Lingering Leftover Remixes

Here are a few ways to get the most out of those lingering leftovers.

There’s not too much difference in pie and some of the other pastries you might consume with your morning coffee at the ubiquitous Star-brewer spot. Sweet potato is the pie of choice. Sweet potatoes are chock full of nutrients and antioxidants. Check out Livestrong’s info on Sweet potato pie and their tips for making it healthier. Not a sweet potato fan? Read their comparison of sweet potato vs pumpkin.
Ever have grit cakes? Take a cue from this delicious Emeril recipe. Replace the grits with your leftover stuffing. Try cutting the cakes into different shapes, if you like. Make a dipping sauce out of the leftover cranberry jelly by experimenting with different add-ins like sour cream, dijon mustard or soy sauce. Have fun with it.

It’s always the last leftover to go. Why not take it places? Like, say, south-of-the-border. It’s easy to get tired of the same old turkey. Carve it up and saute it with onions and peppers. Add in a zesty southwestern seasoning. Include cheese if you please. Roll it up in a warm tortilla. You’ve got yourself turkey fajitas.

Who says you have to eat it all right now? Make your own tv dinners by freezing individual meal portions in microwave or oven-safe containers. Just because you don’t want it now, doesn’t mean you won’t have a taste for it next week. Make a puree out of that green bean casserole and freeze it. Use it as a sauce to add to fresh green beans in the skillet. Better yet, sneak it into your next batch of meatloaf for a hidden dose of veggies.

In the comments section below let me know what’s your favorite holiday leftover? How do you like to eat it?

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