What to do with Thanksgiving leftovers

leftoversThose of us who don't charge out of the house in the predawn hours of Black Friday to shop often face the dilemma of an abundance of leftover food and a lack of imagination of what to do with it. Fortunately, the Internet can provide answers, in the form of the website Supercook.com.

Supercook allows you to input the contents of your fridge and larder and spits back recipes using those ingredients.

For example, I typed in the typical flotsam and jetsam of a Thanksgiving dinner; turkey, cranberries, pumpkin, mashed 'taters, bacon, asparagus and staples such as onions, olive oil, butter and garlic. With what I have on hand, Supercook suggested bacon corn chowder, fresh asparagus soup, garlic mashed potatoes, and an asparagus omelet.

It doesn't, however, allow me to search for recipes using leftover cooked turkey, so for that I found a couple of sites chock full of appropriate bird-recycling recipes. AOL Food has a special section on the Thanksgiving topic, with treats such as Cranberry Sorbet, Bread Pudding and Sweet Potato Pancakes.

Allrecipes.com has over 150 dishes such as Tex-Mex Turkey Soup, Chutney Turkey Salad and Turkey Pot Pie. My favorite food guy, Alton Brown, has gathered great compilation at Seriouseats.com, including Turkey and Black Bean Quesadillas with Cranberry Apple Salsa.

Let the feasting resume!
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