Now, that the stuffing's been stuffed and the biscuits eaten by twos, it's time to figure out what to do with the rest of those pesky Thanksgiving leftovers.
Before you make a turkey sandwich or give the remaining poultry to the dogs, here's a few ideas on how to turn Thanksgiving leftovers into the star of your next meal.
Transform your leftover mashed potatoes into potato croquettes. Add a few eggs, milk and a little all-purpose flour, fry to perfection and bonjour you now have a traditional French dish.
If you're looking for a Mexican twist on Thanksgiving, try a turkey quesadilla. Pour some shredded cheddar cheese, diced turkey and stuffing over a flour tortilla on a warm skillet. Cook until melted and serve with a side of cranberry sauce and sour cream.
Growing up Thanksgiving leftovers meant one thing: soup. Here's my mother's recipe for her famous Thanksgiving dinner soup.
Thanksgiving Dinner Soup
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup onion
1/2 cup carrot
1/2 cup celery
2 leftover turkey drumstick bones
2 cups leftover white turkey meat
1 cup mashed potatoes
1 cup stuffing
1 teaspoon dill weed
1/2 cup milk
Pour the chicken broth into a medium saucepan. Add the vegetables, dill weed, salt, pepper and poultry seasoning. Cook the veggies for 20 minutes. Add turkey drumsticks, mashed potatoes and stuffing. Pour the 1/2 cup of milk into the broth. Keep on the stove for another 20 minutes. Skim excess fat from the top of the soup. Serve and enjoy.