Two days of the exact same meal is just about my limit, so tonight I decided to dress up those Thanksgiving leftovers a bit.
The turkey was simple, I saved enough for sandwiches for tomorrow’s lunch (I love turkey sandwiches from Thanksgiving turkey), and then I made barbecue turkey with the rest of the meat.
Super simple! I just shredded it, added some store bought BBQ sauce, and let it simmer for several hours to let the flavor soak in. (Make sure you stir often to keep it from sticking!)
Have some left over mashed potatoes?
Last year I didn’t have enough mashed potatoes for true leftovers… This year I made waaaay too many. I decided to put some in the freezer, along with a meal’s worth of turkey (having a meal ready to just heat up is always good on those days you just can’t cook).
Here’s the way my mom always made them:
- Mix left over mashed potatoes (I had close to 4 cups) with one egg, one small chopped onion, and 4-5 tablespoons flour.
- Form patties out of the mashed potato mixture, flouring both sides of the patties.
- Drop several tablespoons of butter in a hot skillet.
- Add pancakes to the skillet and brown on both sides.
Traditionally they are served with applesauce. My husband likes them with ketchup.
I’ve also made a quick Thanksgiving Casserole with the leftovers…
What have you done with your leftovers?