The day after Thanksgiving is never easy. We’ve got pounds of leftover everything and know that we’ll be eating turkey and mashed potatoes for at least a week or two. We’re exhausted from the weeks of preparation and execution and the last thing we want to do is think about breakfast. I mean, the tryptophan has barely had time to wear off. Luckily, we have easy recipes which dads can do to make breakfast great and take out a few leftovers. Plus, these are easy meals for kids.
Turkey Breakfast Biscuits
We all have left over rolls and biscuits after Thanksgiving. Take some of them and spread a layer of cranberry sauce on the bottom, top it with mashed potatoes and some turkey. Fry up an egg and put it on top of that. Add a layer of cheese, if you want, and top it with the other half of the biscuit. Voila, a biscuit fit for a king and your fridge got a little lighter of leftovers.
Mashed Potato Pancakes
Growing up, my mom used to make potato pancakes all the time. She just took some of the mashed potatoes left over from the night before and fried it up in pan like you would pancake batter. Just put a dollop of butter in the pan to keep it from sticking. She flipped it over after about a minute and the potato pancakes were done. If you want to thin the potatoes out a bit, then add an egg for fluffiness or a little flour to make it thicker. Top with butter and syrup.
I’m a big fan of omelets. They’re easy, tasty and are basically mini breakfast casseroles. Instead of filling the omelets with staples like sausage, fill it with turkey. Add a little mashed potatoes to it, maybe some stuffing and butter some rolls instead of toast. Just make it how you would a regular omelet, but using Thanksgiving leftovers. These are definitely easy family meals.
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