The Parade Of Leftovers

December 5, 2013



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.


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


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



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



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


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


We loved having my parents here for Thanksgiving!


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




Pea helped him eat peas!


And Grammie played and played


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 :-(


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.


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!


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.


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!


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!!!


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 😉


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! :)


9 [email protected] 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


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! :)


11 [email protected] 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!


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!


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.


14 KathEats December 5, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Thumbs up!


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!


16 Brooke December 5, 2013 at 4:57 pm

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.


17 KathEats December 5, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Oxo tot. it’s my current fav


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!


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!


20 Livi December 5, 2013 at 8:46 pm

haha you guys really milked that Thanksgiving meal!


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!


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!!


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!


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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