A few days ago, I decided to do a little something different with Thanksgiving leftovers. I was only going to add fresh steamed broccoli and mashed potatoes to what we had left over. I saw an idea on my friends blog which I thought was so cool and stored it in the back of my head for later. She took boring old mashed potatoes and made them into a snake on the plate during Halloween time. Here is the link to her blog: http://walkinthesunshineblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/spooky-fast-meal-ideas.html She also has many other cool ideas so check her out!
So this is what I did to make our boring leftover meal fun! First, I wanted to show you how I added veggies to our mashed potatoes. I steamed potatoes and carrots together and when they were soft I added them to my food processor. I added a little milk and butter (almond milk and earth balance for dairy free) to make them a little creamy. Then let you processor do the rest of the work! YUMMY!
Here is what my meal looked like: Left over turkey and sweet potatoes with fresh steamed broccoli and mashed potatoes and don't forget the gravy! The kids have seen a meal or two just like this already so this is what I did to theirs!!!!
I put a few scoops of mashed potatoes into a plastic ziplock bag and then cut one corner of the bottom of the bag.
Since it's christmas time I decided to make a snowman with what we were eating! Here he is! I used broccoli for the arms, buttons and eyes. I used a sweet potato for the hat and I used turkey for the scarf! This was so much fun and you should have seen their faces when I showed them dinner! My son practically LICKED the plate clean!!! This was so easy, just use your imagination and what you have in front of you! Another idea you could do at christmas time is make a huge snowflake all over the plate with all of the things you made for dinner!