3 fun ways to reuse Thanksgiving leftovers

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sophie froese

A holiday like Thanksgiving tends to produce an excess amount of everyone’s favorite casseroles, pies and oven baked meats; however, leftover turkey sandwiches can only be enjoyed in a finite amount before their appeal wanes.

Contrarily, there’s the problem of not having enough leftovers to enjoy. Maybe there was hardly enough to feed your whole family, or maybe uncle Dave decided to take home enough leftovers to last until New Year’s.

Either way, these recipes are sure to help you revamp old flavors and stretch whatever thanksgiving treats you have left. 

Kale and cranberry grilled cheese

What you need: bread, cheese, butter, kale, onions, cranberry sauce.

If you’re feeling fancy and want to get some veggies in, this is the sandwich for you.

  1. Butter bread and toast in pan.
  2. Melt cheese on one side of bread(cover with pan lid to melt easier).
  3. For fresh flavor, top with kale, onion, and cranberry sauce.

 

 

Mashed potato pancakes and gravy

What you need: mashed potatoes, egg for binding, gravy, turkey.

These potato pancakes will transform a staple side dish into a unique meal. 

  1. Crack one egg in a bowl and beat whites and yolk together. Then add mashed potatoes until mixture has a creamy, but not runny consistency. (if low on mashed potatoes only use about half the egg mixture).
  2. Grease pan with vegetable oil.
  3. Place spoonfuls of mashed potato mixture in pan and flatten with a spatula.
  4. Flip when golden brown and crispy.
  5. Reheat gravy and add chopped up turkey scraps for extra flavor.

Dinner roll French toast sticks

What you need: 2 dinner rolls, egg, milk, cinnamon, sugar, sweet potatoes(or pumpkin pie), syrup.

If you’re craving something sweet after so many savory snacks, look no further than this French toast.

  1. Crack egg in separate bowl and whisk white and yolk together until fully combined. Then, add a splash of milk.
  2. Cut dinner rolls in half longways, then in half again to make 4 long sticks.
  3. Cover sticks in layer of egg/milk mixture. 
  4. Grease pan with butter, then fry bread until the sides are golden brown. 
  5. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. 
  6. Mix together sweet potatoes with maple syrup to create a dipping sauce for French toast.( add extra milk for thinner consistency).
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