Won Ton and Leftovers = Amazing Appetizers

I am one of those people that has a terrible fear when I entertain.  I have had this fear for a very long time.  Probably since the first time I invited friends over when I was first out of college.  That fear is, that I am going to run out of food.  I have this tendency to cook so much food that I always wind up with a ton of leftovers.

I love having leftovers but find that they lose their oomph if they are just reheated in the microwave and served.  I love reinventing leftovers into A New Masterpiece.  It is easy, fun and gets my creative culinary juices flowing!

When I opened my fridge on the day after Christmas, it was overflowing with leftovers.  We had Pork, Grouper, Shrimp Bisque, Spinach, Broccoli, Mashed Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes and Gravy.  Honestly, I could have entertained all over again.

We decided it would be a perfect night to have fun appetizers for dinner.

I love using Won Ton Wraps to create fun appetizers and now I had the perfect fillings already in my fridge.

Here is our fun Finger Food Menu:

Pork, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy Cups

Grouper, Sweet Potatoes and Shrimp Bisque Cups

Spinach and Feta Cheese Cups

Broccoli  Cheddar Cheese Cups

 

 

It is so easy to make.  You just use small cupcake pans and insert the Won Ton Wraps in each slot, then fill with your favorite filling and Viola…. you will have Apps that Rock!

Reinventing Thanksgiving Leftovers into a Casserole #SundaySupper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was truly a Special Thanksgiving.

I am thankful that Alexandra came home from College, we spent the day with amazing friends, my parents are both still here to share Holidays with us…. and my kids begged me to go shopping with them on Black Friday.

We got up at 3:30 am, hit the first store by 4:00 and were sitting down at our favorite Diner having breakfast by 7:30 am.  We had an absolute blast and I felt so blessed to have such an awesome morning with my kids.

Our Thanksgiving Table was filled with amazing food!  There was no way we could eat it all.  Although we have picked at our leftovers all weekend, we still have a ton.  We have a tradition that we reinvent our Thanksgiving leftovers into a casserole every year.  I don’t know what my kids like more, the Thanksgiving Meal or the Reinvented Leftovers! It is delish, lots of fun, and so easy! You must try it!

Leftovers needed:

  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Turkey, shredded
  • Gravy
  • Corn or Broccoli (I usually make one of each)
  • Stuffing

In a 9 x 11 casserole dish, layer each ingredient.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 mins. or until Stuffing is crispy (the best part.)

It doesn’t get any easier than this!

Kid Ratings: Alexandra 9, Ronnie 9.5, Reis 10, Riley 10 (corn only)