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The Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Plan

I plan Thanksgiving dinner around the leftovers. As I mentioned before, I’m really doing my best to not ruin Thanksgiving this year. Whether it’s a success or not, will probably come down to how much wine we have at the table. Realistically, it should just be an easy dinner with my folks and wife – what I’m really concerned about is the post-Thanksgiving leftovers. I doubt I’m alone here, but I prefer the leftovers-experience to the actual sit down dinner. I’m the same with cold-pizza. Since I’m in charge of the meal, that means I’m leader of the leftovers. Here’s the attack plan I’ve got setup to make the most out of the week long feast I’m planning*. Sandwich central When I’m carving the turkey, I lay out three different piles: light meat for the table, dark meat for the table and light/dark meat for sandwiches. With a big enough bird you can have choice meat for your late night snacking and week-after-Thanksgiving sandwiches laid out with proper meat proportions. You don’t want to be stuck on Tuesday at noon with white meat only. Don’t let it

How To Make Thanksgiving Dinner On A Budget

Cooking for a group is a great part of the holidays. Whether it’s family, friends or in-laws (and yes, that can be three different groups), preparing a holiday meal is a really satisfying feeling – but it definitely doesn’t need to be expensive. Grab a notepad and apron, and lets get in touch with your inner-Martha. It’s time to plan now for a Thanksgiving dinner later. We’ve talked about this before, but a little planning goes a long way when you’re doing anything that involves money. Setting out a plan for your meal, knowing how many guests will be present, and setting a budget are all equally important for making the meal a success for your taste buds, table and pocket book. The Menu & Budget It doesn’t matter if you’re doing a traditional turkey, trying a holiday lasagna or chicken dumplings – figure out the meal and the number of guests as far in advance as possible. If you realize now that you’re cooking a meal for 8 people and it’ll cost around $50, don’t wait to start shopping. Add a few extra (non-perishable) holiday ingredients to your regular shopping and