Most of these ideas work best post-Thanksgiving, but check out the mashed potatoes.
BISCUITS & GRAVY: Add diced turkey and enjoy for breakfast the morning after Thanksgiving.
HOT TURKEY SANDWICH: Smother a cold turkey sandwich in gravy and heat it in the microwave.
POUTINE: Canada‘s favorite way to eat fries, with cheese curds and gravy.
REPURPOSED GRAVY: Use it over noodles, rice or other grains. You can dilute the gravy 1:1 with water and use it as the cooking liquid.
TURKEY MASHED POTATOES: Fun for the kids, mix gravy into the mashed potatoes.
Biscuits and gravy. Photo courtesy BettyCrocker.com.
TURKEY POT PIE: Use the gravy as a filling for turkey pot pies. Add diced turkey, carrots, mushrooms, onions and peas to a pie crust; you can use mashed potatoes instead of a top crust, shepard’s pie-style. Place in a 400°F oven for 30 minutes or until top is browned.
TURKEY SOUP: Cook carrots, celery, onions and other veggies like canned peas in stock or water; then add to the gravy with the water. You can add noodles, too.
STEW: Instead of endless turkey sandwiches on the days after Thanksgiving, make turkey stew: like the soup but o begin with, you can use this turkey gravy as the base for a stew. It just requires the addition of cubes of leftover turkey.
*According to the Cranberry Institute, cranberries are a rich source of dietary flavonoids (powerful antioxidant) and other phenolic acids that may provide a variety of health benefits, including the urinary tract health, the prevention of cardiovascular disease, certain stomach ulcers and even cancer.