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Whew!  Our family made it-how about yours?  Through with any leftovers?  Did anyone get to use any of the handy and creative ideas-as few as there were?

For us, there weren’t many leftovers-we did go to my sister’s home, so packets were dispersed amongst the 4 families that wanted something to take home.  My parents and my sister’s mother-in-law declined to partake of the huge amount of food.  Our brother-in-law’s brother and wife only wanted to take home what was left of their salad and some pie.  So, that left my sister’s family, us and our daughter’s home.

Since my daughter and son-in-law are on the tightest budget of all of us, we sent the bulk of it home with her-turkey, ham, 2 types of stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and some dessert.

We took home some of the stuffings, sweet potato casserole and my mashed potatoes, my son asked for enough ham to carry him through the next 4 days of work lunches.

I had hoped to not have to cook the next night, but alas, I had to make 2/3’s of a meal.  

Now I guess I’ll have to start thinking about making potato latkes and applesauce before we leave for Phoenix next month.

Cheers!



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      Cindylouwho1966 wrote Nov 30, 2008
    • Oh.my.word. I loooooove sweet potatoes! Annie, you‘re killing me here!



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      Denise Alleyne-Hill wrote Nov 30, 2008
    • annie..you still had sweet potatoes leftover?...They‘re the first thing done in my house...I’m feening for some right now...



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      Daphne wrote Nov 30, 2008
    • I made too much food this year...but over the weekend we’ve managed to kill the potatoes and gravy, most of the dark meat, and the veggies.  We still have a TON Of stuffing and white meat.  I think i’ll be making some gravy and it’s hot turkey sandwiches one night soon...for everyone else.  I’m back at my Lean Cuisines after indulging a little on Thanksgiving.

      Thankfully, there was no orange leftovers...because there was no orange food offered on my Thanksgiving table! LOL



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      Daphne wrote Nov 30, 2008
    • I made too much food this year...but over the weekend we’ve managed to kill the potatoes and gravy, most of the dark meat, and the veggies.  We still have a TON Of stuffing and white meat.  I think i’ll be making some gravy and it’s hot turkey sandwiches one night soon...for everyone else.  I’m back at my Lean Cuisines after indulging a little on Thanksgiving.

      Thankfully, there was no orange leftovers...because there was no orange food offered on my Thanksgiving table! LOL



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      Leeann wrote Nov 30, 2008
    • I am making turkey salad . Annie that bread sounds good .



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      Mary Clark wrote Nov 30, 2008
    • We are just about done.  I still have sweet potato casserole, but I’m the only one at home that eats it.  Unfortunately I’m going to be throwing the rest away.  

      We think that is what made my entire extended family (my sisters and their families) sick two Thanksgivings ago.  We all got salmonella food poisoning and many of us had to go to the hospital.  One of my sisters ended up in ICU and almost died from it.  My niece and her 6 month old baby and 2 year old ended up in the hospital and the rest of us had to go and get fluids and put on Cipro.  I was out of work for a week.  It was awful.  We were the talk of University Hosptial to say the least. It was about 25 of us that got sick.  Sooooo.....we‘re not positive it was the sweet potatoes....but I’m not taking any chances.



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      Denise Alleyne-Hill wrote Nov 30, 2008
    • annie..I’ll be over next year to help you eat them up...yummmmm...lol



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      Carine Nadel wrote Nov 30, 2008
    • Oh my, what an experience for the sweet potato lovers!

      I make a mean sweet potato banana bread-perfect for leftover spuds and over-ripe bananas, I’m pretty sure I’ve put the recipe on here before, but I will run it again for the holidays!

      As for sweet potato pancakes-yes these are terrific.  You must be very careful because of the high sugar content though.

      Pretty much, they can be made the same as regular latkes, just leave out the onion!  a bit of green onion would be nice.  Or let them take on their natural sweetness and use a bit of cinnamon, ginger or pie spice.



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      Dana Hall wrote Dec 2, 2008
    • You‘re all making me hungry!
      Sweet potato bread sounds wonderful. And, sweet potato with banana... all I can say is YUM!

      My Aunt, who has passed away made the most wonderful sweet potato dish. It had nuts and cinnamon and almost tasted like pecan pie. It was SO delicious. Ok, I will have to find the recipe! Does anyone make something like this?



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      Carine Nadel wrote Dec 3, 2008
    • I have heard about a sweet potato pecan pie-yummy!  Pecans, sweet potatoes, what could possibly taste bad?



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