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My favorite part about the food served at Thanksgiving is the leftovers. They make a more casual, relaxed meal for the next few days. We like to find ways to use the leftovers for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can add leftover ham to a breakfast omelet, make turkey cranberry sandwich’s for lunch and when you want a twist on Thanksgiving leftovers for dinner, try our leftover turkey recipe: The Leftover Turkey Casserole (recipe below).
They key to being ready to use all the leftovers, is having some great staples on hand in your pantry. Before Thanksgiving, I stocked up on some supplies to make the week after Thanksgiving easier and more relaxed. We were at Walmart searching for paper plates with Turkeys on them for Maggie’s class “feast” and found all of our Kraft staples on the trip too. To see more pictures from our shopping adventure, click here.
This year, I had no cooking duties for Thanksgiving day, so I could focus more on the leftovers I would take home. We had a very fun, exciting Thanksgiving in New York City, so it was nice to relax and do some cooking with just my two little girls when we were back home. Saturday night, we all put on our aprons and whipped up a delicious post Thanksgiving meal.
Recipe: Leftover Turkey Casserole
4 cups leftover turkey
1 cup Kraft Mayo
1 can mushroom soup
2tbs lemon juice
1 small onion, diced
salt & pepper to taste
1 bag frozen broccoli, defrosted
1 package sliced mushrooms (optional)
1 package Kraft Shreds, shredded cheddar cheese, divided in half
1 box of Stove Top (made using direction on the box)
Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl except the Stove Top & half of the Kraft cheese. Spread mixture in an oven safe casserole dish. Top with the Stove Top & the remainder of the Kraft cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Serve with Welch’s Holiday Sparkling beverages & leftover salad or veggies. Add some “new life” to the leftover salad or veggies with some Kraft Ranch Dressing.
I keep Welch’s Sparkling beverages on hand around the holidays. I think it’s a fun drink to serve at parties and one that the kids can share in too. When I told Maggie and Alex they could have a special drink with our post Thanksgiving meal, they asked if they could also use fancy cups.
If you’re looking for more easy, delicious recipes using Kraft ingredients, be sure to check out the Kraft digital magazine, The Family Table.
I love finding new recipes to make and also making up my own. Now that I have two little assistants in the kitchen, it’s making cooking a lot more fun. I’m excited to get to work on some Christmas recipes with these two little chefs.