It’s not even Thanksgiving and I am already dreaming sweet dreams of the potential leftovers. And while I am always up for a perfect Thanksgiving leftovers sandwich, once I get that out of my system this is my next favorite way to use up any remaining turkey, veggies and gravy, along with some freshly cooked rice. Say hello to Thanksgiving fried rice, which just might be your new favorite leftovers recipe. Make sure you get your fair share of those leftovers and let’s make it!
Ah, this salad. It is chock full of not only the scrumptious tastes of fall, but the carrots and the shallots and the slightly charred bits make it look like fall too. It is served just the right amount of warm, and while you don’t HAVE to do this, I like to make all this healthiness just the slightest bit naughty by adding a handful of bacon. I’m not saying this is ever going to replace mashed potatoes or sweet potato casserole on your holiday table…but you might want to make room for it alongside those favorites. Ready for a warm and wonderful salad? Let’s make it!
I know, I know, it’s not even The Day and I’m already dreaming about the leftovers. And by leftovers, I mean this perfect, perfect Thanksgiving sandwich…thick slices of leftover turkey nestled between generous spoonfuls of stuffing and cranberry sauce, with a nice puddle of gravy. All served up on a soft roll, and now you are dreaming about leftovers too, right? And while it might not seem like a recipe is needed for a turkey sandwich, in my experience it’s all about how you put it together.
So, once the turkey is carved and the mashed potatoes are eaten and the pumpkin pie is sliced and you are once again hungry even though you swore you would never be hungry again, come on back to Framed Cooks and let’s make it!
Right about now you are probably smack in the middle of a Thanksgiving whirlwind, or you know somebody who is. The turkey is thawing or brining, the pumpkin pies are baking, you are searching for that cornbread stuffing you know you have somewhere, and you’re sending someone to the store to pick up the marshmallows you forgot to get for the top of the sweet potato casserole.
Hi, all my friends out there racing around making Thanksgiving plans! As someone who has both thrown and attended many wonderful holiday dinners of all kinds, I know that one of the challenges is trying to get all those delicious dinner items ready All At The Same Time. And while I am still a devoted fan of regular mashed potatoes, one of the fabulous things about this baked variety is that you can make ’em ahead and bake ’em later…as is, right next to the turkey. Which saves you from trying to assemble that umpteenth thing alongside the gravy and creamed onions and peas and carrots and on and on and on.