking down the containers from your relatives, use disposable ones instead. You could also take some leftovers to people in your neighborhood, but be tactful if you choose this option; neighbors may already have plenty of leftovers of their own or become offended when you think they need food.
Make other dishes using recombinations of leftovers. Subbing turkey for chicken is a classic: turkey noodle soup, turkey pot pie, turkey salad, and much more. You can fry up extra mashed potatoes to make hashbrowns for breakfast. One recipe that can help you use up spare Thanksgiving food in one fell swoop is turkey stuffing casserole. To craft this delectable dish, layer turkey, mashed potatoes, and gravy in a casserole dish. Top with stuffing and bake.
Hopefully the ideas listed here gave you some inspiration to start clearing the remnants of Thanksgiving dinner from your fridge. Don’t be limited by the suggestions in this article; do your own research to find more. Who knows, you might come up with your family’s newest favorite dish!