At the end of each holiday, there’s a brief window of time where the only thing you and your family eat are leftovers. You’ve just returned from a big ol’ barbecue filled with good friends and good food. Inevitably, there’s a little too much food to go around, and suddenly, you’re stuck with an entire extra tray of kabobs, half of a large bowl of macaroni salad, and a dozen brownies too many.
While you may have resigned yourself to leftovers from here to eternity, you can still find ways to shake up lunch and dinner. Why eat the same thing every night when you can reuse those basic ingredients and get something entirely different? You’ll use up the food before it goes bad and get to mix things up at the dinner table. Win-win!
Check out some of our favorite holiday leftover recipes!