Create something unexpected Leftovers get new life with these ideas
Once the pie and coffee have been enjoyed and the last guests leave with their neatly wrapped leftovers, the fridge at your house might be stuffed fuller than ol' Tom Turkey was.
What to do with all those leftovers? Here are five tasty ideas from our collection (and a few from some friends!) to keep that turkey tasting amazing.
You may find yourself looking forward to Black Friday for more than just shopping. With these ideas, it's simple to reinvent your leftovers!
Best-Ever Stuffing Balls: Seems simple enough, right? Roll up your stuffing, add a little gravy to the baking dish if you like and bake until heated through. The result is a perfectly moist stuffing on the inside and crunchy toasty bits on the outside. It's the best of the middle and edges in one snack-size ball!
Not only is this a yummy way to enjoy leftovers, but you can make the balls and freeze them for a taste of the holiday anytime.Use this recipe, if you're starting from scratch.
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Mashed potatoes, celery dressing (or is it stuffing?) and of course, that beautiful bird. With one of the biggest family feasts of the year right around the corner, we'd love to see what you'll be serving this year. Will it be all your traditional favorites or something new to try? Maybe a little of both!
So tell us...
What are YOUR favorite THANKSGIVING recipes? Share 'em all in today's Recipe Round-Up.
Here's one of our all-time favorite Thanksgiving dishes...we look forward to it every year!
Day-After-Thanksgiving Soup This recipe appears in our cookbook, Hometown Harvest and comes from Jo Ann's own kitchen!
1 T. olive oil 2 carrots, peeled and chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 1 onion, chopped salt and pepper to taste 8 c. turkey or chicken broth 1 bay leaf 1-1/2 c. roast turkey, diced 1 c. frozen peas 2 T. fresh parsley, chopped 4 to 6 c. leftover dressing, warmed
Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add carrots, celery, onion, salt and pepper. Sauté until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add broth and bay leaf; bring to a boil. Stir in turkey; reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes, until vegetables are tender. Stir in peas and parsley; warm through. Discard bay leaf. To serve, place a scoop of dressing into individual deep soup bowls. Ladle soup over dressing. Serves 4 to 6.
We're on the hunt for YOUR family-favorite comfort foods, especially those that include a twist to make them fresher and tastier, but still using everyday ingredients like fresh vegetables, whole grains and lean meats. We know you moms have a few tricks up your sleeves to get the kiddos to eat these healthier choices, Share your tips with us too!
So what KINDS of recipes do we need?
We're looking for easy main dishes and hearty soups, side dishes and fresh salads...we might even include snacks that are perfectly packable for lunch boxes. We'll always take more simple weeknight desserts as well.
Why share with us?
Quite simply, we couldn't make our cookbooks without generous cooks like YOU. Each of our cookbooks is filled with recipes from real kitchens just like yours and we are always on the lookout for new contributions. If your recipe is selected, it'll be published, credited to YOU and you'll receive a free copy of the cookbook! Even if your recipe isn't selected for this as-yet-unnamed cookbook, we'll keep it on file and let you know if it's published in a later title.
But what about that Christmas Bookazine?!?
Yes! There's an added incentive this time around! Send us your recipe and EVERY recipe will be entered into a drawing for a copy of our 2015 Christmas Bookazine!
The more entries we receive, the more prizes we'll give away. So get out those recipe boxes and SHARE AWAY!
With our families busier than ever, we can all use a few time-savers in the kitchen, right? Starting a slow-cooker dinner in the morning and letting it cook all day is one of the best ways we've found to simplify meal prep. We have our favorites but we'd love to hear what your family loves.
So tell us...
What are YOUR favorite SLOW-COOKER recipes? Share 'em all in today's Recipe Round-Up.
Try this new way to fix pork chops...you'll love the fiesta flavor!
Colorado Pork Chops Shared by Linda Wolfe from Westminster, Colorado, this recipe from 101 Slow-Cooker Recipes has just enough spice to make everyone happy!
6 bone-in pork chops, 1-1/2 inches thick 15-oz. can chili beans with chili sauce 1-1/2 c. salsa 1 c. corn Optional: green chiles to taste cooked rice Garnish: fresh cilantro
In a slow cooker, layer pork chops, beans, salsa, corn and chiles, if using. Cover and cook on low setting for 5 hours, or on high setting for 2-1/2 hours. Serve over cooked rice; garnish with cilantro. Serves 6.