24 Ideas For Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

You know how on Thanksgiving there's always that one family member who tells the exact same story every year? He knows he's doing it, but has made the decision that repetition is a small price to pay for maintaining a tradition.

I want to be that family member.

Which is why I think I'm going to make it a yearly tradition in this newsletter to revisit my list of ideas for what to do with all your Thanksgiving leftovers. Sure, the story doesn't change much, but it still feels worth telling every year. And now that the holiday is less than a week away, I'm guessing that most people who are doing the cooking have their menus pretty much set, so we can turn our inspiration energy towards how to repurpose what's leftover.

As always, these are mini-recipes for delicious and interesting things to do with the common denominators of most Thanksgiving dinners: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce. I guess I could have included gravy too, but would probably just have told you to pour it on/in/around everything and enjoy. Maybe next year.

Unrelated: I wanted to let you know that over the next few days I'll be changing the platform that I use to email these newsletters to all of you. (The one I use now is called Mailchimp; the one I'm switching to is called Substack, just FYI). No, you don't need to do anything to keep receiving the newsletter (I can just transfer everything over with what I'm hoping is the click of a button), and yes, it'll still be twice a week, recipe-centric, and free. The biggest change is that the newsletters may look a little different (new fonts, new buttons, tweaked layout), but I think the feel should be mostly the same. I'm making this switch not just because Substack (unlike Mailchimp) won't charge me a monthly fee to send out the newsletter, but also because it has some cool community features (like discussion threads) that I'm hoping to play around with.

Anyway, Tuesday's newsletter (our 2020 gift guide!) will be the first one on the new platform; it's not a seismic shift in any way, but just wanted to give you a heads up. (On the off chance you can't find the newsletter in your inbox, check your spam folder. And please mark this address as "not spam." If the newsletter isn't in your spam folder either, you should look in the Promotions tab and drag it over to your regular inbox.) Thanks for listening, and enjoy the weekend.



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