[T]he day after Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite day to eat… Chinese take-out food. Anything that I didn’t boil on a stove or bake in the oven myself, please. Anything that doesn’t taste like sage or pumpkin, please. No pie, thank you. I can’t with the cold gravy, ok? Chinese take-out all the way.
If you, however, are the kind of resourceful and reasonable person that is lovingly committed Thanksgiving leftovers, might I suggest a few things?
• First. Waffle the heck out of your mashed potatoes. Melt cheddar cheese on top. Sprinkle chives. Take all the credit for potato genius. Go on go on! Mashed Potato, Cheddar and Chive Waffles!
• Second. Dutch Baby it! This super simple, puffed, buttery, almost doughnut-y breakfast pastry is fantastic topped with any sort of fruit you have on hand. I’m thinking cranberry sauce, orange segments, and a sprinkling of ground cloves! Berry Dutch Baby Pancake!
• Third. Sweet and salty grilled cheese with creamy brie cheese and leftover cranberry sauce pretty much hits the spot. All of the spots. Cranberry Brie Grilled Cheese.
• Forth. On the train to Leftover Town there are several stops. This turkey, bacon, brie, and avocado situation is savory and satisfying and just about as ultimate as it gets. If you were to add stuffing to this sandwich you would be a hero to many. The Ultimate Turkey Club.
My work here is done. Your leftover work is just beginning. God speed.
The Queen of Dreaming
Everything superyummy *-*
love your recipes!!
Sometimes I just can’t comprehend your culinary skills. Seriously. And the fact that you have a vegan section makes my entire day (okay, maybe my week). So are you planning on doing anything special for the holidays, and do you want to make a trip up to my house and bake for me the entire time?
These look absolutely delish. I came up with a couple of leftover casseroles myself: https://www.homeecathome.com/the-home-economist/leftover-chicken-or-turkey-mashed-potato-casserole
but your ideas are way more creative.
Thanks for sharing. Faith
Oh Joy! Again proof of why I love you. Waffles. Cheese. Perfect. I am going to go make some right now with my leftover potatoes.
Totally excited for some potato waffles!!!
It all looks so delicious!
Yes. Chinese please. I feel like I’ve been eating Thanksgiving dinner for an entire month….that’s because I actually have haha. I’ve never been less excited for last nights dinner. I’m gonna have to start testing recipes for this in spring so I’m excited about the holiday again when it comes around.
Ksenia @ At the Immigrant's Table
I have my eyes set on that cranberry grilled brie cheese sandwich! And though I can’t seem to comment on your apple beignets post, I am actually working on a very similar Jewish recipe! Small world.
Rosie @ Notes of Bacon
Oh yes. Having gorged so much yesterday (on a slightly English version I must admit) I prefer something that’s at least pretending to be a bit healthier for the day after thanksgiving. But you’ve kindly reminded me about the bacon&brie&cranberry combination which is, I must say, an absolute favourite. I’m going to eat it now this minute. Thank you.
Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness
How have I NEVER thought to waffle the HECK out my mashed taters, or to make a dutch baby. Basically, your leftover ideas just blew my taste buds off my face. Thank. YOU.