Thanksgiving recipe remixes

29 Nov

We hosted Thanksgiving again this year, and save for two hodge-podge plates for my dad and brother, we had a lot of leftovers to use up this past week.


Christopher noshed on the legs after work a couple nights, and I made the obligatory “leftovers sandwich,” but we did a few other creative things with our supply of turkey, stuffing and vegetables.


Leftovers used: Stuffing, egg whites (from the pumpkin crème brulee) and gravy

Notes: We used 2 cups of stuffing, which included apples, celery and mushrooms; 4 egg whites and 5 whole eggs; 1/2 cup milk + 1/4 cup cream; and 1 cup grated gruyere. We also topped our slices with a bit of leftover gravy.

Results: Incredible—by far my new favorite way to eat leftover stuffing!

Leftovers used: Turkey carcass (to make broth) and remaining turkey meat

Notes: No changes.

Results: Blah—not very flavorful; had to add more salt. The broth was great, though; I should have stuck with turkey noodle soup.


Leftovers used: Turkey, stuffing and red cabbage

Notes: We used one sheet of refrigerated pie crust to make five pop tarts. We way overfilled our pies, but we managed fine.

Results: Fun and tasty—a new vehicle to deliver that delicious Thanksgiving-in-a-bite taste!


Leftovers used: Multigrain dinner rolls and pumpkin puree (from the pumpkin crème brulee)

Notes: We used 1/2 cup skim milk + 1/2 cup cream and 1/2 cup dried cranberries. We added a pinch each of nutmeg, clove and allspice, as well as a 1/2 teaspoon almond extract. We didn’t have quite 1 cup pumpkin.

Results: Awesome—creamy, warm and comforting!


We still have a whole container of leftover cranberry-pineapple sauce, which I plan to use to make a loaf of cranberry swirl bread this weekend.

How have you used your leftovers?


4 Responses to “Thanksgiving recipe remixes”

  1. Sean Breslin November 29, 2012 at 8:51 pm #

    That sandwich looks mouth-watering!

    • kaylabee18 December 6, 2012 at 8:41 am #

      Thanks. I put a little bit of everything on it: caramelized onion and bacon dip, red cabbage, apple-celery stuffing, turkey, cranberries and gruyere cheese. Mmm mmm good!

  2. Nicole November 30, 2012 at 6:15 am #

    Great idea to make paninis!

    • kaylabee18 December 6, 2012 at 8:40 am #

      Thanks! You can do it without a panini maker/press, too; just treat it like you would a grilled cheese sandwich in a frying pan!

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