My mother passed on a lot of things to me. The mole on her cheek, an affinity for things that match and a complex for going completly overboard with everything. There are 4 people in my family and two of them are under the age of 5 yet I buy the BIGGEST ham I can find. At Thanksgiving, I bought a 21 lbs turkey! I will always buy big and have more left overs than we can possibly stomach.
This year was no different but the kids were getting tired of looking at the same food. I had to think of a cute way to jazz up the leftovers. Leftover bites were born!
Holiday Leftover Bites
- 1-2 Refridgerated Pie Crust
- Mashed Potatoes
- Shredded Cheese
- Cranberry Sauce
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Unroll your pie dough and use the rim of a small glass to cut out circles. Add a small amount of filling to each one. Here are some ideas: Mashed potato and ham, Ham and Cheese or Cranberry sauce. Once you have added the filling, fold over and pinch closed. I used the tines of a fork to make decorative edges and seal the pockets. Poke the tops with the fork twice and place on the cookie sheet. I lightly brushed the tops with butter to get a golden brown color. Cook for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.
The kids absolutely flipped for them! They are hand held and had variety. They especially like the one with cranberry sauce. They turned out like little pie bites. It was a great use of all the holiday leftovers and the clean up was easy. There were no pots and pans to wash!
If you are looking for some way to jazz up your leftovers for the kids, try these! You won’t be disappointed!