I’ve been looking forward to this WIAW for several days, because it’s a chance to show some creativity with Thanksgiving leftovers. On Friday, also known as “the morning after” the big feast, I kicked things off with a double dose of leftover dessert. A slice each of grain free Pumpkin Pouffle and Pumpkin Apple Spice Loaf. One topped with peanut butter, both dotted with chocolate chips. I figured the time to start my lower sugar attempt was not the same time I cut out most grains. One step at a time! You may have seen photos from this morning on Instagram…
Lunch was a big portion of an omelet made with leftover turkey. Not the Turkey Kale Frittata I shared as a good leftovers recipe, since we decided not to make kale as a veggie side dish at our table, but delicious all the same. I had a sweet potato on the side, one that didn’t make it into the roasting pan on the big day. I also had some baby carrots and cucumber slices.
For an afternoon snack, I was lucky that my dad bought some out-of-season and therefore pricier strawberries while I was home. I try to eat mostly seasonal produce, but in the winter when it’s just apples and bananas all the time, I really miss melon and berries.
Of course when I was hungry later on before dinner, I had the usual apple, with some natural peanut butter. Un-pictured because I spooned it out of the jar.
Dinner was a salad with pumpkin goat cheese (eaten at the counter while we were heating up all the leftovers), followed by a grilled salmon burger and leftover roasted butternut squash. A very orange plate, and if you think about all the pumpkin and sweet potato and carrots going on earlier, a very orange day. But orange foods are awesome, aren’t they?
For dessert, since I’d already eaten leftovers of the offerings at Thanksgiving, I used some of the extra canned pumpkin to make another of those microwave pumpkin chocolate chip scones I was eating last week.
What’s your favorite way to use up leftovers?
Do you prefer to eat leftovers in their original form, or make a new dish?
Best orange food?
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