We cooked a turkey, made stuffing, roasted potatoes, had a guest over for dinner, and still have lots of leftovers. I love that, don't get me wrong. It's just that we ate dinner with my husband's family one night this week, enjoyed our Charcuterie one night, and tonight ate leftovers from our second son's birthday party today at Chuck E Cheese. So what to do? I won't willingly throw out food, but I won't eat leftovers more than a few days old either. My husband's a bit more leery than I am about just how long food is good in the fridge, so rather than argue about it I just don't leave it in the fridge.
I found this terrific article on freezing common foods we make during special holidays. I am so glad to read I can freeze stuffing. I have big plans for it- some sort of savoury bread pudding, and a layered casserole, I think. It looks like roasted potatoes don't thaw and reheat well, though, so it looks like that will need to be used up at lunchtime tomorrow.
What plans do you have for your leftovers?
We had a friend over for Easter dinner last night. I didn't add enough colour to our meal, but other than that we enjoyed it. We had roasted potatoes, both regular and sweet. We also ate steamed peas, slow-cooker stuffing, and turkey, and gravy.
One thing I won't do again, though, is buy a butter-basted turkey. There was way too much fat in the pan and in the bird itself. I literally scooped a cup of fat off the top of the gravy, but there was still more I couldn't get out until it cooled and solidified. I used many sheets of paper towel to remove fat as I was slicing up the turkey, as well.
What do you serve for your typical Easter dinner?