turkeysand.jpgToday is the first day of what could possibly be many days of Thanksgiving leftovers. This is the honeymoon period in the relationship, so enjoy it -- after three more days, you'll be so sick of turkey in any form that you won't want to eat it again until next Thanksgiving. But what to do with all the leftover turkey to stretch out the honeymoon? Sure, there's the standard turkey sandwich, either served cold or hot, and open-faced with a healthy drizzle of gravy, and, of course, the turkey pot pie, but there are plenty of other creative options as well.

One of our personal favorites is turkey hash. Depending on your family's side dishes, you might even get to use your white or sweet potato leftovers as well. Sautee one small, diced onion in two or three tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When onions are translucent, add two cups cubed white and or sweet potatoes (use leftovers if you have them), lower the heat to medium-low, and cook until potatoes are tender. Don't stir too often; this will allow the potatoes to brown nicely. Add more olive oil if needed. Finally, add one cup of cubed cooked turkey, one tablespoon of finely chopped fresh sage or rosemary, and salt and pepper to taste. Heat until warmed through. Serve hash as is, or top with a poached egg for a heartier meal.

Epicurious has a list of recipes, ranging from salads, to soups, to a whole section of tasty-sounding Mexican options, and the Food Network has some options as well. Let us know what you plan on doing with your holiday leftovers, or if you've tried any of the recipes we've linked to, tell us how your dish turned out.