Monday, November 30, 2015

My Favorite ways to use up Thanksgiving Leftovers

Are you so sick of them yet?  It seems to be something that we all go through every year. We can't wait for Thanksgiving and all that yummy food and we get all starry-eyed over the leftovers.

Friday they are awesome, we heat up a full plate of Thanksgiving 2.0. They yams are sweeter, the green beans are less green, the gravy never reheats well, but we let it, uuuhhhhh. Slide.

Saturday is cold turkey sandwiches on the last of the rolls - and you might have even had pie for breakfast.

Sunday you probably cleaned up the last of the sides, and the veggie tray. You looked at the turkey and felt pretty sad - there was still quite a bit of it left... a second bag of ham got put way way in the back of the fridge and you didn't even know it was there!

The next few days are really the last days that can safely be eating your leftovers. 4 days is a good safe rule.

Here are some of my personal favorites ways that you can use up those last bit of leftovers. Remember a bit part of saving money on your grocery budget is eating what you have.

Sweet Potato Turkey Wrap    - This one is good enough to make all by itself and not wait for leftovers. I absolutely love it.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup  - This one is a two-fer. You can use up both your leftover turkey and leftover ham and you don't need a ton of either. The potatoes and other vegetables in the soup can stretch those last bit of protein a really long way.

"Chicken" and Rice Casserole - this will taste a bit different if you make chicken casserole a lot. But don't let that scare you. Call it turkey and rice casserole and serve it with that last little bit of cranberry sauce. It may turn into something your family starts requesting.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole  - yes another casserole, but they are a great way to use up a little bit of something and not have it taste like you are eating the same thing over and over again.

I am going to be using up the last of our turkey today with some yummy enchiladas - I don't have enough turkey to stuff all the enchiladas though, so I am going to be adding brown rice to the cheese and turkey mixture. (pretty smart, eh?)