The Parade Of Leftovers

December 5, 2013

Thanksgiving

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Here are some of the interesting ways I used up our Thanksgiving leftovers.

On a salad…classic. Yes that’s marshmallow on top!!! Thank you, sweet potatoes.

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Turkey, cranberry and dill Havarti sandwich on a Virginia roll. This was lunch!

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Yogurt with cranberry sauce and granola for breakfast. Can you tell which component of Thanksgiving I love the most!?

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Pizza night with mushrooms and….you guessed it…turkey!

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Cranberry sauce oatmeal. Plus Cinnamon Vanilla Sunflower Butter and coconut.

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And finally, a turkey soup {with a full recipe post to come}

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We loved having my parents here for Thanksgiving!

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Particularly Mazen, who got all the attention in the world!

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Pea helped him eat peas!

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And Grammie played and played

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The grandparent love continues this week when Matt’s dad and his wife come to visit!

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1 Jackie December 5, 2013 at 10:30 am

I wish we hosted thanksgiving, we have no leftovers to have fun with :-(

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2 Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon December 5, 2013 at 10:35 am

I have been putting cranberry apple sauce in my oats- I just made apple sauce cooked with leftover cranberry sauce. So good and happy to see it make an appearance here!! Looking forward to your turkey soup recipe.

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3 Lynn @ the actor's diet December 5, 2013 at 10:38 am

I always thought it was my imagination that my brother (1st born) got all the attention. I’m beginning to see why I felt that way!

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4 Emily @ Life on Food December 5, 2013 at 10:59 am

Thanksgiving leftovers are the best. I only got one helping because we headed home for the weekend.

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5 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats December 5, 2013 at 11:09 am

Yummm a Thanksgiving salad sounds perfect! We don’t have Thanksgiving leftovers anymore, we always have it at my cousins’s house and honestly, there usually isn’t much left!

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6 Caitlin December 5, 2013 at 12:09 pm

The attention from grandparents is just so great and never stops at any age! I love it! Haha.
I am excited to see that turkey soup recipe. I love the idea of putting the turkey on a pizza. Makes me want to do a Thanksgiving themed pizza!!!

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7 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! December 5, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Oh we have still been loving the leftovers too! I think today we’ll probably be the last day for them though! Our mashed potato supplies are dwindling ;)

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8 Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs December 5, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Great leftover ideas! And I love the photo of Mazen on the slide — too funny! :)

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9 Ashlee@HisnHers December 5, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Cranberry sauce is my favorite component too! I’ve been eating it with EVERYTHINg even Chinese food last night haha

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10 Ashley December 5, 2013 at 1:33 pm

I had Thanksgiving dinner at my parents house, so no leftovers for me! I kinda want to make a mini Thanksgiving-round-2 just so I can have it all again! :)

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11 Shel@PeachyPalate December 5, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Doesn’t cranberry sauce make everything taste amazing! I even had it on pizza with roasted squash, cashew cream base and crispy kale on top! Also swirled it through a pumpkin pancake batter…amazing!

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12 Alex @ Kenzie Life December 5, 2013 at 3:29 pm

I love cranberry sauce. It’s definitely my favorite part of Thanksgiving! Glad you are having a chance to spend a lot of time with family!

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13 Becky December 5, 2013 at 3:32 pm

Edie ate leftover cranberry sauce for breakfast too. She asked if I could make some more.

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14 KathEats December 5, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Thumbs up!

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15 Julie Rosene December 5, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Love all the pictures with your parents and Mazen! Your new kitchen backsplash looks so lovely in the background!

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16 Brooke December 5, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Kath,
What is the brand of straw sippy that you are using for Mazen’s milk? Is it Zoli or something else? I”m looking for a sippy just for milk that doesn’t leak, and Zoli’s often leak with milk! Thanks.

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17 KathEats December 5, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Oxo tot. it’s my current fav

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18 Melissa December 5, 2013 at 7:03 pm

Great photos of Mazen and the family! I love all of your creative spins on utilizing leftovers – so unique!

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19 Elizabeth December 5, 2013 at 7:38 pm

Cranberry sauce is my favorite Thanksgiving side and my favorite reuse ingredient! Mazen looks like he is having an awesome time with his grandparents!

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20 Livi December 5, 2013 at 8:46 pm

haha you guys really milked that Thanksgiving meal!

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21 Allison December 5, 2013 at 8:49 pm

Love that photo of M going down the slide! To funny!!! We actually had 0 leftovers this year. We made just enough for everyone. Its been kinda weird, but also kinda nice!

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22 Jo December 6, 2013 at 8:39 am

We go away for Thanksgiving also but we bake a turkey breast with all the trimmings on the weekend when we get home so we can have leftovers!!

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23 Sabrina @ Living, Learning, Eating December 7, 2013 at 11:25 am

The sandwich and the granola bowl look best to me – but everything looks great! Excellent use of leftovers :) I almost like leftovers better than the ‘real’ thing!

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24 Anna @ Fitness à la Anna December 9, 2013 at 12:12 pm

I love how creative you get with your leftovers – makes it so much more bearable to continue to eat the same thing allllll week haha

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