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10 Meals to Make from Leftovers


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Leftover Turkey
Your Thanksgiving turkey won't go to waste if you know how to use the leftovers.
Your Thanksgiving turkey won't go to waste if you know how to use the leftovers.
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Some say leftovers are the best part of Thanksgiving. However, all that turkey can get boring fast. Here are some creative ideas for emptying out your fridge:

Turkey tortilla soup adds a little zing to your leftovers. Just boil together salsa and chicken broth. Add your turkey, along with sliced zucchini or squash. Top with tortilla strips, a dollop of sour cream and a lime wedge.

If you also have some cranberry sauce or jelly left over, try a spinach salad. Toss the turkey and cranberry along with baby spinach, sliced cucumbers and radishes. Finish with a vinaigrette dressing.

Turkey with noodles makes excellent comfort food. Cook egg noodles, and brown some onions. Heat up a can or two of your favorite creamy soup (cream of mushroom, for example). Mix up the turkey with the onions and soup, pour over the noodles, salt and pepper to taste -- and enjoy.

Did You Know? Each Thanksgiving, Americans consume about 690 million pounds of turkey.


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