Tips for a Zero-Food-Waste Thanksgiving
If you’re anything like the average American who celebrates Thanksgiving, you’ll probably have leftovers this Friday. Some will disappear quickly, but if there’s enough of them, there’s a risk some may get pushed to the back of the fridge – only to emerge a week later and go into the trash (or hopefully, the compost pile?!). In the spirit of reducing waste this year, this list will help you use the most common Thanksgiving leftovers to the fullest, and help you throw away as little as possible.
2. Turkey – when you’ve used all the best pieces of leftover turkey for sandwiches you can turn the rest of that bird into a tasty turkey gumbo.
3. Potato water – Potato water’s the water that potatoes have been boiled in. Drain from potatoes and set aside to cool. Best when used warm! It can be used for potato bread or English muffins (great for turkey sandwiches!)
4. Cranberry sauce – try some cranberry oat muffins, or make into a vinaigrette by whisking in oil, red wine, balsamic vinegar, pepper, and/or other herbs or spices.
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