Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Preventing Food Waste on Thanksgiving
Turkey leftovers have endless uses. Turkey sandwiches are an easy way to use up some of your turkey, turkey pot pies, turkey tetrazzini, soups, omelets, and even turkey broth from the carcass are great ways to use every part of the turkey. Click here for more options. Turkey also freezes well so you can make these things later if you have had your fair share of turkey for awhile.
Mashed potatoes are one of my favorite leftovers. I like to make potato soup with them, I just put them in a pot with some milk (and or broth), seasoning, and cheese. It's yummy and super easy. Mashed potatoes can also go on some casseroles like shepherd's pie.
Cranberry sauce is a good leftover for breakfast, put a little cream cheese and cranberry sauce on toast for a yummy breakfast treat. Cranberry sauce is also good on pancakes. I personal also enjoy it on my turkey sandwiches.
Rolls can be used for your turkey sandwiches, can be frozen and used with meals at a later time, and can be used with just about any meal.
Making pies and other desserts can mean leftover egg whites, click here for some recipes that use just egg whites so you can use them up (they also freeze very well!).
Gravy is something I don't care for and not something that saves very well. Anyone have good ideas for this leftover?
Veggie leftovers are great for soups, casseroles, and even green smoothies if they are plain.
Dessert leftovers are easy, just eat them! Don't let desserts go to waste. If you don't have a sweet tooth like me some desserts can be frozen for another time.
Do you have more ideas for leftovers? Share your ideas and recipes in the comments below and together we can help reduce food waste this Thanksgiving.
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