Sandwiches are high on the list when it comes to ways to use up Thanksgiving leftovers. However, if your gatherings are anything like ours, any kind of bread or roll from the Thanksgiving meal is usually devoured day of. Enter mashed potato bread. Use up a leftover the next day AND have bread for those turkey sandwiches.
Thanksgiving is one of the most food focused holidays, and the leftovers are just as important as the actual feast. However, most of us start to grow a little weary of turkey sandwiches and reheated casseroles after several days. Ashley shared earlier this month a creative way to use up leftover turkey, and now I want to tackle an often overlooked side/condiment: cranberry sauce.
I grew up loving my mom’s homemade cranberry sauce. It is just 3 simple ingredients: cranberries, honey and orange juice and makes the most bright and fresh sauce to cut through all those rich dishes on Thanksgiving day. I always make a batch (or 3!) for Thanksgiving now. But after the big feast day it usually becomes neglected in the fridge, although I enjoy spooning it over plain yogurt for breakfast. Many people have family staying with them for the holidays, so I came up with a breakfast item that everyone would enjoy, whether they are a fan of cranberry sauce or not. In fact, my daughter hates cranberry sauce but has been eating these muffins for breakfast, lunch and snacks and loves them.
I just love this time of year. I love combing through magazines and blogs in search of the perfect “new” recipe to try out for my family feast. Last year, Carmi and I shared some fun sides and desserts to add to your recipe collection. This year we decided to share some recipe to help you take care of some of those Thanksgiving leftovers. Let’s be honest, we all love the actual Thanksgiving feast, but come Saturday or Sunday, who really wants another turkey or ham sandwich while watching football or spending those last minutes with family. Today, I’m going to share one of my favorite chicken salad recipes (of course turkey works too) along with a fun new dinner roll idea.