With Thanksgiving falling every year on a Thursday, it can start to feel like a three-day long holiday when you tack Shabbat on top of it. Here are a few ideas to help ease your workload, and also keep your family’s attention even the day after Thanksgiving.
What to do with all that leftover stuffing? (I mean, besides eat it…) Why not try these Stuffing Stuffed Mushrooms. If you are serving them with a meat meal, just leave out the provolone cheese.
Turkey Noodle Soup is a favorite in the Sarna household every year. My dad loves making turkey stock from the leftover Turkey carcass and bits, and this is a tradition I have gladly carried forward – every year my mother-in-law saves the two turkey carcasses from her dinner for my cooking pleasure. If you want to try the linked recipe from Real Mom Kitchen, just swap the butter in the soup for olive oil.
What about Turkey Pot Pie? You can swap out the butter for margarine, and buy a pre-made pie crust from the freezer section of your supermarket.
Sick of all the savory Thanksgiving food? Try a sweet breakfast spin with these Cranberry Pancakes.
And lastly, why not try some gourmet Thanksgiving turkey sandwiches for a satisfying Shabbat lunch. Here is my recommended version:
Leftover challah, cut into thick slices
Turkey breast meat
Garlic herb mayo
Spread one slice of challah with garlic herb mayo, and the other slice of challah with cranberry sauce.
Layer turkey slices, stuffing and arugula.
Pronounced: shuh-BAHT or shah-BAHT, Origin: Hebrew, the Sabbath, from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday.
Pronounced: EH-ruv, Origin: Hebrew, evening, eve, usually used to denote the first night of a Jewish holiday, such as Erev Yom Kippur (Jewish days begin at sundown).