Photography Provided By: St. Pierre Bakery
Photography Provided By: St. Pierre Bakery

7 Turkey Day Hacks for Thanksgiving Dinner and Every Other Meal That Weekend

From Parisian Brioche to a Beer-Brined Turkey, Here’s How to Feed Your Guests This Thanksgiving

A mashed potato mountain dressed with gravy and a cranberry glaze over your roast—this gorgeous feast rings in the holiday season, but it can also create some seasonal stress. Meals beyond the main event are sometimes a bore, especially if Thanksgiving remnants are the only option. But don’t fret! Your holiday guests will love these seven recipes that’ll spice up leftovers and coincide with your busy holiday calendar. This year, welcome in a taste of Paris using St Pierre Bakery’s decadent brioche! Get ready to kick your turkey-cookin’ skills up a notch and prepare a feast for all to enjoy. Happy feasting! Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

 

Wednesday, Nov. 24 

Make: Cocktails | Half Baked Harvest’s Ginger Apple Moscow Mule

Welcome your holiday guests with a drink in hand, and make sure it’s this refreshing, fall-inspired cocktail: the Ginger Apple Moscow Mule. Kickstart the long-weekend festivities by catching up over cocktails and laughs. This drink mixes vodka with a squeeze of fresh lime, creamy apple butter, ginger beer and a fresh shaving of ginger for a spicy finish. Be sure to serve it in the classic copper mug and cheers to the fun times ahead. 

Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

Thursday, Nov. 25

Make: Breakfast | St Pierre’s French Toast Casserole

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Start Thanksgiving morning off with a decadent Parisian treat, a sweet French toast casserole made with the irresistible St Pierre Brioche Loaf (a true Thanksgiving staple). Whisk together cinnamon, nutmeg and your classic French toast ingredients to enjoy the softest cloud-like bread for this casserole. Gently dust with sugar, drizzle with maple syrup and top it with berries for a crowd-pleasing dish that’s oh so magnifique. “All of our brioche is made to an authentic French recipe. St Pierre is America’s favorite brioche brand, so if you’re going to treat yourself to French Toast, then you might as well use the best brioche!” says marketing director Jen Danby. This is sure to hold everyone over for a few hours until the main feast!

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Thursday, Nov. 25 

Make: Main Course | Beer-Brined Grilled Turkey with Red Chile Adobe 

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If you’re hosting the big gathering this year, one thing is for sure: you do not want to make a dry turkey. With plenty of different ways to cook your turkey dinner, this beer-brined grilled turkey will take the prize. Blend together a bottle of Modelo Especial, Mexican spices and base your grill with mesquite wood chips for the smokiest flavor. Your 24-pack of bottled brews won’t ever go to waste, so stock your refreshments high during this giving season! 

Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

Friday, Nov. 26

Make: Lunch | St Pierre Turkey Sliders

There’s no arguing that one of the best parts of Thanksgiving is enjoying turkey sandwiches the next day for a little Black Friday fuel. Switch things up this joyous season and invite French culture into your home. Combine melty gouda, green beans and all the trimmings atop the fluffy St Pierre Brioche Slider Rolls for some luscious turkey sliders. With the steamy cranberry jelly melting the turkey and cheese together, this easy recipe is one to devour. For the finishing touches, brush the tops of the lightly sweet brioche with a coat of butter and bake together your fillings for the yummiest treat. 

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Saturday, Nov. 27 

Make: Breakfast | Sweet Potato Pancakes 

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Pumpkin pie for breakfast may not seem like a balanced meal, but these candied sweet potato pancakes may just make the cut. This fluffy stack combines familiar fall spices with the classic morning delicacy and will surely please your weekend guests. Whip together your remnants of sweet potatoes to bring new life to this side dish. Scatter some toasted walnuts and douse your cakes in maple syrup to amplify the comforting cinnamon and clove notes.

Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

Saturday, Nov. 27 

Make: Dessert | St Pierre’s Brioche-Topped Apple Pie

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For an easy yet comforting cobbler, St Pierre’s brioche-topped apple pie tastefully accentuates the apple picking season. Slice a few apples and melt together butter, sugar and pumpkin pie spice for warming fall flavors. The toasty brioche gorgeously accents the caramelized layer and is flawlessly crowned with vanilla ice cream. Serve your company this quick and simple favorite; it’s a sweet treat that’s sure to please. “St Pierre can help make you the ultimate host, giving your guests a Thanksgiving [weekend] to remember,” says Danby. 

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Sunday, Nov. 28 

Make: Dinner | Thanksgiving Crunchwrap

 

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This is probably the last acceptable day of eating Thanksgiving leftovers. You may be getting tired of eating the same dishes from your feast at this point, but this recipe is sure to shake things up. Introducing the Thanksgiving Crunchwrap! Spread mashed potatoes over a tortilla for the base filling, then top with green beans, shredded turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing and white cheddar for the ultimate delight. Toast your creation on a pan and serve with warm gravy for a pleasant surprise!

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