Every November I stack the deck with mains
that double as sides, things to do with
leftovers… and this year I threw in a few
twists on Thanksgiving for two.

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Thankful for Leftovers

Posole Rojo with Turkey or Chicken

Posole Rojo with Turkey or Chicken
Credit: Photography by Christopher Testani

"Leftovers alert:  Hack up your cooked  turkey and toss it into this  tasty Tex-Mex stew." —Rach

Cornish Hens, Horseradish-Cheddar Potatoes & Cress Salad with Apples

Cornish Hens, Horseradish-Cheddar Potatoes & Cress Salad with Apples
Credit: Photography by Christopher Testani

"My mom and I spent  more than one  Thanksgiving together.  If we weren't out  volunteering, we'd make  a small, fancyish dinner." —Rach

Thanksgiving for 2

Pork Tenderloin with Corn Muffin Stuffin', Gravy & Green Beans

Pork Tenderloin with Corn Muffin Stuffin', Gravy & Green Beans
Credit: Photography by Christopher Testani

Double Duty: Entrée or Side

Roasted Broccolini Hero Sandwiches

Roasted Broccolini Hero Sandwiches
Credit: Photography by Christopher Testani

"Serve roasted broccolini as  an easy crowd-pleaser  side with any family meal.  Or slap it on a hoagie with  provolone and a fried egg.  We need a hero!" —Rach 

Thankful for Leftovers

Turkey or Chicken & Porcini Ragu

Turkey or Chicken & Porcini Ragu
Credit: Photography by Christopher Testani

Double Duty: Entrée or Starter

Brown Butter & Cream Orecchiette with Cremini Mushrooms & Kale

Brown Butter & Cream Orecchiette with Cremini Mushrooms & Kale
Credit: Photography by Christopher Testani

"If you make mac 'n' cheese  or a baked dish like lasagna to pass with turkey, this is a  mouthwatering change, especially for anyone who  loves mushrooms." —Rach 

Cauliflower Steaks with Bacon, Tomato & Beer Cheese

Cauliflower Steaks with Bacon, Tomato & Beer Cheese
Credit: Photography by Christopher Testani

Thanksgiving for 2

Turkey Cutlets with Brandied Apples & Pears & Savoy Cabbage with Sage

Turkey Cutlets with Brandied Apples & Bears & Savoy Cabbage with Sage
Credit: Photography by Christopher Testani

Thankful for Leftovers

Onion Dip Turkey Reubens (aka Rachels)

Onion Dip Turkey Reubens (aka Rachels)
Credit: Photography by Christopher Testani

"A turkey Reuben  is actually called  a Rachel. Here I swapped the Russian  dressing with  onion dip dressing.  YUM."—Rach 

Double Duty: Entrée or Side 

Pimento Cheese & Chorizo Mac

Pimento Cheese & Chorizo Mac
Credit: Photography by Christopher Testani

"This Spanish American  twist on classic mac 'n' cheese tastes like pimento cheese spread wrapped up in macaroni rather than bread. If you can't find piquillo peppers, pimientos are delicious, too." —Rach