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Top 5 List: Ways to Use Thanksgiving Leftovers

Nov 28, 2013 09:41 AM EST | By Justin Stock
Thanksgiving, Leftovers
Thanksgiving Leftovers
Sandwiches are a great way to use Thanksgiving Turkey.(Photo :

Thanksgiving can often leave extra food. Franchise Herald gives the top 5 ways to use leftovers.

Sandwiches: These can last for days, and are a quick and easy solution to the what to have for lunch the the next day? question. They go great with any type of bread including white, whole wheat, multi-grain, and 12 grain bread. For extra flavor add mustard or mayo.

Macaroni and Cheese Cassarole: The Thanksgiving holiday is infamous for macaroni and cheese, along with Turkey of course. However some people might want to spice up their leftover mac n' cheese by adding ham, onions, and peppers to the mix. 

Ritz Cracker Snacks: Anything tastes great with a Ritz, which makes putting Thanksgiving turkey, and american cheese with cranberry sauce on top  all the more attractive. These can be taken to work, or enjoyed midday, and after school.

Noodles and Gravy: Use any extra gravy you might have leftover from mashed potatoes, or turkey, and mix it pasta shells for a nice dish. This also goes great with mushrooms.

Green Beans in Salad: Green Beans, and any other vegetables can be made into a salad with a dressing of choice. This includes thousand island, balsalmic vinegarette, cesear, bleu cheese, and ranch.

Turkey and Mashed Potatoes: Take leftover Thanksgiving turkey, and mashed potatoes to work. They can be put in tupperware containers, either separately or together to re-create the Thanksgiving feel for weeks to come or however long it takes to finish the extra food.
Giveaway leftovers: This is not a bad idea, especially if someone asks you. Containers come in handy here as well. 
Friends or family who you might not have been able to spend the holiday with would appreciate them. Families might make the same dishes slightly different, so new tastes are always good to try.

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