But what if what's left over isn't a turkey, but a veggie roast?
Last week I shared the nut loaf my daughter and I made last year. It was heavenly. This year she wanted to try something different. It was called a nut loaf, but it was much lighter on the nuts and heavier on the vegetables.
I took pictures as we went.
First we assembled the lentil and brown rice mixture.
In a separate pan, we sauteed shredded carrots, celery, mushrooms, red onion, and shredded kale.
That got molded into a loaf (with the overflow in a pie tin because we wanted to compare textures).
I'll be honest, I liked last year's nut loaf better, but this made for a lovely veggie loaf.
After eating leftovers for 3 days, I wanted something different.
So, I had some really (REALLY) tart cranberry sauce that my daughter made. I added a bit of coconut palm sugar and some frozen pineapple and it made a delicious sweetly tart sauce to douse the loaf with. Yum.
I also melted American cheese on some leftover loaf for lunch. Clearly it made a lot!
Then there was leftover dessert.
This really had nothing to do with Thanksgiving. I was in a big fancy store )that shall remain nameless) and they were selling containers of snickerdoodles. After many days of pie, the cookies appealed to me.
They had no flavor. It really tasted like someone had put plain sugar cookies in the snickerdoodle box.
So, I took some of the pecans left over from the yams and I mixed them with the coconut palm sugar and placed the lovely mix on my cookies and baked for a few minutes. Much better.
|sugar and pecans|