By the time that most of you read this, your Thanksgiving feast will have already concluded. Your belts are loosened, naps taken, and you’re looking forward to the second best part of this holiday of feasts: leftovers!
Though I enjoy reheating duplicates of my Thanksgiving plates for the following few days, a little variety is always a good thing. Why just reheat slices of turkey and dressing when you can be a little more creative?
One family favorite, and probably the easiest use of your leftovers, is the leftover casserole. Simply layer your leftovers in a casserole dish and reheat in the oven at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.
Obviously, everyone’s leftover casserole is going to look a little different depending on what kinds of dishes your family makes. Not everyone makes turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. Make it your own. Feel free to throw some extra spices or cheese between the layers.
A personal favorite of mine is also the Thanksgiving sandwich –slices of turkey breast, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and gravy on toasted whole grain bread.
What about your family? Do you do anything with your leftovers to spice them up a little?
If you guys have any great suggestions for what to do with your leftovers, let’s hear them!
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- Jon Watson writes about Popular Eats for the AJC Dining Team. He also publishes his own blog, Live To Feast