When preparing your Thanksgiving dinner, do you make extra so there is enough to eat the next day? I did an informal survey at the office asking about favorite ways to eat Thanksgiving leftovers. Here are some great ideas for you to use as inspiration.
- Potato cakes made with the leftover mashed potatoes for breakfast
- Turkey pies made by favorite family recipe.
- Southern Indiana traditional homemade noodles with turkey
- The classic Kentucky Hot Brown open-face sandwich – leftover turkey, combined with ham and topped with cheese sauce – and other variations on that theme
- Sandwiches – everything from straightforward basic cold turkey to turkey on whole grain bread with butter, cheese and lettuce to a hot open-face turkey sandwich with gravy…and a piece of pecan pie!
- Oh, and I loved this response: Leftovers?
Another way to incorporate leftover turkey is in a soup or stew which is always a favorite. Give the Turkey and Smoked Sausage Stew with Cornmeal Sage Dumplings recipe a try. It’s a punched up version of the classic Chicken and Dumplings. A little smoked sausage adds flavor to the stew that’s complemented with easy-to-make cornmeal sage dumplings.