Congratulations! You made it through the craziness of the holidays. But as a result, you have holiday leftovers stacked in the fridge and your countertops are overflowing with enough rolls and desserts to feed a football team!
There are plenty of dishes you can whip up from your holiday leftovers. Aside from the typical turkey or ham sandwich, there is an almost endless list of possibilities for what to do with all that food.
Assuming turkey, ham or prime rib comprise the majority of your leftovers, you’ll find it easy to create a delicious spread from this versatile protein, regardless of whether you prefer white meat or dark.
After a couple of days of pure indulgence, you may want to start with a salad. It’s healthy and full of fiber, which will help you get back on track after emerging from your holiday food coma. Martha Stewart’s Turkey Cobb Salad recipe is a simple and filling way to get your greens and use up those leftovers.
Martha loves her desserts. If you somehow ended up with extra cranberry sauce or fruit salad, pair it with pastry dough to whip up these beautiful Cranberry Tartlets. Not too sweet and a little on the tart side, these tiny treats are a tasty way to satisfy your sweet tooth without finishing off a pie in front of the game.
Once the traditional dishes have come and gone, you might consider turning to a Lone Star culinary tradition to use up your remaining nosh. In Texas, there are certain things that are non-negotiable. Chili is one of them. Turkey Chili is a delicious departure from the holiday mainstays. Served with cheesy cornbread and a dollop of sour cream, turkey chili is spicy and satisfying.
These are just a few ways to use up those delectable leftovers without having to bid them an unceremonious farewell on trash day. For more ideas from the queen of all things crafty, visit SampleHouse’s catalog of recipes leftovers here. We wish you happy cooking, happy eating, and happy adventures in leftovers! Happy Holidays!