So some of you may have had a large gathering and have little leftover food. My Thanksgiving was a small intimate affair with just single servings of some of the dishes such as crustless pecan pie, but I had so much turkey, so many sides, and crudités left over from our meal. Growing up my mom was very careful about not wasting food and so I got used to eating leftovers. However, my family is not enthusiastic when they hear “leftovers” if they inquire about dinner. So I have decided to be creative and use these foods in new and different ways. Makeovers! I saw this term and use it all the time to describe my new creations. I added dressing to sautéed mushrooms, onions, and peppers and cooked an egg on top for a delish breakfast!
See what I did with mashed potatoes below. Using the potatoes to make crab cakes was an idea I picked up from a family friend, Julia. Ask your family and friends what they do with their leftover food. You just may pick up a perfect idea for a delicious makeover!
I just do not feel right wasting food so I get creative. I used all of my leftover turkey and crudités in a turkey Tetrazzini casserole that freezes great!