Morning-After Thanksgiving Eats
Good Thanksgiving morning-after to you. Are you staring aimlessly at your coffee like I am, going at a decidedly slower pace than usual? (I decided against getting up at four a.m. and joining the throngs of frenzied Black Friday shoppers at Target.)
Once I'm out of my morning coma (all that cooking will knock the wind out of you), I'll take stock of the contents of the fridge, assessing the state of the leftovers. We were a small albeit merry group of three yesterday (including Father-in-Law Appetite), collaborating on a menu that included brined roast turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, curried mashed sweet potatoes and wilted tatsoi with a hot mustardy vinaigrette. For dessert, we got in the car with our upside down pumpkin-cranberry-pecan cake and joined forces with friends to sample six different sweet offerings. What a sugar high!
There's been talk about making "dressing sandwiches", but I got my eye on an ad hoc pot pie, or maybe a pot of impromptu chili, using shredded turkey to fill in the missing gaps. For lunch tomorrow, before the father-in-law departs, perhaps I'll whip up a batch of Vietnamese-style turkey salad, a refreshing multi-flavored wonder from Nigella Lawson that brings my palate back into balance.
So, what do you do with your Thanksgiving leftovers? Anyone making soup today? I'm game to hear what you've got cooking over the weekend. Hmmm... I think I hear someone serving leftover pie for breakfast downstairs...
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