How about you? How are you using up leftovers? What have you made already?
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Like most of you, I relish Thanksgiving leftovers. Stuffing, mashed potatoes, and turkey legs all possess a greater depth of flavor the next day. But white meat turkey always seems to taste worse the following morning. In my mind, consuming leftover turkey breast is up there with finishing day-old fish. To help matters, I decided to try a regional dish I've always wanted to make: the legendary Kentucky Hot Brown.
This warm sandwich, created at the Brown Hotel in 1926, is an open-faced wonder of roasted turkey, bacon, and tomatoes on fat toast, drizzled with luscious Mornay sauce. Nearly a century later, there are many variations, but I returned to the original, a move I don't regret. I love how the creamy, nutty Pecorino cheese sauce offsets the lean tone of turkey breast. For a Thanksgiving leftover idea you'll be making for years to come, keep reading.
How about you? What's your favorite way to eat turkey day leftovers?
Any time you order takeout, delivery, or take home a doggy bag between now and Thanksgiving, be sure to hand wash and reserve some of the plastic takeout containers that you get from restaurants. That way, on Thanksgiving day, you can send your guests home happy with leftovers of their choice — and you won't be short any servingware.
Got any tips for Thanksgiving leftovers? Share them below!
The day following the biggest food holiday of the year, it only makes sense that there's enough remaining to feed a small village. Growing up, I quickly tired of eating turkey and stuffing for every meal, so as I got older, I began incorporating turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and vegetables into newfangled dishes. (Check out some especially innovative ideas.) But I have friends who aren't fans of leftovers in general, and that includes Thanksgiving dishes, too.
What about you: Are leftovers an enjoyable or dreaded part of Thanksgiving?
Hope you had a great feast! If you're like most Americans you've probably got a ton of leftovers to deal with. If you didn't send them all home with your guests, you might think that you'll be eating turkey for days. For some of you that might sound awful, sure it's great after day one or day two, but day three and four? Well don't fret, I've scoured the Internet and I have found some of the best turkey leftover recipes. I personally love a turkey pie, but to see some of the other gems I've uncovered — including one for Fido! — read more
The big feast is just a few days away, and while all of your thoughts are on shopping and prepping, be sure you don't overlook the leftovers. If you're like most Americans, your fridge is going to be crammed with leftovers the day after. To avoid this, why not send some of them home with your friends and family? If you can, head over to your local craft store and pick up some fun Take-Out Boxes. If you don't have access to a craft store, then pick up some cheap plastic containers such as Gladware or Ziploc. This way, when your guests are ready to hit the road, you can send them home with some of the food, and not have to worry about whether or not you'll see that bowl again.
If all else fails and there are no containers to be had, use Ziptop plastic bags. It's not very glamorous, but it will definitely make transportation a lot easier.
Alternatively, if you're a guest at someone else's dinner, consider bringing your own containers. It does sound a bit presumptuous, but if your hosts are not prepared, it will make things much easier. Plus you'll be able to avoid the, "Oops! We still have so-and-so's plates."
Do you have any other ideas on how to send folks home with leftovers? Share your tips below!