We’ve just about polished off all the leftovers from Thanksgiving this year. I tried to keep them to a minimum by not cooking the things most people in my family don’t eat (stuffing, gravy) and cooking moderate portions of everything else. We had just the right amount of mashed potatoes and only one serving left of the salad, curried butternut squash soup and apricot-glazed beets.
Tonight we’ll finish the last of the turkey soup. I made the broth with the carcass and cut up the last bits of meat, along with some carrots.
I had more than a cup of cranberry sauce leftover, so I mixed it with a couple of diced apples and poured it into a frozen pie crust. I made a crumbly topping with oatmeal, flour, brown sugar, butter and cinnamon, spread it over the pie and baked it for about 35 minutes at 350 F.
Share your own leftover ideas in this thread. In the past I’ve used mashed potatoes to make potato pancakes, which was tasty.
Thanks to Griffieon Family Farms for the fabulous heritage turkey, the Huber Family Farm for Charlotte potatoes, which won raves, and One Step at a Time Gardens for the squash, onions, garlic, carrots, and beets.
UPDATE: I forgot that I have most of a jar of applesauce left, and no one in my family likes to eat it plain. Anyone have any good cake or quickbread recipes that use a lot of applesauce?