The Leftovers... - Farm Girl Fresh

The Leftovers…

As Thanksgiving closes, the question of what to do with all those leftovers appears?!?!  Here are a few tips on what to do with the leftovers—tips that will help you save money and not waste food.

Let’s start with the turkey—leftover turkey can be used in place of chicken in most recipes.  Add turkey to your quesadillas, enchiladas, soup or make some turkey salad for a lettuce wrap.

Leftover mashed potatoes or baked potatoes?  Freeze leftover mashed potatoes to reheat later or add some sour cream, butter, chives, salt, pepper and bake.  You just created a delicious dish to pair with steak. For leftover baked potatoes—cube, add a little melted butter, season salt, toss in a pan and roast until crispy.  Your kids will love them.  Potato soup is another great way to use your leftover baked potatoes.  Add some onion, garlic, chicken broth and sour cream and you have a flavor-packed soup for your family.leftovers

Leftover wild rice stuffing?  Reheat stuffing in oven, if it gets a little dry just add a little broth, and serve with a marinated pork roast and your leftover cranberry sauce.  A great combo for another meal.

Leftover squash?  Measure out number of cups needed to make pumpkin custard and freeze for later use, or, bake up some pumpkin muffins for a breakfast treat (squash makes a great replacement for recipes that call for pumpkin).

Leftover desserts?  Most desserts do not hold up for a long period of time, especially those with whipped cream.  Take this opportunity to send a leftover sweet treat home with your dinner guests. They will appreciate your generosity.

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1 thought on “The Leftovers…”

  1. I freeze my leftover mashed potatoes for the next time I make Shepherd’s Pie! They usually need more butter and milk once thawed, but that’s okay 🙂

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