Prep
5 minutes

Turkey Day Leftover Shabbat

How to convert the remains of Thanksgiving into delicious Shabbat meals.

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:

Ingredients

Leftover challah, cut into thick slices

Turkey breast meat

Cranberry sauce

Fresh arugula

Stuffing

Garlic herb mayo

Directions

Spread one slice of challah with garlic herb mayo, and the other slice of challah with cranberry sauce.

Layer turkey slices, stuffing and arugula.

Enjoy!

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