After the Feast: 15 Recipes for Thanksgiving Leftovers
Meals made from Thanksgiving leftovers are such a treat that some cooks actually make extra food to ensure that plenty gets packed into the fridge afterward. Yes, there are sandwiches to be made, but also a world to discover beyond that post-Thanksgiving staple. Everything left over can be used to make something else, from soup to dessert. And these recipes are all fairly easy -- because after putting together a Thanksgiving meal, no home cook has the energy to go through it all again.
The carcass of the turkey, plus any bits left clinging to it, can be made into either soup or the base for other soups. In the morning, throw those bones into a big Dutch oven or soup pot and fill it with water. Add two diced onions, three chopped carrots, three chopped celery stalks, six diced cloves of garlic, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil and let simmer all day long. At dinnertime, add rice or noodles for a flavorful soup, and maybe serve with leftover dinner rolls.