Monday, December 26, 2011

Recipes for Holiday Leftovers

Don't let your holiday feast go to waste. Now that the big day has come and gone, the delicious meal that took so long to cook is most likely in the fridge covered in foil waiting to be eaten again. Here are some great ideas to reinvent those leftovers and create something just as tasty!

Ham, the main attraction for most holiday feasts, can be used to create delicious meals for family and friends, such as ham and swiss quiche, ham stuffed manicotti or wild rice chowder with ham.

Turkey sandwiches aren't the only way to use up this holiday staple. Try creating an appetizer that both adults and children will enjoy such as turkey fingers with cranberry dip. To add a little flavor to this leftover, a turkey pesto casserole is a great option. To make a turkey sandwich more exciting, try adding stuffing into the mix as well.

Cranberry sauce left over from the holidays is great to use in desserts such as chocolate cranberry mousse pie or cranberry brownie pie. It can also be used to create cranberry meatballs, which are prefect for a New Year's party.

Candy canes have been everywhere for the past month. Now that the season is coming to a close, it's time to get rid of them until next year. Try using them as stirring sticks for hot beverages, sprinkling them onto iced cupcakes or ice cream sundaes or making candy cane bark.  For a sweet treat, add crushed candy canes to vanilla frosting and make graham cracker sandwich cookies.

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