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Top Ten Tuesday: Ideas For Thanksgiving Leftovers

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We love Thanksgiving! Do you know what else we love? You guessed it: Leftovers. It's been a few days, though. The same old plate of mashed potatoes, turkey, and stuffing is starting to get played out. Now, we are firm believers in reducing food waste. There's no way we're tossing out perfectly good food! So what is there to do? Hit up Pinterest for ideas (duh)! Here are our 10 favorite ideas. Check out our Thanksgiving board for more tips.

 

Pssst... Please take a moment to browse all the lovely blogs that made this post possible!

 

 

Top Ten Ideas For Thanksgiving Leftovers

 

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1) Thanksgiving pizza- Kind of a fun alternative to the classic pot pie.

2) Soup! – What better way to start the holiday season than with a big ole pot of soup? It freezes well, too! How? Just transfer a meals worth into freezer bags. Let them cool to room temp than pop them in the freezer. Be sure to label them with a sharpie, first! To eat, simply defrost and warm to your preferred temp.

3) Bone broth aka Turkey stock – You can use this in just about everything, not just soup! You can even just drink it as is. Bone broth is chock full of nutrients!

4) Breakfast hash- The perfect after Thanksgiving breakfast option…  turkey, veggies of your choosing, diced potatoes, and topped with an egg. Check out a full recipe via the link. We love eating this with a little Sriracha!

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5) Freeze it! Several Thanksgiving favorites freeze really well. We’re looking at you turkey, ham, bread rolls, gravy, sweet potatoes, and assorted casseroles.

6) Egg rolls- Soooo tired of turkey, but don’t feel like trekking to the grocery store? We hear you! Try these egg rolls. Different enough to get you over the turkey rut, but still using up leftovers so less food waste. A win all around

7) Turnovers- It’s like a fancy turkey hot pocket. Perfect to dip in leftover cranberry sauce.

8) All the sandwiches- You know what we mean.

9) Send leftovers home with people in these adorable containers – Hosting this year? Share the love! Send people home with goodies in containers adorned with these cute (free!) printable, from I Heart Naptime.

10) Turkey pot pie – Hey, it’s a classic for a reason. Pot pie like a great big hug in a pie crust.

 

 

Written by Brenda Sapanghila     

 

 

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Top Ten Things We're Thankful For In 2016

TT Thanksgiving 2016

 

Thanksgiving has always been a season devoted to reflection and counting your blessings. The world has become so stressful and tense lately, that finding space for gratitude and love has become essential. So let's all be sure to take a moment (or several moments) to just breathe, love, and focus on the good things. 

We'd love to share a few little (and big) things that made the Fred Parent crew's thankful list for 2016.

 

What's on yours?

 

Also... This totally isn't a "ten" list as there are only nine people listed. We're rebels :)

 

Top Ten Things We're Thankful For In 2016

 

Julie Brosnan, Advertising Sales Consultant -

  1. Naps
  2. My family (particularly my husband for letting me take those naps)
  3. Sheetz Schmonster breakfast burritos and  flavored water

 

Chris Jones, Editor -

  1. My family and friends
  2. My clients
  3. My health
  4. Good coffee and craft beer
  5. Creativity and imagination

 

Cheryl Carter, Graphic Design Ninja -

  1. My family
  2. Hot tea and warm Uggs 
  3. No more learner’s permit drivers - they all have their licenses now! After six years and three learners, I never could get my imaginary passenger side brakes to work!

 

Leigh Anne Van Doren, Publisher-

  1. My staff
  2. The people I meet through Fredericksburg Parent
  3. The means to impact the community

 

Heidi DiEugenio, Dir. Business Development and Marketing -

  1. Good health
  2. My family
  3. The love of a good dog

 

Brenda Sapanghila, Social Media Manager -

  1. All my guys (My husband and 3 boys)
  2. Mocha lattes
  3. Netflix
  4. Friendship

 

Mary Becelia, Blog Community Manager -

  1. (Mostly) good health for self and family
  2. Snow days
  3. Warm chocolate chip cookies
  4. The lovely town we live in!

 

Karen Charney, Webmaster-

  1. Boys who are thriving at college, but still find time to text their mother
  2. My husband who is willing to take on any random home improvement idea I have for him. 
  3. Social media to stay in touch with family and friends living halfway around the world.

 

Stephanie Maldonado, Operations and Distribution-

  1. Silver linings
  2. Love and support of family and friends
  3. Nyquil

 

Lastly, we're thankful for all YOU Fred Parents out there! We love this supportive, funny, intelligent, thoughtful, fun community we get to be a part of. Thank you for being awesome!

 

 

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