We love Thanksgiving leftovers! So today, we’re digging into our refrigerators and opening all those storage containers and aluminum foil wraps. We don’t want that cold turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie, or anything else to go to waste. So, we’ve developed easy #recipe ideas to transform yesterday’s dishes into completely new creations. Lifeway Farmer Cheese is the secret ingredient. Sweet or savory, spicy or mild, this versatile cheese flawlessly adapts to different flavor profiles while boosting your meals with probiotics and protein.
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- 4 rolls (left over)
- 1 egg
- 4 cups, divided into 4 - 1 cups Farmer Cheese
- Left over Turkey
- Left over stuffing
- Left over pumpkin pie
- Left over Gravy
- Left over Cranberry Sauce
- 1 tbsp. dill
- 1 tbsp. cinnamon
- 1 tbsp. honey
- dried thyme
- 1 tbsp. dried rosemary
- 1/2 a green apple
- On a medium pan over medium heat, butter the inside of your roll and toast until golden brown.
- Cook an over easy egg and set aside.
- Warm up all left overs and set aside.
- Divide Farmer cheese into four separate bowls, 1 cup each. In one bow, mix together farmer cheese and cinnamon. In another, mix farmer cheese and dill. In another, mix together farmer cheese and dried rosemary. In your last bow, leave the farmer cheese alone.
- Top each roll slice with each of the farmer cheese bowls.
- The roll with cinnamon farmer cheese mix, top with sliced green apple, pumpkin pie crumbles, and honey.
- The roll with Dill and farmer cheese mix, top with left over stuffing.
- The roll with Dried Rosemary and farmer cheese mix, top with Egg and left over gravy.
- The roll with only farmer cheese, top with cranberry sauce and left over turkey slices.
- Top each roll with dried thyme and enjoy!