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4 Steps To Use Up Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

4 Steps To Use Up Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

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Thanksgiving is a holiday all about the abundance of good food - and central to being grateful for all that abundance is making sure it’s all put to good use. Follow these four steps and you’ll make the most of all of your leftovers from this year’s feast.

First: Send your guests home with food:

When the meals over, divvy up leftovers to guests that are hungry for more! It’s an easy way to make sure that you’re not overwhelmed with too many leftovers to eat yourself. Pro tip: stock up in advance on extra Tupperware that you won’t mind parting with.

Then: Make leftovers new again!

If you still have lots of leftovers in your fridge,  breakfast and brunch is the perfect opportunity to give them a hearty new life. Check out this overview of 4 easy ways to transform dinner into a delicious brunch feast. Hint: adding eggs makes all the difference!

Clean up by: Turning scraps into stock

Discarded stalks and stems that didn’t make it into the dish as the leftover bones and meat scraps from your turkey or ham are the perfect start to an epic homemade stock! Bag them up for now, and check out our blog post all about soups and stocks for more inspiration.

With what’s left: Get composting!

Composting is one of our favorite ways to reduce waste because it lets you you turn things that even creative cooks don’t normally eat like avocado skins and apple cores into a treasure trove of fertilizer for your garden. Even if you’re composting in a community pile of via a neighborhood pickup, an early benefit is that you’ll find that your household garbage is much less smelly. Want to get started? Check out our blog post all about composting!




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