Creative Ways to Use Thanksgiving Dinner Leftovers

Turkey or Chicken Leftover Sandwich with stuffing and cranberry sauce. Freshly made from Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey leftovers on crusty wholemeal bread.

By Wanda Lopez, My Sweet Zepol  

The holidays are meant to be spent surrounded by family, friends, laughter, gifts, traditions and lots of food. Whether you are gathering this year or not,  food is always a big part of the holidays. From turkey, to ham, to a vegetarian main dish to pot roast – food is everywhere during this time of the year. Now, what to do with all the Thanksgiving dinner leftovers? Today , we’ll be talking about creative ways to use your Thanksgiving leftovers.   

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Easy Ideas for the Best Make Ahead Thanksgiving Appetizers

By Sharon MacGregor, Fed Well

Celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday may look a little different this year and keeping your appetizers light, simple, and easy to make ahead has never been more important. These three customizable techniques instead of recipes can be personalized to suit the tastes of your friends and family, are light and easy to make look gorgeous on the table in a few minutes and can be brought along if you are able to visit someone you love. And, as a bonus, cooking is minimal.

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Cute & Easy Turkey Craft Ideas for Kids (Thanksgiving 2020 Guide with Steps)

By Drisana Wallace of Modern Cali Mom

I’m in shock that Thanksgiving is a couple days away. Where did this year go? My goal for the holidays this year has really been to emphasize on making memories especially since things will be so different given social distancing orders. We are spending more time at home, so why not create special memories with my family and start new traditions. I went all out for Halloween and Thanksgiving will be no different. Something about crafting as a family that brings everyone so much joy. The kids have looked forward to it so much and that makes my mama heart so happy. Below are some ideas for Turkey Crafts for kids to try out this Thanksgiving at home with your family.  

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Fun Crafts with Kids- Six Ways to Make Paper Plate Turkeys for Thanksgiving

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By Stephanie Jarrett, Everything Arlington, TX!

The hands-down cutest craft to make with kids this time of year is a paper plate turkey.  I remember making handprint turkeys as a young kid with my grandma every year by tracing my hand on a piece of construction paper and cutting it out, then coloring each of my fingers a different color because they acted as the turkey’s feathers. We would decorate my thumb as if it were the turkey’s head, complete with an eye and a wattle (yep, that’s the red hang-y skin at the turkey’s neck). We would make a hand-print turkey every year and write my name and the year on the palm of my hand. 

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Supplies Needed for Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids 

paper craft for kids. DIY Turkey made for thanksgiving day. create art for children. girl playing with a toy.

By Wanda Lopez, My Sweet Zepol

Kids of all ages love crafts and getting their hands dirty with paint. This year you may find yourself at home with your kids with no-one else to entertain them during the holidays. Today, we will share some supplies needed for Thanksgiving  crafts for kids as well as ideas of projects you can make at home. We are going to keep it simple, so start thinking about things you have right at home that you may be able to use for some fun projects.   

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Easy & Unique Thanksgiving Craft Ideas for Kids & Pre-schoolers

Crafts with the child for thanksgiving with natural materials: fir cone, feathers, felt. Place for text.

By Drisana Wallace of Modern Cali Mom

This year has definitely changed what fun activities we are able to do with our immediate families. With social distancing I have planned more DIY ideas with my children in order to make up for the change for not being able to see their family and friends. We love crafting, so why not really focus on working on crafts this holiday season as a family and in turn hopefully to start some new traditions. With Thanksgiving quickly approaching I wanted to start working on DIY Ideas for Thanksgiving Crafts for kids. Read along as I show you how to create three simple and fun crafts that you can do with your kids at home.  

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Easy And Delicious Side Dish Ideas For a Low Stress Thanksgiving Dinner

Roasted turkey garnished with cranberries on a rustic style table decorated with pumpkins, gourds, asparagus, brussel sprouts, baked vegetables, pie, flowers, and candles.

By Michelle Stansbury, Eat, Drink, Be San Diego

I love entertaining. Hosting parties is so fun for me that I spend weeks, or even months, coming up with dozens of delightful ideas to make the event special. After my fair share of incredible parties, I realized that what made an event a true success was enjoying it. And there is no better event to remember that than Thanksgiving! Your guests will appreciate a low stress dinner just as much as you do, putting the focus away from perfection and back onto spending time together. 

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Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes for a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

Home Style corn bread being served from a cast-iron skillet.

Thanksgiving is on its way. That means turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and pumpkin pie. That means if you have Celiac disease, you cannot eat anything on Thanksgiving, right? Not so! Just because you have to eat a gluten-free diet does not mean you have to starve while the rest of your family indulges right in front of you. There are plenty of Thanksgiving side dishes and desserts that are easy to make gluten-free. 

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Four Thanksgiving Menu Ideas For Thanksgiving Dinner 2020 + Grilled Pumpkin Pie Recipe

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Your Thanksgiving dinner might look a little different this year, as some family members might opt to stay home and social distance. A smaller Thanksgiving dinner can mean rethinking your menu and recipes, giving you an opportunity to try out new ideas and recipes. Or, you might be opting to cook your first Thanksgiving dinner for your family and hosting your first potluck Friendsgiving. Break tradition and go for dishes that lend themselves to an intimate Thanksgiving holiday, giving you more time to spend with your loved ones and more options to flex your culinary muscles with a break from the typical Thanksgiving dinner.

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