The end of a holiday meal can be daunting. Exhausted and stuffed, you might be ready to simply toss any leftovers and call it a day. But wait -- with a bit of strategizing and creativity, superb meals lie in your future. The real question, of course, is which dishes will hold up in the freezer and which should be enjoyed immediately. Not to fear, our food editors are here to distinguish between the two groups. So grab your zip-top bags and airtight containers -- as well as your forks and knives -- and get ready for the ultimate dish debate: Eat vs. Freeze -- Thanksgiving Leftovers Edition.
Leftover chicken isn't just fodder for lunch boxes -- sometimes, it's a real treat! Scraps of chicken from last night's roast can go toward zesty gumbo or a creamy casserole. Bonus: You won't have to cook (or buy) the chicken this time.
Hard-cooked (or hard-boiled) eggs are a convenient and affordable source of protein. With eggs on hand, you have the components of a satisfying breakfast, lunch, snack, appetizer, or dinner. Get cracking to try out our favorite recipes for deviled eggs, egg-salad sandwiches, hearty main-dish salads, and lots more dishes that use hard-cooked eggs.