A Radical Rethinking of Thanksgiving Leftovers

Thanksgiving Leftovers

I hate leftovers- there is no getting around it.  This most definitely includes Thanksgiving leftovers.  I know there are a lot of people who enjoy Turkey on Thanksgiving and then leftovers for a week after, but I am not one of these people.

Everyone (yes, literally) says that leftovers are “the best part of Thanksgiving,” but I’m not psyched for dry meat on bread with a ton of mayonnaise, or even that exotic alternative, cranberry sauce.

But, recently I came across a New York Times article that made Thanksgiving leftovers sound, well decent. Maybe it was the creative names of the recipes or the descriptions, but it actually managed to make me think twice before secretly throwing out leftovers.

Fear not. Here are 20 (you read that right) handy-dandy minirecipes designed to stimulate both your overindulged appetite and your tryptophanned-out brain.

How do these sound?

  • Turkey-Noodle Soup With Ginger
  • Turkey Salad with Scallions and Spicy Mayonnaise
  • Indian-Spiced Turkey-Lentil Soup
  • Turkey Seco Tortillas
  • Eggs Baked in Stuffing
  • Stuffing-Stuffed Bell Peppers
  • Savory Bread Pudding
  • Pan-Fried Stuffing Cakes
  • Mashed-Potato Pierogi
  • Mashed-Potato-and-Turkey Croquettes

If these sound good and you need more creative ways to infuse those leftovers into meals over the next month here is the full article with 20 creative recipes.