The bird has been carved and served, you’ve indulged in Aunt Maggie’s famous pumpkin pie, waistbands have been loosened and the kids are already starting to talk about Hallowe’en. But before you start decorating with ghosts and goblins you need to do something with the leftovers from the Thanksgiving meal.
Many people don’t have the energy or the desire to deal with leftovers from a holiday meal and more often than not chuck the whole thing in the freezer only to throw it out at Easter. There are so many great uses for pre-cooked turkey, vegetables and left over mashed potatoes that it seems a shame to waste them. Not only will it save you time preparing meals in the week following a big holiday dinner but will also stretch your food budget.
If I still haven’t convinced you then at least divide your left over turkey into portions (about 2 cups) in freezer bags and pull out later in the winter when you can stand to look at turkey again… SuperBowl Turkey Chilli anyone?
Learn to love leftovers with these three great recipe ideas!