What to do with Thanksgiving Leftovers

Posted by Nicole

As much as I love trying new things, I have to admit… I’m a creature of habit.  When I go out to breakfast, I always order veggie omelettes.  When I go to get frozen yogurt, I’ll stick to the flavors I know are good and refuse to try flavors like Taro.

Because of this, I think I would have a difficult time being a “true food blogger.”  Lucky for me, other members of the family are much more creative.  Lauren loves to try new foods, such as bone marrow and dessert empanadas.  Another person who loves trying new things and making interesting food creations is my mom.

Thanksgiving morning is the best for two reasons:

  1. You wake up to leftovers and
  2. You just have to microwave them, and eat!

My “morning after” plate looked a lot like my “night before” plate, just in smaller portions… kind of.

My mom’s, on the other hand, was much more “food blog” worthy.  See for yourself.

Step 1: Get two tortillas, pile on some cilantro and salsa, and chop an avocado.

Step 2: Microwave some leftover turkey and stuffing.  Pile on the cheese and melt to perfection.

Step 3: Assemble the tacos!

Step 4: Add some cranberry sauce.

Step 5: Dig in.

Whoever said we learn important life lessons from our mothers was right.  Lesson learned, Mom.  I’ll try new things and get creative.

And Lauren, that means next time I’ll ditch the omelette and order some pancakes.


Q4U: Did you get creative with leftovers or just microwave and have Thanksgiving part 2?

Comments (4)

  1. Tara

    While other people were out shopping, I was having thanksgiving round 2. I’m a total creature of habit, hence the reason I only post “highlights” on WIAW and almost never post a full day of eats! I’m a fan of your mom’s leftover breakfast. I love that she added the cranberry sauce to it too – most people would call me crazy for doing that! I love sweet and savory combos!

  2. IHeartVegetables

    Wow I’m not usually that clever with leftovers! Especially for breakfast, I’m always super lazy ;)

    I hope you had a great thanksgiving!

  3. livinglearningeating

    How creative! I tend to go sweet at breakfast, though. :P

  4. foodsweatandbeers

    Mmmm your mom’s plate looks right up my alley. Yes, please.

    Since thanksgiving was at my aunt’s house this year, we were sadly left with zero leftovers. But normally, I love to make different varieties of sammies from whatever’s leftover. Cranberry sauce is much tastier than mayo.


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