I think the one of the top leftovers after a holiday meal, especially Thanksgiving is Mashed Potatoes. While they are not good cold like many other leftovers, they are tricky to warm back up to the correct consistency.
Well after 3 days of eating leftovers in sandwiches, I could not bare to throw out the mashed potatoes. I thought of making a shepards pie but did not have all the ingredients. I had already bought tuna steaks for dinner so I thought I would spice up the potatoes into Wasabi potatoes.
The recipe really depends on how much of the potatoes you have left over. I used this FOOD NETWORK recipe as a basis, obviously only following the seasonings suggestions. Start slow you can always add more wasabi powder but challenging to take away.
Extra Cranberry Sauce, try this recipe for pork chops.
To warm them back up, I used the microwave and added some extra water until they came back to a creamy consistency.
The kids even ate them as they were not too spicy.
Here is a salad we made for Thanksgiving. I am not sure where my mother found the recipe but it has been traditional at our holiday meals. I remade it for dinner since I had left over dressing. You can make the dressing days in advance.
Be sure to toast the almonds for an extra level of flavor.
Cumin and fruit salad
11 oz Mandarin Oranges
1 cup sliced grapes
1/2 cup slivered and toasted almonds
1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup white wine vinegar
1 glove of garlic, minced
2 Tbsp packed brown sugar
2 tbsp Diced chives
1 tbsp Curry Powder
1 tsp Soy Sauce