Turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce… Thanksgiving and all of our favorite foods are just around the corner! We hope that you enjoy the big day with loved ones and feast on all the traditional dishes. But when Thanksgiving comes to an end, you might be facing a big question… what do you do with all the food?
For many families, there’s a simple solution—eat and reheat! But if you want to try something new with your leftovers this year, we’ve got a few ideas you may want to consider.
New takes on turkey
Instead of simply adding your leftover turkey to a Black Friday sandwich—which, we admit, is delicious in its own right!—consider trying something new with your turkey. Put your chef’s hat on as you try one of the following dishes (or venture out on your own and make something different entirely!):
Your favorite sides are delicious enough when reheated and eaten plain, but you can dress them up and create something new as well! Try one of the following ways to reinvent your sides:
We all have a sweet tooth—instead of running to the bakery to satisfy yours, whip something up with the ingredients and leftovers you already have on hand! You can try sweets such as:
Finally, if you’re stumped with leftovers, why not give back to someone in need? While prepared dishes are great treats for family and friends, you can give unused cans and other nonperishables to your local food bank or church charity to help those in your community. This way, you’ll be avoiding waste and contributing to a great and worthy cause.