Go Gourmet With Thanksgiving Leftovers -- Savings Experiment

Go Gourmet With Thanksgiving Leftovers
Go Gourmet With Thanksgiving Leftovers

One of the best ways to save on Thanksgiving is to maximize the holiday meal. Find a few creative ways to use your leftovers and you'll get the most for your money. Here are a couple of ideas to get you started.

Instead of letting leftovers go to waste, you can easily reuse them to create fresh meals. For instance, if you have mashed potatoes you can turn them into savory potato pancakes.

Simply combine 2 cups of mashed potatoes, 2 eggs, a little four and garlic powder. Fry up rounds of the mixture in a skillet for about 10 minutes and serve with smoked salmon, eggs or bacon. With a little bit of effort, you'll have delicious new dish for the next day or two.

If you have leftover stuffing, you can make a a low-cost meal called "eggs over stuffing." Just pack a layer of stuffing into a well-greased baking dish. Make two indentations crack an egg in each, and top with a little cheese. Pop it in the oven for 10-15 minutes and you'll have a quick-and-easy breakfast option.

If you're hosting Thanksgiving dinner, try out some of these recipes the next day. They'll be sure to satiate your stomach and stretch your dollar.

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