Make Pizza

THEORY: SKIP LEAFY GREENS, OPT FOR GREEN BEANS
No need to head to the store for a clamshell of arugula or spring mix—just grab a handful of leftover sautéed green beans for crunch, color, and the ability to feel a bit better about eating three of these things.

Lamp Roast

THEORY: THE MASHED POTATOES MUST BE SMOOTH
If you’re staring down the barrel of a bowl of sad, lumpy mashed potatoes it might already be too late. I say might because you may be able to save them: Try passing those less-than-ideal spuds through a potato ricer to smooth out the chunky bits.

Prawn

Thanksgiving Day is great and all, don’t get me wrong.

But I spend most of the meal looking forward to something that happens 6-24 hours later. An event so joyous that members of my family have battled over both who takes the lead on it and when, exactly, it happens for generations.

Crossant

COVER AND ROAST
Puree extra baked potatoes, leftover roasted root vegetables, or I don’t know, actual mashed potatoes, into a creamy topping. Smooth over the filling, then added a sprinkling of cheese. Bake until golden brown on top, around 30 minutes.

Chicken Roasted Meat

My family always ate a very traditional meal on Thanksgiving: mashed potatoes with gravy, green been casserole, roasted sweet potatoes studded with marshmallows. So like the good little rebel I was, for one of my first holiday meals outside the family, I decided to forgo the classics.