What to do with Thanksgiving Leftovers


According to the National Turkey Federation (yes, this really is a thing) 88% of Americans surveyed eat turkey on Thanksgiving. You'll find lots of "talkin' turkey" facts and recipes on the organization's web site eatturkey.org. Turkey Roulade, anyone?

That's a lot of turkey...and a whole lot of leftover turkey carcasses, necks, wings, legs and, well, you get the idea.

Let's stop the waste and challenge ourselves to use up as much leftover food from our Thanksgiving meal as possible!

For starters we can put the carcass (and odd parts) to good use by making turkey stock/broth that can be the beginnings of a great turkey soup. Check out this recipe at Spend with Pennies: https://www.spendwithpennies.com/turkey-stock-broth/

But turkey isn't the only leftover from a typical American Thanksgiving meal. There are usually some vegetables, stuffing, cranberry sauce and "whatever else some people eat."

Good Housekeeping has put together "30 Leftover Turkey Recipes You Can Make in 60 Minutes or Less - recipes to transform yor Thanskgiving leftovers: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/thanksgiving-ideas/g1471/leftover-turkey-recipes/

They even have a simple tip for jazzing up your basic Leftover Turkey Sandwich (but it'll take more time than most of us are willing to spend on a sandwich): https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/food-recipes/easy/a29459746/leftover-turkey-sandwich-recipe/

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy Your Leftovers!

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