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Congratulations! You once again tested the limits of both your waistband and your patience over your uncle’s rant about President Obama this past Thanksgiving.
But now you have a new dilemma: a fridge full of Thanksgiving leftovers. Okay, so it’s not that big of dilemma but there’s only so many turkey sandwiches you can eat before you go crazy and go into turkey-tryptophan induced coma. But what can you do when you have ten pounds of turkey, a whole baking pan of stuffing, and a basket full of crescent rolls that you decorated to look like miniature pilgrims?
You go online and search for Thanksgiving leftover ideas. But you’re probably recovering from yesterday or exhausted from running through Target at one in the morning for discounted family pajama sets for your Christmas photo. To help you out, here are some of the best ideas for your Thanksgiving leftovers.
Get those yoga pants ready again!
In America, we love anything tiny: teacup puppies, houses that measure at 300 square feet or less, pores.
And yes, we love sliders.
So why not turn your leftovers into sliders? Cooking Light’s recipe is perfect for those looking for a little snack that could help reduce that leftover turkey and cranberry sauce you only eat once a year. And what makes this the best recipe? There’s only two steps in the directions.
That alone is something to give thanks to.
Okay, so is this dish healthy? Kinda. It has bell peppers and chances are, the only vegetable you ate yesterday was smothered in cream of mushroom soup. In other words, don’t feel guilty when you make and eat at least two of these with hardly a breather in between bites.
But what I love about this dish is the mixture of turkey with my favorite dish: stuffing. Others may go back to the turkey for seconds. I go back to the stuffing for seconds…okay, fifths. Don’t you judge me.
Unlike the slider recipe, this dish does require a little more prep and a few more ingredients, but you more than likely have these in your refrigerator. And the end result will make it worth it.
For you vegetarians out there who feel left out, just leave out the turkey. I’m not going to lie: I may do that, too, because stuffing is life.
Move over, cupcakes and cake pops. 2017 is the year of the muffin. Coincidentally, it will also be the year of muffin tops caused by muffin consumption.
First of all, is the name of this recipe not the cutest? It rhymes, people. Give me dishes that rhyme or have puns, and you have a spot in my recipe box.
However, what I love most about this dish is all the options that you can have that deviate from the original ingredient list. Don’t have spinach? Use those yams! Want to use up those roasted vegetables that barely saw a dent? You now have a chance. And once they’re done, top them off with a dollop of mashed potatoes or cranberry sauce.
A recipe that can be for bruncher – breakfast, lunch, or dinner? Get ready, Budget Bytes, for my “What I’m Thankful For” family prayer next year.