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Too many Thanksgiving leftovers?

Recently the team at Guiding Stars asked me if I had creative ways of managing Thanksgiving leftovers. Not surprisingly, I did! Here’s a sample of what I suggested…

Pack it to go. Ask everyone to bring a container with them that can be used to pack up a portion they want to enjoy again tomorrow. Take this one step further by providing reheating instructions (and possibly recipes)so they can enjoy the meal again!

Thank you but, no thank you. Thank your friend or family member for bringing their very delicious dish…and then politely ask them to take it home again if there are any leftovers.

Pot-luck Party. Host a “day after Thanksgiving” pot luck dinner! Invite friends over and ask them to bring their leftovers that would round out your meal.

Plan ahead. Depending on how many people you are serving, consider dividing portions so that they can be frozen easily or brought to a friend (dividing portions ahead of time makes them look less like “leftovers”).

Go mini! Small desserts are in…follow this trend with smaller pies and breads that are more likely to be finished. (Or can be easily passed on if they aren’t!)

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