Hooray for Leftovers

Twelve ways to put Thanksgiving leftovers to good use.

Elaine Johnson

Turkey Sandwiches with Shallots, Cranberries, and Blue Cheese

As much as I love the big Thanksgiving meal—the grill billowing smoke and wafting turkey deliciousness into the yard, the parade of pies and tasty sides, the happily stuffed feeling—it’s possible I love the leftovers even more. (Well, on the food front, I mean. Love ‘ya, family!) What do I do with that big platter of turkey crowding the fridge? Here are a few favorites.

Turkey Sandwiches with Shallots, Cranberries, and Blue Cheese

Turkey Enchiladas with Sour Cream

And a couple of no-recipe ideas:

Turkey Cranberry Salad. Toss shredded turkey with cranberry relish, sliced green onions, toasted pecans, blue cheese, bacon, and hearts of romaine. Toss again with a parlsey vinaigrette

• Tortellini in Brodo. Make broth from the carcass as you would make chicken broth.  Strain, then boil to concentrate by one-third. Cook store-bought fresh tortellini in a pot of broth with a little chopped fresh rosemary.

For more, go to 10 ways to love leftovers.