Thanksgiving Leftovers 101

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner and that can only mean one thing: FOOD. You know, those dishes that you’ve been waiting on all year. The ones that make your mouth water just thinking about them.

Unfortunately there’s another thing that is inevitable when it comes to Thanksgiving, and that’s LEFTOVERS. We know you can only take so many cold turkey sandwiches before you’re sick of them, so we’ve put together a few creative ways for you to get the most out of your favorite leftovers!

1. Fiesta Turkey Tortilla Soup

After days of rich and savory dishes, it might be a good idea to shake up the flavors a bit. This recipe makes great use of your leftover turkey, but adding in cilantro and salsa gives it an extra kick. Recipe: http://bit.ly/1uMwezk

2. Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

Yes, you read that right – ice cream in winter. You know there’s going to be at least one piece of pumpkin pie leftover, so why not put it to good use? Bonus points if you use your PackIt to transport your new favorite ice cream to your weekend tailgate. Recipe: http://bit.ly/1t75q8t

3. Turkey, Cheddar, and Green Apple Sandwich

Sandwiches are our specialty (Hello, Sandwich Cooler!) and this fresh take on the turkey sandwich looks like perfection. Recipe: http://bit.ly/1xs9yFi

4. Turkey Chili

Everyone loves chili as the weather cools off, and this Turkey Chili recipe will likely be the talk of your next event. What’s even better is that this version is healthier than your typical ground beef chili. Recipe: http://bit.ly/11jiy34

5. Cranberry Pancakes

Leftovers for breakfast? Yes please! These Cranberry Pancakes will make the whole family happy, and we promise not to judge if you need to add a little whip cream on top! Recipe: http://bit.ly/1qZEDtY

In addition to these great recipes, there are plenty of other ways to use your Thanksgiving leftovers. Rolls are always great for recipes calling for breadcrumbs or croutons, and your turkey bones can be cooked to make a delicious stock that you can freeze for soups all year round. Of course, no matter what you do with your leftovers, we hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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