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Leftovers: the Meal After THE MEAL

Turkey Gumbo & a Great Turkey Casserole!

‘Make plenty so we’ll have leftovers!’

Well, of course, we always make plenty on Thanksgiving. So you're left with lots of leftovers. And for the most part, that's a good thing.

There's something nice about being able to go to the refrigerator, open the door, and find row after row of neatly packaged turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole and potatoes. You think, ‘Wow, I won’t have to cook for awhile.’

But after you’ve eaten a round or two, you go to the refrigerator and think, ‘Oh, no, it's all still here.'

If you're heading out for the big Black Friday and other After-Thanksgiving sales, perhaps turkey sandwiches slathered with mayo and leftover stuffing will do the trick. But maybe you'd like to be just a bit more creative than that.

Well, we have a few ideas.

Check out these links for what may become a new Thanksgiving tradition – the meals that come after The Meal.

Turkey and Sausage Gumbo
Turkey Casserole
Make Ahead Turkey Gravy

And, while we’re on the subject, see what Midwest Dairy’s Chef Linda Stutesman has developed to help with those turkey leftovers:

Turkey and Cheddar Roll
Cranberry Quesabilla
Deep-fried Sweet Potato Balls

You'll find a few more recipes below in Related Recipes. Bon Apetit!