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Tips and tricks for what to do about pesky holiday leftovers.

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Thanksgiving leftover sandwich

A Thanksgiving leftover sandwich, one of the many things you could do with leftovers from the holidays.

It is the Sunday after Thanksgiving, and you still manage to find some mashed potatoes to reheat for a snack. They are oh so good, but you are oh so disappointed at this reality of boring potatoes.  

Well, don’t worry. This article will cover how to get the most out of your holiday leftovers. 

This first one is too good to be true and makes you think “Wow, why did I not think of that before this?” It is quesadillas. Yes, you heard that right: Mexican food with a little thankful twist. 

Throw the turkey in, the cranberry sauce; throw it all in, anything you want. All you need to do is slap them on a tortilla and add in some cheese that is hopefully already hiding in your fridge, and bam! A thanksgiving quesadilla.

Since the weather is only getting colder after Thanksgiving Day, this will be the perfect excuse to get out the biggest pot in the cupboard, chop up that leftover turkey and whatever veggies are leftover, and make some soup. Make chicken noodle soup, but hold the chicken and add the Thanksgiving. This is such a simple yet genius idea for that never-ending turkey. 

This next one is assuming that you have a lot of mashed potatoes leftover, which seems impossible but is likely a reality for many. All you need is a frying pan and some bread crumbs (that you hopefully already have leftover from making stuffing), and there you have it: fried mashed potato balls. Has anything ever seemed more heavenly?

It is a given that there will be a leftover pie if it was served. By the time the pie is put on the table half of the guests are passed out on the couch in a food-induced coma, and the other half is having to unbutton their pants while dessert is the last thing on their minds. 

Only the strongest get to the pie on the actual day of the feast. But do not fret, as there is the perfect solution. All you need is a blender and a scoop of ice cream. You can blend that delicious piece of pumpkin pie into an even more delicious shake! 

These ideas might seem too out-there for some but are all realistic and easy. If you do decide to take on the task of making the most out of Thanksgiving leftovers yourself, do a little more internet research, and you are sure to find exactly what you need, but hopefully, this article will give you the push and inspiration you need.

Your relatives will be impressed, and you will feel like a chef. More importantly, enjoy the day and worry about the leftovers later!

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