What to do With Thanksgiving Leftovers

September 29, 2016

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There was just so much food! Now as you look over the table with half a turkey carcass, a big bowl of mashed potatoes and several dinner rolls, you wonder what to do with all of the leftover food. Of course, the very thought of eating something right now is out of the question. Later, maybe tomorrow, though…

Here are some ideas that will make those leftovers into delicious new dishes your family love:

Turkey: Use leftover turkey to make Turkey, Brie and Cranberry Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. This is kicking up an old favourite to new levels. Be sure to use good bread for this gourmet treat. Turkey Noodle Soup is a warm comfort food. Creamy, cheesy Turkey Tetrazzini is a traditional day-after-Thanksgiving treat.

Mashed Potatoes: Turn that bowl of spuds into Cheesy Mashed Potato Cakes with some chopped onion, egg and cheese. Delicious! Mashed Potato Puffs are mixed with ham or bacon and scallions. Bake until crispy outside and creamy inside. Serve with a dollop of sour cream for a breakfast delight.

Stuffing: Bacon-Wrapped Stuffing Balls are savoury and satisfying. The bacon flavours the stuffing as it gets crispy in the oven. You can dip the balls in leftover gravy if you like. Stuffing Turkey Bake combines two favourite dishes into something wonderful. Add a can of cream of celery soup, some leftover broccoli and carrots, then bake until warm, creamy and satisfying.

There are so many other ways to use up leftovers. Turkey and stuffing rollups, Thanksgiving Shepherd’s Pie, Loaded Mashed Potato Cups, Bread Pudding and Pumpkin Pie Muffins with Cranberry Butter. Your family will love these ‘recycled recipes’. Economical, easy and delicious, these are great ways to use up all of those favourites. Gather your family for round two of Thanksgiving! Or if you didn’t have a chance to get away for Thanksgiving and make these delicious leftover treats, why not getaway for the winter Holidays! Try renting a chalet in Whistler, or even try renting a chalet in Banff or if the cold doesn’t interest you try a booking a vacation rental in Jamaica! No matter, CanadaStays can help you!

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