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.

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.