How to Transform Thanksgiving Leftovers and Our Favorite Holiday Flicks

How to Transform Thanksgiving Leftovers and Our Favorite Holiday Flicks

Posted by Swiss Diamond Chef Jen on 30th Nov 2020

Thanksgiving may look a little different this year, but some things will always stay the same…There are always too many leftovers! We make way too much food and can barely fit all the leftovers in the fridge. I have been searching for a way to change up leftovers and came across a few great ideas. 

Leftover stuffing waffles – a creative twist on a dish that you are guaranteed to have too much of. Pair with syrup or make it a heartier meal by pairing with poached eggs and bacon.

Leftover Turkey Pot Pie – I love this recipe because it uses up most of the vegetables I serve at thanksgiving, along with a good amount of turkey. Plus, its perfect for a chilly day as warm comfort food.

Cranberry Mules – Okay, we know this is not technically a leftover, but we can’t write this blog without mentioning our favorite holiday cocktail. A festive twist on an old classic, the cranberry juice in this mule adds the perfect amount of sweetness to the spiced rum.

One of my favorite parts of this Holiday is the traditions, and for my family that means watching the classic thanksgiving movies. We love A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving as many others do, but also enjoy these classic movies.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – Most have seen this movie, and it does not technically focus on thanksgiving, but it is magical storytelling and childhood connection make it a must watch during the holiday season.

Chicken Run – When I was younger this movie scared me a bit, but now I can appreciate its hilarity and beautiful visuals. This film is stop motion, something that is not as common these days.

Any Hallmark Christmas movie – These movies all have predictable plot lines, but we can’t stop watching them! Perfect for an after-dinner movie with a cup of decadent hot chocolate. I love making hot chocolate by melting cocoa powder and mixing with almond milk in my 3.7 Qt Saucepan. It is just as good as using regular mix and is a lot healthier!

As this holiday season comes to an end, we begin preparing for the next one. We will spend our weekend pulling the Christmas decorations out of storage. My favorite part is hanging up all the homemade ornaments. Does your family have any holiday traditions? Let us know in the comments below! Swiss Diamond wishes everyone a happy and healthy holiday season.