Thanksgiving leftovers are as much a part of the holiday as the feast itself. But turkey sandwiches can get old fast, so do some planning. Adding a few extra ingredients to the Thanksgiving shopping list will give the turkey, sides, and sauces fresh new, personas the day after—and the next. By setting aside pristine (rather than picked over) amounts of food for the downstream recipes before sending everything out to the Thanksgiving table, there's no worry about having what's needed to put together these dishes. Try a couple of these recipes, sprinkle in your own favorite leftover Thanksgiving recipes, and no one will guess they're leftovers.
Mexican Turkey Stew from Leftover Turkey
While usually an ingredient in moles, roasted pumpkinseed kernels add another layer of nutty flavor to this posole-style broth. Look for them in specialty markets and health-food stores. Substitute ancho chile powder if guajillo is unavailable.