Thanksgiving Leftovers: Recipes + Packaging

Thanksgiving leftovers-packaging ideas_HandcraftedPartiesI can’t believe that Thanksgiving is a mere 2 days away!  Then the holiday season will be upon us…how did that happen?!  I know I’ll be planting myself in the kitchen for most of the day tomorrow to prepare the 3 appetizers and a dessert that I’m bringing for our family meal.  Today I will be sharing some Thanksgiving leftovers printables and hostess gift packaging, along with 35+ recipes to revamp all those Thanksgiving leftovers. 

It doesn’t have to be fancy or complicated, but putting a handmade touch on your packaging will make all the difference in making your host and guests feel special.  For my packaging this year, I used my friend Lia’s printable paper leaf templates and cut out extra paper leaves when I crafted my glittered book page paper leaf wreath and grateful garland.  I also printed names and Thanksgiving-themed words onto cardstock, traced over them with a birch leaf template, and cut them out to use as tags and placecards.

Thanksgiving table_paper leavesSimply layer your paper leaves, punch a hole and tie with twine or glitter tape  around striped paper treat bags or ribbed kraft take-out boxes and you have an easy, inexpensive and darling package that will surely impress your guests.

Thanksgiving favor packaging by Handcrafted Parties

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Packaging + Printables

Thanksgiving Leftovers_turkey_Handcrafted Parties

white chicken (or turkey) quinoa chili  {How Sweet Eats} …I made this last week with rave reviews!  My hubby took it to work and guys in the office even asked for the recipe.

Leftovers Revamp: turkey

Thanksgiving Leftovers_stuffing_HandcraftedPartiestorn-bread dressing with four cheeses, Italian sausage, dried apples and savory herb gravy  {Photo + recipe by The Cozy Apron}

Leftovers Revamp: stuffing

Thanksgiving Leftovers_potato-squash_Handcrafted Partiesroasted butternut squash + apple salad with maple glaze  {Photo + recipe by Two Peas and Their Pod}

Leftovers Revamp: potatoes + squash

Thanksgiving Leftovers_cranberries_Handcrafted Parties

turkey cran-chiladas  {Pink Parsley}…this is an absolute favorite in our family!  You can easily make it throughout the year with rotisserie chicken, too.

Leftovers Revamp: cranberry sauce

Leftovers Revamp: veggies

I sure have enjoyed sharing all the recipes in my Thanksgiving Menu mini series with all of you and wish you a heartwarming and memorable time with family and friends this week.

Lisa :)

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