Thanksgiving has come and gone, and hopefully there were plenty of leftovers in your fridge, after the meal was done. We always cook ample amounts of everything so we can continue to enjoy Thanksgiving for the following days. I have been tinkering with some different leftover recipes lately and so has Leanne! She came up with a way to use up any leftover mashed potatoes and/or cranberry sauce you might have on hand! This can totally work for any time of year too!
So, if you’re looking to use up those last Thanksgiving leftovers but sick of turkey, turkey, turkey? Try this new take on Thanksgiving leftovers that tastes light, fresh and delicious: Cranberry Glazed Salmon Cakes, with the help of some nifty Good Cook kitchen tools.
- 2-3 cups prepared mashed potatoes
- 1 cup canned pink salmon, drained
- ¼ cup jellied cranberry sauce
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2 cups spring mix lettuce
- 2 cups baby spinach
- ¼ chopped walnuts
- ¼ cup raisins
- Mix chilled mashed potatoes with salmon and form into 6 small patties. Cook on an electric skillet or frying pan lightly sprayed with olive oil on medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes per side.
- In a small bowl whisk olive oil and cranberry sauce together.
- Once salmon cake is browned on each side, remove from heat and glaze with cranberry dressing by lightly brushing it on top using the Good Cook Basting Brush #21999
- Serve with a side salad of baby spinach and spring mix topped walnuts and raisins and a light drizzle of the remaining cranberry dressing
Now that you have a great new recipe to help you use the last of your leftovers, the only things left over from Thanksgiving are the memories. For me it was a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with lots of family, good food, fun football and beautiful memories! One memorable thing was that I cooked a full turkey for the first time ever! The day after Thanksgiving, we had some of my husband’s family over for a turkey dinner, and I was in charge of the turkey! I am not going to lie, I was a bit nervous about being in charge of the main food event (I had warned everyone that if it didn’t work out, I would be having pizza delivered)! Luckily I had received one of Good Cook’s Roasting Pans, 15-1/2″ X 11-1/2″(#04048) and it made cooking a turkey so much easier than I thought it would be! I had considered using a disposable roasting pan, but I am really glad I decided to use the Good Cook roasting pan, as it was super sturdy and made taking the turkey in and out of the oven much easier then I think a foil pan would have been. It was also really easy to clean, and came out looking like new, after all was said and done.
I am glad that I experienced cooking my first turkey, and won’t be near as nervous if I need to do it again! I am glad that this Thanksgiving was memorable for all the right reasons (and not because it was the Thanksgiving that we got pizza delivered)! I hope this Thanksgiving was as memorable for you and your family!
Now go enjoy some leftovers! You can also follow @goodcookcom for more tasty recipes!
Leanne Cox is a guest writer for CleverHousewife.com. She is a stay-at-home mom to two kids, and a credentialed preschool teacher. Leanne teaches “mommy-and-me” and “preschool style” music & movement classes through her business “Little Stars Music & Movement Classes” . She is passionate about encouraging early childhood education through hands on learning and exploration