This time of year, there is always a barrage of articles and blog posts telling all us poor, clueless, overfed North Americans what to do with our Thanksgiving leftovers. The titles are generally pretty straightforward, such as How To Use Up Thanksgiving Leftovers, though every now and then someone has a burst of creative brilliance and adds an exclamation point and number a lá 37 Ways To Use Up Thanksgiving Leftovers!
And I’m left sitting there scratching my head because, Really? Thanksgiving leftovers are a PROBLEM? Whatever happened to just EATING them?
However, because everyone seems to think that a glut of turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce pose unimaginable culinary hardships and I don’t, I’m going to assume that my hassle-free, shockingly simple method truly is unique and you all are dying to know about it.
How to Use Up Thanksgiving Leftovers in 10 Easy Steps
1. Open the refrigerator.
2. Select what you want to eat. (If the options are overwhelming, just grab three things. Chances are, they’ll taste real good together.)
3. Spoon the desired portions onto a plate.
4. Put the plate in the microwave and zap until the food is hot.
5. Get a fork.
6. Put food on fork.
7. Put fork in mouth.
8. Remove fork from mouth.
9. Chew food.