Think about Thanksgiving dinner, the turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, potatoes, squash, pumpkin, the list goes on. To be honest, one of the best parts of Thanksgiving is knowing that you will have days’ worth of leftovers waiting for you in the fridge; sandwiches or just reheated, it doesn’t even matter. Yum!
But how about a spin on your leftovers? I’m taking the American chicken and waffles and turning it into a Thanksgiving feast take two!
The only prep required is the waffles (unless you have those for Thanksgiving too – not judging). A simple Belgian waffle recipe is so simple.
Ingredients: 1 cup flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, ¼ teaspoon salt, 2 large eggs (separated), 1 tablespoon sugar, ¼ teaspoon vanilla, 2 tablespoon butter (or margarine), 1 cup milk, 1/8 cup canola oil
Separate the eggs, sift together dry ingredients in a separate bowl, whisk in the milk, butter, oil, vanilla, and sugar with the yolks, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks, and then combine all ingredients except the whites. Make sure there are no clumps before you softly fold in the egg whites. In the waffle iron, it only takes 2-4 minutes to cook and we made three big, round waffles. There you’ve got your base.
Not that it needs much explaining, but the idea just came to me and I’m still drooling over the yumminess. Basically all that is left is piling on the heaps of leftovers still left in your fridge.
I made a nice pile of turkey and stuffing which was then slathered with cranberry sauce. If you still think the idea is weird, think about the fact that the cranberry sauce is essentially a fruit compote. Adding in the turkey and stuffing is just like adding on some bacon and tots (except not at all, this is wayy better :P).
But yes, bringing together some fun leftovers into a dinner that looks like anything but was the perfect way for us to get an awesome meal in and use up some of those leftovers.