I think it’s safe to say that now, the day before Thanksgiving, the holiday season is officially here. Are you ready?
I’m one of those “sides” people who prefer to fill up on all the goodies, like stuffing, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, and cranberry sauce (the real stuff). Sure, turkey’s great and all, but, in my book, Thanksgiving is all about the sides.
Oh, yeah, and about the family togetherness and closeness and all the heart-felt gratitude.
“I’m grateful for the person who first roasted a potato and then mashed it to smoosh with some butter, salt, and sour cream.”
I may or may not be quoting someone from my own family. Or myself. I’ll never tell.
Anyhoos, I like sides, so leftovers are no problemo, because I don’t fix stuffing everyday or every week, or every even month, and I don’t mind eating Thanksgiving stuffing three days straight (sometimes right out of the storage bowl while leaning against the fridge).
But I know there are youse alls out there who have not just leftovers, but leftovers!, yards and yards of them, and need something else do with all of the leftovers! other than repeat the full-blown Thanksgiving dinner every other night for two weeks.
So, I’ve gathered up some of the most interesting and mouthwatering recipes I found on Pinterest this month. Let’s hop to it!
Grilled Cheese, Paninis, and All Other Manner of Things on Bread
Sandwiches are the classic option. There’s really nothing from the Thanksgiving table that doesn’t taste great between two slices of bread.
Baked Turkey Cranberry Sliders
from Confections of a Foodie Bride
Turkey, Cranberry and Boursin Grilled Cheese
Turkey Panini with Blue Cheese and Cranberry Apricot Chutney
from Williams Sonoma
Turkey Stuffing Roll Ups
from Spend with Pennies
Turkey, Pesto and Cranberry Melt
from The Hopeless Housewife
Thanksgiving Monte Cristo
from Paula Deen
Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Pesto Panini
from Damn Delicious
Thanksgiving Leftovers Stromboli
from Betsy Life
Like the sandwich, the popular Mexican cuisine constructs — tacos and quesadillas — work with just about everything.
Turkey Cranberry Quesadilla
from Emily Bites
from Family Fresh Cooking
Leftover Turkey Quesadilla with Cranberries and Gouda
from Green Lite Bites
Turkey Tacos with Cranberry Salsa & Cream Cheese
from Mountain Mama Cooks
Appetizers and Finger Food
Finger foods are the stars of every party, so if your Thanksgiving celebration is a four-day affair, here are some clever and tasty ways to keep your guests in the carb-happy holiday spirit.
Leftover Mashed Potato Puffs
from The Kitchn
Turkey Cranberry Appetizers
from High Heels and Grills
Mashed Potato & Stuffing Patties
from Pocket Change Gourmet
Gooey White Cheddar and Cranberry Dip
from Cooking Stoned
Turkey Stuffing Turnovers
from A Family Feast
When All Else Fails, Make a Waffle
The savory waffle is the new cronut. I say, go for it. You invested in that fancy Belgian waffle iron after all, right?
Waffled Cranberry Cream Cheese Turkey Sandwiches
from Neighbor Food Blog
The Thanksgiving Waffle
from Food n Focus
Sweet Potato Pecan Waffles
from The Makeshift Nest
Turkey, Smashed Avocado, Cranberry, Brie and Mashed Potato Waffle Melts
from Half Baked Harvest
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! See you on the other side with a mouthwatering recipe for turkey soup!