With several hours between you and a food coma, it’s just about time to start thinking about what to do with all those Thanksgiving leftovers. After all, even if you’re not going to be able to eat more than a mouthful or two of toast until lunchtime (and the overall feeling of fullness finally starts to dissipate), it doesn’t hurt to have a plan in place for that fridge full of food.
- With leftover mashed potatoes, you can make mashed potato pancakes. Essentially, all you have to do with these is shape them and fry them on the stove top or in the oven. Perfect football-watching food.
- With leftover cranberry sauce, you can make something like a cranberry ribbon cake, where a stripe of sauce colors an otherwise plain dessert. Leftover cranberry sauce pie is also an option. Alternatively, you can simply use it to garnish a turkey sandwich.
- With leftover stuffing, you can use it up making more football munchies, such as stuffed mushrooms or bell peppers, or turn it into some stew for a full meal. I often just reheat it for about 20 minutes at 375 to give it a crispy top and eat it on its own.
- With leftover turkey, you can do just about anything. Sandwiches are easily my favorite way to use it up, although soups and salads are good options, too. A handful of suggestions include: