Meet the Sullivans: How to Repurpose Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

November 7, 2016

How to Repurpose Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

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Can you believe Thanksgiving is just weeks away!? I'm looking forward to all the delicious food, drinks, and of course, plenty of time with our family. After all is said and done, and we've all had our fill of turkey and all the fixings, there is still always a ton of food leftover.

 
The first step in repurposing your Thanksgiving leftovers is of course saving and storing them properly. I love the new Rubbermaid Brilliance! Brilliance is 100% guaranteed leak-proof, stain and odor resistant, stackable and splatter resistant with microwave vent flaps. What really drew me to these over the other options out there is their leak-proof airtight seal. I want to know that the food I'm storing stays fresh for the next day, and won't leak out all over the shelves in our refrigerator. 

I picked mine up at Target in the same aisle where you would find all of the other storage containers, which in our store is the same aisle where the straws and paper plates are. I love that all the pieces are being sold separately at Target, which allows you to mix and match the pieces to make your own set!

I have the Brilliance Large and mini, as well as a few sizes in between. You can also order the 10-piece set online!

You can also get 10% off your Rubbermaid Brilliance purchase if you download the coupon from your Target Cartwheel app!

This is a great recipe I've used over the years to use up all of those delicious Thanksgiving left overs. You don't even need too many extras for this one -- see the ingredients list below!

 
INGREDIENTS 
2 packages (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
2 cups (12 ounces) chopped cooked turkey
1/2 cup sliced celery
3 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley
1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
1/4 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
1 egg

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Unroll crescent dough; separate into 16 triangles. With wide ends of triangles toward the center, arrange 8 triangles in a circle on pizza pan or baking sheet. Corners of wide ends will touch and points will extend 1 inch beyond edge of baking stone. Arrange remaining 8 triangles in center, matching wide ends. Seal seams using your fingertips.

I've always thought this part was a little confusing when I read it, so I've included a series of photos to show how easy the step-by-step really is.



2. Place mayonnaise, mustard and black pepper in a mixing bowl. Add turkey, celery, parsley, cheese and cranberries to mixing bowl. Mix filling until well combined, and then scoop filling over seams of dough, forming a circle.

3. Coarsely chop walnuts using; sprinkle over filling. Beginning in center, lift one dough triangle across filling mixture. Continue alternating with outer triangles, slightly overlapping to form wreath. Tuck last end under first.

4. Separate egg yolk from the egg white, reserving the egg white. Lightly beat egg white; brush over dough. Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy!

How do you use up the Thanksgiving leftovers in your family? Share in the comments below!

1 comment:

Meghan said...

This sounds absolutely delicious! What a great way to use up all that extra turkey! And I love those containers, especially the snap part!