The Friday after Thanksgiving, you might be totally psyched to craft the perfect turkey sandwich. On Saturday you might be still happy snacking on secret spoonfuls of mashed potatoes. But come Sunday and — heaven forbid — Monday, you’ve probably had enough of those Thanksgiving leftovers, no matter how creative you’ve gotten with your recipes.
But even as you feel the dread of lifting yet another forkful of stuffing to your lips, the thought of throwing away Tupperware full of perfectly good food is pretty disheartening. I’m a firm believer in waste not, want not. But I also think even the biggest Thanksgiving enthusiast can reach their leftover limit. A girl can only have so many green beans and candied yams before she starts seriously craving a burrito. And yes, I even get sick of the pie.
But never fear. There are ways to reuse the remaining Thanksgiving scraps in your fridge that do not involve eating any of them. From beauty hacks, to good samaritan gestures to cleaning products, these foods can have more purposes than just consumption. So give these unusual uses a shot and make some room in your fridge — Christmas cookie season is fast upon us.