Leftovers are one of my many favorite things about Thanksgiving, but not everyone feels the same way. If your family likes a different meal every night, you can re-use your Thanksgiving fixings and create a delicious, easy and new dinner! That is definitely something to be grateful about.
Leftover potatoes (russet or sweet) can become Potato pancakes
2 cups mashed potatoes
1 egg, beaten
1/3 cup flour
Salt and pepper
In a bowl, thoroughly combine the potatoes, eggs and flour. Season with salt and pepper. In a large heavy skillet, heat olive oil over moderately high heat, until it is hot but not smoking. Drop Tablespoons of the potato mixture, being sure to flatten them with a fork. Cook for approximately 1-2 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown. Transfer the pancakes as they are cooked to paper towels to drain and if desired keep them warm on a rack set on a baking sheet in a preheated 250 degree oven.
Leftover turkey can become Barbecued Turkey Sandwiches
Combine and heat 3 cups shredded turkey with ¾ cup prepared barbecue sauce. Serve on a brioche or onion roll.
Leftover cranberries can become Apple Cranberry Crisp
Leftover cranberries (up to 1 ½ cups)
6 cups peeled apples, thinly sliced
¾ cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
½ cup flour
2/3 cup oats
½ cup butter, room temperature
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine cranberries & apples and place in a buttered 8x8 pan. In a medium bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, flour, oats and butter together; blend with fingers until crumbly. Evenly top apple/cranberries with oat mixture. Bake for 35 minutes.
mashed potato pancake recipe adapted from epicurious
apple cranberry crisp recipe adapted from Cooking FUNdamentals
photo courtesy of Pottery Barn Kids