Wrapping up Thanksgiving: How to Bring Your Leftovers to the Crag

If you’re like me, your mom decided, thanksgiving_coffeetape_climb3once again, to make enough stuffing “to have leftovers” and sent two pounds home with you, along with half the turkey, green bean casserole, and half a can of cranberry sauce. It’s hard enough to get motivated for your fifth night of Thanksgiving turkey, but how can you eat mashed potatoes with gravy and green bean casserole on the pitch-four belay ledge? Here is a guide help make leftover turkey and sweet potatoes more palatable and packable for the crag.

TURKEY SMORGASBORD WRAP: All your Thanksgiving leftovers in one convent package

thanksgiving_coffeetape_climb5INGREDIENTS:
1 large whole-wheat wrap
2 slices turkey
2 scoops green bean casserole, drained*
2 scoops baked sweet potato, mashed potato, or stuffing
2 slices jellied cranberry sauce
*Be sure to drain off most of the cream of mushroom soup to avoid the wrap leaking into your backpack.

DIRECTIONS:
Place desired amounts of your favorite, or most abundant, of the above leftovers—or others you find in the fridge—into wrap, fold wrap, and enjoy immediately or pack for later enjoyment.

LEFTOVER VEGGIE DELIGHT WRAP: For vegetarians, veggie lovers and those looking to get rid of soggy green bean casserole

INGREDIENTS:
thanksgiving_coffeetape21 large whole-wheat wrap
2 scoops green bean casserole, drained*
2 scoops baked sweet potato
1 large cooked carrot (or the equivalent in cooked pieces)
2 slices jellied cranberry sauce
Optional: fresh lettuce or spinach to add some crunch; two slices sharp cheddar cheese for added protein and flavor
*Be sure to drain off most of the cream of mushroom soup to avoid the wrap leaking into your backpack.

DIRECTIONS:
Place desired amounts of your favorite, or most abundant, of the above leftovers—or others you find in the fridge—into wrap, fold wrap, and enjoy immediately or pack for enjoyment later.

SWEET WRAPS: Pie is a lunch food

thanksgiving_coffeetape1APPLE EDITION INGREDIENTS:
1 whole-wheat wrap
1 slice apple pie
1 oz sharp cheddar cheese, sliced
Optional: ¼ cup walnuts

PUMKIN EDITION INGREDIENTS:
1 whole-wheat wrap
1 slice pumpkin pie
¼ cup pecans
Optional: Substitute or add sweet potato casserole for/to pumpkin pie

DIRECTIONS:
Place pie and nuts/cheese in wrap, fold, and enjoy now or pack for enjoyment later.

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We had plenty of leftovers from my Thanksgiving.

Originally published November 30, 2015, on coffeetapeibuprofenclimb.blogspot.com. 

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