All the weirdest suggestions for dealing with Thanksgiving leftovers

While you’re in your food coma in the days following Thanksgiving, you probably won’t want to hunt up ways to do more cooking. So, I did the hard work for you and rounded up some weird and wonderful ways to dispose of all those leftovers. I’ve scoured the web to bring you the most interesting, daring and delish recipes to convert all that food into something you might actually want to eat again.

The Leftover Roll

First up, from Bon Appetit, comes a clever ways to do leftovers this year. If you come home from Thanksgiving dinner with a plate that has a little bit of everything, this is the dish for you. You can cram anything and everything in this roll: from left over darkmeat to crunchy green beans to a little bit of dressing (or stuffing if you live North of the Mason Dixon). Besides, who could pass up an opportunity to learn how to make cranberry wasabi?

The Butternut Old-Fashioned Cocktail

Holidays can be stressful and there is nothing that says family-time like a great bourbon. Load up on the squash and booze this year so you can convert all the remains into this very trendy and beautifully presented cocktail. All those family dynamics will be far less stressful after a few of these.

Turkey Nachos

The great thing about nachos is that they are really hard to mess up. You can make anything edible if you dump enough cheese on the top. You won’t even notice that this is your fifth (or more) time eating the same turkey. What’s even better? You can eat this on the couch, in your pajamas while recovering from the previous days festivities.

Turkey Jerky

Some of us are committed to getting as much out of that meal as possible. If you just can’t bring yourself to quit before its all gone, look no further than Turkey Jerky. It can have any flavor profile you want, and it lasts forever. So if you need a break from turkey, pop this into a baggie and don’t come back to for a while. It will still be just as yummy.

Turkey Dog Treats

Let’s face it, you can only take so much of a good thing. When you’ve reached your fill and can’t eat any more turkey, just give it to the dog. He’ll appreciate it.

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