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It’s here already! No, not my latest amazon parcel. Although that was pretty exciting, too. I’m talking about the final post of my September Christmas Series!! Wow did that month go by fast. Meaning, our new baby is due to arrive, like, any time. EEK! Okay, before I get sidetracked with onesies and little hats, let’s talk about Holiday Leftovers.
Yep, this week we’re talkin’ food. And oh. em. gee. let me tell ya, I had a helluva time staying on task when I was doing this round up. Do you know how freakin’ awesome food bloggers are at photography?! Seriously. If the recipe is good, there’s no need to torture us with the tantalizing pictures. Not to mention the drool on my laptop. Oops.
Lucky for you, I’m sharing all those photos here! Don’t worry, I won’t judge if your tongue hangs out the whole time and your phone screen ends up soaking wet.
Okay, let’s do a quick review of the past month in the September Christmas Series.
Week 1 – Cute Christmas Treats
Week 2 – Holiday Mess
Special Post – DIY Gifts
Week 3 – Keeping Kids’ Routines on Track
Honestly, I’m kinda sad that this theme has run its course. I was really getting into the spirit of things. But, that’s the beauty of blogging – I get to write only about what I love!
Oh, and before I forget, make sure you grab your FREE one week meal plan (complete with recipes) here.
So, let’s get back to the food, shall we?
I’ve decided to do this one Round Up style, because, um, why not? As usual, each picture is a link to the original (totally awesome, laden with beautiful pictures) blog or website, so go ahead and check them all out. Most come with printable recipes. Bonus!
Note: a lot of these quote Thanksgiving, but go ahead and try them for Christmas, too.
Holiday Leftovers Round Up
Croquettes, Balls & Cakes
Mashed potatoes are hard to get rid of as holiday leftovers. Which is why I chose a few different variations on the classic fried potato. Any one of these would be simple and delicious. Not to mention a great way to use up those day-old ‘taters.
Life Ambrosia’s Cheesy Roasted Garlic Potato Balls
Live, Eat, Learn’s Spinach & Mashed Potato Croquettes
Just a Little Bit of Bacon’s Leftover Turkey Stuffing Croquettes
Rock Recipe’s Leftover Turkey Potato Cakes
Already have plans for the next day’s meal? No worries, try out some of these awesome appetizers for a mid-afternoon snack, or take them along to your family gathering.
Recipe Runner’s Cranberry & Brie Egg Rolls
Who Needs a Cape’s Bacon-Wrapped Stuffing Bites
Lemon Tree Welling’s Chicken, Cranberry & Brie Tartlets
Delish’s Thanksgiving in a Blanket
Art and the Kitchen’s Turkey & Cranberry Puff Pastry Bites
Totally NOT Casseroles
I wanted to avoid adding casseroles to this list since we all know how to throw a bunch of ingredients together with a can of mushroom soup and call it a meal. These next 2 recipes are on the verge of casserole easiness, but with a much more polished outcome!
Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom’s Ham & Broccoli Quiche
Baked By Rachel’s Thanksgiving Turkey Shepherd’s Pie
Soups & Sandwiches
I would be doin’ y’all a disservice if I didn’t include some modern takes on the classics. Go ahead and make these in the middle of the night so you don’t have to share.
Le Creme de la Crumb’s Turkey Corn Chowder
Culinary Hill’s Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup
Just a Little Bit of Bacon’s Turkey, Brie & Cranberry Mustard Panini
Little Dairy on the Prairie’s Turkey & Cranberry Quesadilla
There you have it – 15 mouth-watering recipes to help you get rid of your holiday leftovers! If you didn’t drool just a little I’m not doing my job well enough!
And, in case you missed it above, make sure you grab your FREE one week meal plan – complete with recipes!
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