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Everything But the Gobble: 20 Recipes To Make the Most of Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

Turkey Tetrazini from Reader's Digest

The guests are gone, you’ve washed an epic amount of dishes, and there’s still several pounds of juicy leftover turkey in the refrigerator.

Wondering what to do with all that bounty? Here’s some interesting and fun suggestions to help you make the most of all your Thanksgiving leftovers.

Pack a Thanksgiving Bento Box (or Two) for Lunch

Thanksgiving BentoAs the folks at the Bentoism food blog can attest, modern bento boxes are becoming a  popular and fun way for people to add healthy variety to their humdrum brown bag work food as well as save money on lunch during challenging economic times.

You can start putting together your own modern bento boxes using any any segmented Tupperware type storage containers you may already own (just make sure they are leak-proof before using). Or if you prefer, you can purchase specially designed bento boxes and food bins from your local Asian market or online.

Here’s what one person did when making a Thanksgiving bento that featured leftover turkey and all the trimmings.

Also, the folks at JustBento.Com have some good suggestions for adding some Asian flair to your Thanksgiving leftover themed bento here.

Leftover Ideas For Those Who Don’t Normally Eat Leftovers

For those who don’t want to reenact their Thanksgiving meal on a smaller scale, here’s some recipes to help you transform that leftover turkey into something delicious yet new.

Herbed Turkey and Waffles

From About.Com Busy Cooks:

as well as 19 other Thanksgiving leftover recipes.

From CDKitchen:

From Better Homes and Gardens:

From Reader’s Digest:

Enjoy!

(Photo Credits: Turkey Tetrazzini from Reader’s Digest, Thanksgiving Bento by Sake-Bento, Herbed Turkey and Waffles from Better Homes and Gardens)

Hugging the Coast Blog Fast ForwardPlease join us tomorrow to enjoy Thanksgiving Meals Around the World: A Culinary Remembrance of Meals Past, which features 2 dozen food bloggers reminiscing about the meals and the memories they shared on Thanksgiving Day 2008.

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