Can you believe that Thanksgiving is one of the only holiday’s I don’t cook on!? I can’t believe I’m going to admit this. Yes, I’ve never cooked a turkey before. There I said it. Why would I mess with tradition, my aunt makes a fantastic turkey every year. One of these years I’m going to go to my aunts and watch exactly what she does to make it so perfect.
The reason why the theme this weekend for Sunday Supper hits so close to home for me is because for years my family used to go to dinner that weekend to all get together. We all spend time with other sides of the family on the actual holiday so this was always our way of getting together around the table to catch up and share some laughs. Over the last few years my cousins and I all started having children. Times got tougher financially so last year we started a new tradition. My husband, myself and my mother welcome the family to our house for Thanksgiving Leftovers. The kids get to be together, I still get to cook, we laugh, we drink and we eat! I’m so happy that the Sunday Supper family is getting together a week early so I can have a few new items on my menu this year! Thank you Jennie from The Messy Baker, for hosting this fantastic dinner today!
I had something in mind when I made my dish because anyone that has children probably has suffered through the “picky” stage of eating. I’m a foodie and my children hate food. It saddens me. Every night I make a nice homemade dish from scratch, put my heart and soul into it by making it as healthy as possible and night after night, neither of my kids eat it. Of course I know this is a stage, I know they would devour a blue box of mac and cheese. I have to see past my hurt feelings of food rejection and see that there is more to it than my kids just not eating my cooking. It’s about them not getting the nutrients that their little growing bodies need. Now I’ll share my secret with you! I sneak veggie into everything! EVERYTHING. I tried this originally in meat, meatloaf, pasta dishes etc, however my oldest was way too wise and picked out the little itty bitty vegetable I snuck in there. Well now I’m wise to her. I puree veggies into sauces! Pasta sauces for pasta dishes, sweet potato into mac and cheese, and now this great creation that she ate every drop of (even if I did promise a snack). My son, well he’s young and literally scooped it with his hands and fed his face.
- 2 cups of cooked mashed potatoes
- 1 head of cauliflower, chopped, florets only
- 1 cup of Water
- ½ cup of grated parmesan cheese
- 2 tbsp of butter
- ¼ cup of milk
- chopped parsley or chives (optional)
- Boil the cauliflower florets in water until throughly cooked. It needs to be as soft as possible.
- Meanwhile add the milk and butter to the mashed potatoes and microwave for a few minutes.
- Mash the cauliflower using a hand masher and add it to the mashed potatoes. Add half of the parmesan cheese and mix together.
- Sprinkle with the remaining parmesan cheese and sprinkle with parsley. If you have picky kids like me don't add the parsley!
Don’t let me stop you…..keep on scrolling to see some more Thanksgiving Leftover recipes. Don’t let that holiday meal you worked so hard on go to waste, let the #SundaySupper family inspire you to make some great dishes for the next few weeks!
- Cranberry Sauce Muffins by The Foodie Army Wife
- Cranberry Sauce’d Cornbread Muffins by Rhubarb and Honey
- Leftover Stuffing Breakfast Strata by Ruffles & Truffles
- Sweet Potato Casserole Muffins by Magnolia Days
- Turkey & Chorizo Breakfast Hash by Brunch with Joy
- Creamy Gochujang Peanut Pasta Salad by Wallflour Girl
- Creamy Sweet Potato Soup by Take A Bite Out of Boca
- Creamy Turkey Orzo Risotto by Family Foodie
- Herbed Turkey over Cornbread Waffles with Cranberry Sauce by girlichef
- Leftover Pie by Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- Leftover Thanksgiving Pizza by Meal Diva
- Moroccan Turkey Stew by What Smells So Good?
- Peruvian Cilantro and Turkey Soup by The Little Ferraro Kitchen
- Stuffing Hash by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
- Thanksgiving Leftover Waffles by Foxes Love Lemons
- Turkey and Butternut Squash Stew by Cooking Chat
- Turkey & Caramelized Onion Risotto by kimchi MOM
- Turkey and Stuffing Crepes by Peaceful Cooking
- Turkey Croquettes by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Turkey Enchilada Pasta Bake by Curious Cuisiniere
- Turkey Kreplach Soup by Panning the Globe
- Turkey with Mustard Mascarpone Marsala Sauce by Casa de Crews
- Cheesy Jalapeño Potato Cakes by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Cheesy Mashed Potato Croquettes by Noshing with the Nolands
- Cranberry Balsamic Glazed Cauliflower Wings by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Italian Mashed Potato Pancakes by The Weekend Gourmet
- Parmesan Mashed Cauliflower & Potato by Momma’s Meals
- Whipped Carrots with Sriracha Butter by Healthy Delicious
- Apple Pecan Chicken (or Turkey!) Salad by NeighborFood
- Cranberry and Turkey Sandwiches by The Redhead Baker
- Monte Cristo Sandwich by Nik Snacks
- Sprouted Grain Turkey, Cranberry & Brie Panini by Amee’s Savory Dish
- Turkey Cranberry Flatbread by Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Turkey Hot Brown by The Life and Loves of Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Condiments & Sauces:
- Cranberry Vinaigrette by Nosh My Way
- DIY Yellow Mustard by The Texan New Yorker
- Leftover White Wine Syrup by Food Lust People Love
- Banana Cheesecake with Pecan Graham Cracker Crust by Desserts Required
- Cranberry Cream Cheese Bars by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Gluten Free Lemon Drizzle Cake by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Spiced Cranberry Sauce Buckle by The Wimpy Vegetarian
Cocktails & Drinks:
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