Spending hours cooking with family and friends to put on a holiday dinner can be fun. But once the party's over, you may be wondering what to do with your bounty of leftovers. You've already spent hours toiling over a hot stove, so why not retool the fruits of your labor to save time, resources and energy? Give your guests the second helpings they're craving -- with a fresh approach. Here are a few examples of restyled leftovers.
Entree: Turkey, dressing and cranberry sandwiches, or roast beef and mashed potato sandwiches served on leftover dinner rolls or toasted cornbread
Side dishes: Sweet potato fries or chips, vinaigrette coleslaw with golden raisins and fruit compote
Beverages: Eggnog, hot cocoa and coffee with assorted toppings, such as whipped cream, chocolate flakes, cinnamon and nutmeg
Holiday accent: Blend leftover cranberry dressing with whipped cream cheese, and serve on toasted bagels.
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