Here’s a quick blog for this busy holiday week. Some fun ideas on how to re-use thanksgiving leftovers.
Besides the best turkey cranberry leftover sandwiches or soups, there are some fun ways to reuse leftovers that don’t taste like leftovers. One good way to reuse your leftovers, and this goes for lots of different meals, is to bake leftovers in bell peppers. Top the pepper with a bit of cheese and heat up in the oven until the top is golden brown. Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes.
Scramble up some leftovers in the morning eggs. Or cook them in an omelet.
Throw it all together and make a Thanksgiving pot pie or casserole.
I have a small obsession with wonton wrappers. There are thousands of great food items to stuff into wonton wrappers. Try filling them with stuffing, turkey and mashed potatoes, or whatever you left over. Fry them up and dip into gravy or cranberry sauce. You can do the same with egg roll wrappers.
You can also bake wonton wrappers instead of frying. Stick individual wrappers in a muffin tin, making a small cup, and bake at 350 for 5 minutes. Make sure you spray the muffin tin first. After baked, let cups cool, then fill with left over ingredients. Bake again to heat up at same temperature for 10 -15 minutes. When ready to serve dollop the top with gravy or cranberry sauce. These are so good!
I even saw a fun recipe online for frying fresh left over green beans in tempura.
Why not try a mashed potato and turkey croquettes? Stir together your leftovers and make into balls. Then roll into the flour, beaten egg and last in bread crumbs. Cook balls in olive oil until golden brown. Again use gravy or cranberry as dipping sauce.
Then again maybe you won’t even have leftovers. Enjoy and be thankful. Happy Thanksgiving!