Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

Post-thanksgiving my inbox is overflowing with two types of emails: sales from every store I have ever shopped in, and ideas for what to do with Thanksgiving leftovers.

There are plenty of awesome food ideas for what to do with that Turkey and I will share some of my favorite ones here. Then tomorrow I will discuss how long you can enjoy leftovers - from a food safety perspective.

This Spicy Cabbage Salad with Turkey and Peanuts from Bon Appetit looks incredible. It has some of my absolute favorite flavors in there with anchovies and miso. The coolest part is that it looks like it is low-FODMAP, amazingly the ingredient were written to only include the green part of the scallion. The only modification that I would make, if needed, would be to reduce the amount of celery, which I don’t think would impact the overall dish much.

Making stock with the turkey carcass is ambitious, I admit. But it is a terrific idea to salvage the remainder of the turkey and make a whole bunch of hearty stock. This would be at the top of my list of things to do today, but I didn’t cook a turkey! The recipe I linked to is not low-FODMAP but if you are following that diet you could make modifications and cook down with carrots and celery.

Not feeling quite as ambitious, I get it. Go with the open-faced turkey sandwich with cranberry sauce. We had a lot of leftover Brussels Sprouts this year too, and that would be a nice way to add some greens to the leftover sandwich meal.