What do you do after eating the same foods over, and over, and over and OVER again? You start feeling sick, that’s what you do. But with a fridge full of leftovers, I hate to waste any of it. Instead of throwing it away, I had to great creative.
I admit, we really didn’t end up with too many Thanksgiving dinner leftovers. Probably the least amount compared to any other Thanksgiving in my memory. I tried to plan it this way and not go overboard with the side dishes. After splitting the leftovers with my family who took some back home with them, we mostly had some turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing.
I love lean protein like turkey, but it can definitely get old. So, for yet another lunch filled with leftovers, I put a spin on the dish that made it taste completely different. The tastes of Thanksgiving were nowhere to be found.
This BBQ pulled turkey slider saved me from the point of Thanksgiving leftover insanity. Just when I thought I couldn’t eat leftovers for another meal, the sandwich turned things around.
Need a way to use up the mashed potatoes? Potato pancakes! I didn’t get a picture after making them for dinner last night, but just imagine thick, brown and crispy potato cakes topped with cheese. It really doesn’t get much simpler. I topped mine with ketchup too.
One last thing before I go: Our Christmas tree!!! I cannot tell you how excited I am about my first ever REAL tree. I am so in love with it!
Have you started decorating for the holidays yet?
BBQ Pulled Turkey Sliders
Makes 1-2 servings
4 small rolls
1 cup turkey, cooked and shredded
1/4-1/3 cup barbecue sauce
1. If not already done, slice rolls in half. Quickly heat in microwave for about 5-10 seconds.
2. Heat turkey in a microwave-safe bowl for 20-30 seconds.
3. In a medium bowl, add shredded turkey and barbecue sauce. Mix with fork or spoon until well combined.
4. Place about 1/4 cup shredded turkey mixture on bottom half of each roll. Top with other half and lightly press down.