Friday, November 28, 2014

Holiday leftovers

Stuffing the turkey ... and that's not just me talking about my husband... sorry love! Just kidding.

Holiday leftovers are great fodder (ha!) for inspiring new meals.

Here are some ideas to help you get started.

Roasted vegetables can be pureed into a soup or soup or stew base.

Mashed potatoes or even sweet potatoes (!) can be used similarly, as well as start a new life as gnocchi. This recipe specifically states using a ricer, versus a masher, so your results may be different.

Green bean casserole and stuffing are great soup or stew thickeners.

Giving the food a wild, global spin will bring a spark back to your table: Turkey enchiladas, turkey mole, ham-based quiche, vegetable or turkey curry are great surprises to draw out of your leftovers.

Nuts, cranberries, chocolate treats can be reused in energy bars or reinvented into candy bars with marshmallow fluff and butter a la crispy treats.

And I cannot close without mentioning, YES, you can donate your leftover food. You have been blessed with abundance but there are those who are in need.

Be conscious of your blessings.

Second Corinthians 2:8-9 “And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. As it is written: “They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor; their righteousness endures forever.”

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