Alright, everyone’s gone. You’ve cleaned up the dining room, the kitchen, and the living room. However, your guests didn’t eat as much as you’d hoped.
Aunt Laura didn’t want to take any leftovers home with her.
That’s great, you thought (at first), I don’t have to cook for a while.
Yes, it’s great. Well, it was. Then your wife starts complaining about all the leftovers. The kids say they thought Thanksgiving dinner was only supposed to happen once. Your boyfriend orders pizza behind your back.
Flaky and irresistible, crescent rolls are the perfect way to wrap up your Thanksgiving favorites into one delicious package.
Make a few variations to mix things up some more! Simply roll up whatever you’d like into the rolls and bake according to package directions. Done.
On a similar note, you can make a Stromboli.
Add some Asian flair to your leftovers with this simple, fun recipe.
Wrap up the traditional dinner stars (turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing) into the egg roll wrappers, fry ‘em up, and dunk ‘em in a sauce made from leftover cranberry sauce, water and some orange juice/zest.
You’ll need a few extra ingredients to make it happen, but you’ll be oh-so happy you did.
You read that right. These are super simple to cook up. Combine stuffing and eggs (1 egg per 2 cups of stuffing) and spread it evenly in a waffle maker. Close and wait until the waffle is a golden brown and is cooked through.
Top it with some more leftovers—like gravy and/or cranberry sauce—for a savory breakfast or even a dinner-like breakfast-for-dinner dish. You’re welcome.
These are a go-to for a lot of people, and they’re an easy way to change things up with your leftovers.
Get creative and use different breads, toast them if you’d like, and change up what goes in them. You can use cranberry sauce as your condiment, use mayo, or throw on some mustard. You can even add some fancy cheese or sprouts. It all depends on what mood you’re in.
These are best for lunch, and are great for on-the-go holiday shopping! Throw them in your purse (in a sandwich bag!) and eat them in between store stops.
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Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.