Ahhh our long weekend has come to an end sadly and I’m now here back at school in my empty apartment chattering at you guys. Em will be coming in tomorrow morning and Rita is MIA at the moment. I have thrown line out for her via text saying that I brought her thanksgiving leftovers (she’s from China so they don’t celebrate, but she loves food- my kinda girl HA- and wants to try these new types of dishes) but no reply. Maybe she’s actually doing work unlike myself at the moment because she NEVER passes up food… 😉
Anyways, so I know not everyone who ventures into this lil space celebrates Thanksgiving here in October (holler Canadians!) but I wanted to share some fast and easy, yet creative and new, ways of using up those leftovers. We like variety right? Yes, turkey and stuffing is all good, but why not use it in a new and interesting way?
And hey, my American readers could use this post when November hits and they also get their grub on.
I’m always wanting to share cool new ideas for meals for fellow students that are easy and fun and with these, half the job is already done because the things that would take the longest to cook are already done.
All hail the leftovers….Transformed!
So here goes some #BlogLovin as I share some non-conventional ways to use up those goodies your parents bagged up for ya to trek back to school with.
And there ain’t no plain jane turkey sammiches on this list. 😛
I decided to do a week of leftovers with different meal times for different thanksgiving favourites. Of course, please do not keep things for too long to stretch them out for the week. Stay safe my friends. Please don’t reply back saying you got food poisoning! I just wanted to show you that breakfast and even snacks can also be tackled using leftovers.
Monday, the day after the feast…
Maybe you are feeling a bit full still and want something a lil on the lighter side for breakfast or even brunch if you’re sportin that “sleeping in on the holiday Monday” life.
Using up: Dem cranberries
Cranberry Sauce Smoothie From Cook The Story.
Tuesday’s Turkey Dinner…
But very different…
Using Up: Gobble gobble meat.
Leftover Turkey Spring Rolls From The Pioneer Woman.
How easy is that? You can even wrap up some of those leftover veggies in there if you want!
She also gives you a cute and light lil salad with the filling ingredients as well.
***If you don’t want the noodles or don’t want to buy any noodles, you can try ‘ricing up’ some leftover raw cauliflower into a rice consistency and then lightly steaming it***
Wednesday’s Getting Crispy!
Love your stuffin? Crunch it up and throw it on a salad (or soup or anything else really!) as croutons!
Using Up: Mama’s stuffing.
Stuffing Croutons From First We Feast
Best salads for these types of croutons?
A nice hearty kale salad with dried cranberries and some goat cheese would be tasty. For a more substantial meal, throw some of that turk’ in there too.
Or do as First We Feast did and do a roasted veggie salad. Top kale, spinach or mixed greens with your favourite roasted veggies and your now crisped up stuffin cubes.
Thursday Breakfast Pizzas
Who says pizza is only for Fridays and only for dinner?
Be a rebel and hey, we gots a grain-free and paleo option all up in here!
Using Up: Mashed sweet potatoes
Breakfast Pizza From Hold The Grain
Where are them snacks?
Friday Snack Attack.
Save yourself the trip and money at Starbucks and maybe yo-self a PSL (pumpkin spice latte for all you non pumpkin obsessed like myself)
Plus, you are using real ingredients and leftover pumpkin puree from that pumpkin pie filling.
Using Up: Punkin.
Healthy Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte From Eating Bird Food
Maybe something a lil indulgent…Oh the hell with it and just throw all the leftovers into one fancy looking yet so easy (in the ‘wish I thought of that!’) dish
Saturday Show Off
Using Up: Errrryythang!
Turkey and Waffles Sandwich From Real Food From Dad
Bam. Waffled stuffing (yes you can really waffle anything!) makes the ‘bread’ of these ‘throw all the leftovers between bread’ sandwiches. This aint not boring turkey sammich amirite?
Take a break from all things turkey and go wild.
I hope you enjoyed this post and if any of you try anything here, let me know how they went. BIG thanks to all the wonderful bloggers who brought these cool recipes to life!