What to do with Thanksgiving Leftovers
November 18, 2009
Thanksgiving is fast approaching. Our tables will soon be laden with different varieties of green bean casseroles, gravy, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and Brussels sprots and, of course, the turkey. While all that bounty is a sight to behold, our eyes are often bigger than our stomachs.
How can we get rid of all of those leftovers? Use a little creativity and you could come up with some great new dishes.
A Thanksgiving sandwich is a popular tradition in some homes. Start by toasting two sturdy slices of multigrain bread. Spread one slice with mayonnaise and the other with left-over cranberry sauce. Pile on the turkey and add lettuce and left over stuffing. This delicious sandwich can be served cold, warm or open-faced and drizzled with gravy.
If you have plenty of left-over side dishes, consider making a Thanksgiving pot-pie. Use a store-bought pie crust. In a bowl, combine mashed potatoes, gray, pieces of left-over turkey and any remaining green bean casserole and vegetables like broccoli or carrots. Add salt and pepper to taste, top with pie crust, and bake in a 425 degree oven for about half an hour. Serve hot with gravy.