A Few Ideas For Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

Face it; unless you go out on Thanksgiving and aren't sent home with a doggie bag, you're going to have leftovers piled up in the fridge. Here's what to do with them.

Don't fear the turkey drying out. Former Washington Post staffer Renee Schettler suggests frying it up with "copious amounts of butter," then putting the meat along with bacon, avocado, mayo and red onion into a sandwich.

The dinner rolls can be made into bread pudding, while the cranberry sauce could be turned into a BBQ sauce.

Try stuffing waffles for breakfast. But if you don't have an iron, use the leftovers as fritters or to fill other foods like mushroom caps.

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Check out this awesome recipe for Stuffing Waffles from MyLifeCookbook.com!


  • 2eggs, beaten
  • 1/2cupmozzarella, shredded
  • 1/2cupParmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4teaspoononion powder
  • 1/4teaspoonpoultry seasoning
  • 1/2cupturkey, cooked and diced
  • 1tablespoonbutter


  1. Heat up your waffle iron and melt a little butter in the microwave.
  2. Mix all the ingredients except the butter in a large bowl.
  3. Use the butter to grease the waffle iron. Take out 1/4 of the batter and add to the center of the waffle iron. Close the lid and wait until done. NOTE: This recipe makes 4 smaller waffles. The smaller waffles work best in the waffle iron so don't try to make one big one as it will be hard to get out.
  4. Top with turkey or cranberry sauce or whatever you like. 

Send us your best Thanksgiving leftover recipes, and have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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