Vanessa, also known as Chefdruck, is a foodie, writer and mom living in Chicago with her husband and four children. Whether you're planning a holiday dinner party or small impromptu get together with friends, Vanessa has easy menu ideas and helpful tips to minimize your time in the kitchen so you have more time to spend with your friends and family. Vanessa's personal blog can be found at chefdruck.com
My favorite part of Thanksgiving weekend is on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. Of course I love the big day with its golden roasted turkey, gleaming bowls of ruby red cranberries, and long tables filled with relatives you only see once a year, but I prefer the following day. I love Black Friday because of two reasons: the shopping and the leftovers.
Friday lunch is usually a repeat of Thanksgiving dinner. Something so good, so lovingly prepared should definitely be had more than once. But later in the day, I am ready for something different, and so is the ragtag bunch of brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews still milling around. By then the leftover turkey has been fairly picked over and it’s the perfect time to thrill the dwindling crowd with a day-after-Thanksgiving snack: Tangy Turkey Caper. These are easy recipes to feed a crowd for a day of parade watching and football cheering.