This Thanksgiving, MPR and I stayed home with our puppy who was recuperating from knee surgery. But just because it was only the two of us, we didn’t want to skimp on our Thanksgiving meal. We went all out with a full turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, crescent rolls, green beans, cranberry sauce, and gravy. We knew full well that this meant we’d end up with a ton of leftovers – but aren’t Thanksgiving leftovers the best part about Thanksgiving?
Instead of living off of turkey sandwiches for the next four days, we looked up some recipes to turn our leftovers into completely new dishes, and it was a great success. We used all the same ingredients, but never felt like we were eating the same meal twice. Here’s how we did it:
Thanksgiving in a blanket – recipe here
Turkey wing dip – recipe here
Just swap chicken for turkey.
Turkey pot pie – recipe here
Goes great with a scoop of mashed potatoes and/or a slice of cranberry sauce!
Fried mashed potato balls – we made this one up!
Create small balls of stuffing, build a ball of mashed potatoes around them, coat in egg, flour, and bread crumbs, and then fry. They taste just like Italian rice balls (without the meat!)
What’s your favorite way to eat Thanksgiving leftovers?