I’m always looking for a new and unique way to use leftovers, especially from holiday meals. We seem to have extras of everything in the fridge, so I find it very exciting when a new idea comes around. This recipe idea was one that my husband found and it really looked fun. A new way to use my waffle maker other than just making waffles? I’m IN!
I started by making the turkey gravy that would go on top of our dinner. Basically, I reheated the leftover gravy from Thanksgiving and, using James River Cellars Reserve Chardonnay, flour, and chicken stock, I thinned the gravy out to make more and then added chunks of leftover turkey. Once this was done, I turned my attention to making the waffles.
I preheated my waffle iron and then sprayed it with cooking spray before starting. Using a large cookie/muffin scoop, I put one scoop of cooked stuffing into the center of each quarter of the waffle iron and let it all cook for 7-10 minutes. Seriously, it was that simple. I didn’t add anything to the stuffing… it was already moist enough that it toasted up nicely in a short amount of time. When the waffle was crispy, I turned it onto a plate, topped it with turkey gravy and added a side of homemade cranberry sauce. It was a really delicious way to enjoy our favorite parts of Thanksgiving in a new and tasty way.
I hope you’ll try this way of making your leftovers into something different instead of just reheating the same meal for a few days in a row. As yummy as that is, having a new and unique meal that incorporates your leftovers can be really fun. Honest!
Wishing you a wonderful holiday season with lots of leftovers…
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