Leftover time! For all the leftovers people might have sitting around, I've gathered together a few recipes: two that might use up two leftovers at once and one that's just.... odd.
Are you the type of person who makes oyster-filled stuffing? Buy more oysters than you needed? The New England Cookbook (Melanie de Proft, 1956) has this recommendation:
If you do have leftover vegetables of the sweet potato variety, 250 Ways of Serving Potatoes (Ruth Berolzheimer, 1941) suggests this:
Mash those sweet potatoes up with egg, put them in cups, fill with turkey, onion, and gravy, and bake them into individual, bright-orange casseroles. Maybe a hit for the sweet-and-savory crowd?
These two sound reasonable enough, so I'll leave you with a weird little recipe for leftover turkey from 1974's Favorite American Recipes: A Collection of Classics from Around the Country (Department of Agriculture):
Plunk your leftover turkey in a quart of cream-of-wheat with a little bit of seasoning. Then chill, slice, and fry! I know, in principle it's not that different from fried mush (and it sounds better than traditional scrapple-- hog offal in cornmeal mush), but the thought of farina congealed with a mix of turkey, sage, and chili powder, then fried, makes me wonder if we should take grandma to the neurologist because she is getting some weird ideas....
But then again, I do like to mix leftover dressing into scrambled eggs if I get the chance, so maybe I don't have too much room to talk! Enjoy your weekend of leftovers.