Ledes from the Land of Enchantment

The Albuquerque chef offers tips on how to process Thanksgiving leftovers

Wilson has prepared a variety of dishes for her catering company, with an audience at home ready to try and enjoy their creations.

“I have a family of all the boys, husband, and I wanted to keep them at home,” said Wilson, “so Sunday meals have always been and still are very important.”

What ideas does Wilson have for using Thanksgiving leftovers?

“There are a lot of different ideas out there,” said Wilson. “You have to be ready to step out of the box.”

Out of the box and into an spring roll – Wilson suggests adding some of your favorite leftovers to an spring roll, or even making a soup out of the turkey and side dishes.

“Turkey soup is always good instead of making chicken noodle soup,” said Wilson. She also suggested turkey pot cake as an idea.

“Other than a turkey, we put our vegetables in there, so if you have broccoli left over, you can use broccoli,” said Wilson. “It doesn’t always have to be peas and carrots.”

If you love breakfast and sandwiches, get the best of both worlds.

“These are thick, homemade Belgian waffles,” said Wilson, “and this is how one is layered with tender turkey, smothered sauce, and potatoes.”

The bottom line is, you can create your own rules as you recreate leftovers and create a new vacation tradition with friends and family.

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