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Thanksgiving has come and gone, and just when you thought the turkey gorge was over, you open up your refrigerator and find all sorts of tinfoil wrapped casseroles and a lingering eau de sage. What's a severly yam-med out but unwasteful eater to do? That's where Melissa d'Arabian comes in.
Five Tips for Thanksgiving Leftovers Management: Melissa d'Arabian
2. Tired of turkey? Trick your tastebuds!
3. Turkey’s gone but what about all the rest? Repurpose your sides.
You can even make a fantastic sweet-heat salsa (perfect with my turkey taquitos, above). The other major leftover is the (in)famous yams!
One idea: think breakfast! Make a delicious maple-yam compound butter and serve with scones or waffles. Or turn sweetened yams into a filling for empanadas, or make cinnamon bran muffins with the yams. On the savory side, try swirling some yams into your leftover mashed potatoes for a delicious marbled potato side dish. (I know; I didn’t give you any ideas for stuffing. But if you have stuffing leftovers, you need a new recipe. I’m just saying.)"
4. Ingredients are leftovers too, so scan the fridge!
5. Feel good about less.
Thanksgiving leftovers – love or loathe? Serve them reheated or cold? Dish it out in the comments.
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