Thanksgiving – the aftermath

By : | 2 Comments | On : November 26, 2014 | Category : Famiy, Food and Diet

So Thanksgiving is over. And what are you doing on the day after? Probably at the Black Friday sales, right? I’ve never done black Friday. Not one to be fighting over that perfect sweater, or ready to buy that big screen TV. Beside, I have always found the prices to be better as Christmas gets closer and the stores find they are not meeting their sales goals, or after the New Year, when prices drop dramatically to make way for new stock. But if it’s your thing, I hope you enjoyed your day.

On of my favorite things about Thanksgiving, is the day after. Sort of Thanksgiving – the aftermath. All those delicious leftovers just waiting to be rewarmed and enjoyed again. To have a second Thanksgiving dinner the next week is just so good, all the flavor, with none of the work. And as most all of the components of your Thanksgiving dinner can be frozen, one of things I love to do is freeze small dinners; little TV type dinners, that I can take out anytime of the year and have an easy Thanksgiving rerun.

But we don’t want to just keep eating little turkey dinners. We need to do other stuff with out leftovers. So here are just a few of my favorite things to make, for Thanksgiving – the aftermath.

 

First Up…

Thanksgiving - the aftermath

Leftovers Turkey Soup

A full flavored soup made from the turkey bones and uses those leftover veggies.

 

Thanksgiving the aftermath

Turkey Bird Sandwich

An all time family favorite. We often make this classic diner sandwich using deli turkey meat, but it’s best made with fresh leftover turkey breast. 

 

Gails turkey tacos

Gail’s Turkey Tacos

More enchilada like then taco like, but so so good. Using mostly dark meat, these flavorful rolls are a great use of leftover turkey. Been in the Baker family FOREVER!

 

Lindy's homemade turkey pot pie in a too large of a crock

Lindy’s Homemade Turkey Pot Pie

Don’t let this terrible photo put you off. This is the BEST turkey pot pie. I’ve even been known to go buy turkey parts all year long, just to make these.

 

And for those leftover mashed potatoes?

Fried Mashed Potato Cakes

Fried Mashed Potato Cakes

Almost better then fresh mashed potatoes. Crisp on the outside, soft and tender on the inside. 

Here are some other ideas from some friends in the Food Blogging Community

Thanksgiving the aftermath

Tuscan Vegetable Bean Soup

From Simply Fresh Dinners.com comes this healthy bean soup, that she likes to add shredded leftover turkey meat into.

thanksgiving the aftermath

Leftover Turkey Casserole

And finally, from Supergolden Bakes, a different spin on a classic casserole idea. All fresh!

I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving aftermath. And hopefully, you will also find some new family leftover favorites to enjoy in the years to come!

 

 

 

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