There’s no shame in admitting I like leftovers. Could I truly call myself a recycler if I didn’t? Thanksgiving is one of those days that produces all kinds of delicious meals for days to follow. I wrote about this last year but have decided to make this post an annual occurence because one can never have a enough recipes that call for leftover green beans, no? The night before Thanksgiving I made linguine and meatballs for a my chef sister (eeks, no pressure…actually, I was chided for topping the salad I made with un-toasted slivered almonds) and her girlfriend. As I always do with pasta, I made too much. No worries. I knew that with the leftover turkey I could make Turkey Tetrazzini. Actually this year I kinda made my own version with the pasta, diced turkey, sautéed onions, celery and carrots mixture, a can of peas (I know, fresh peas would have tasted way better) and leftover green beans. I mixed them all together in a casserole dish, topped it with a Bechamel sauce and a breadcrumb/grated cheese mixture, baked it til the breadcrumbs were browned, et voila! (I don’t actually have an “After” image as it was eaten before I could get a photo).
The day after Thanksgiving came an email newsletter from Martha Stewart loaded with mouth-watering recipes for Thanksgiving leftovers. I mean who doesn’t love a chili as these days are getting colder. This Turkey Chili with a Cheesy Cornbread Topping sounds divine…
and c’mon, icecream sandwiches made with leftover pumpkin pie? How clever is that?
What are some of your favorite leftover recipes?