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Leftover Holiday Food: Alternative Uses For The Meal

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Don't let leftovers go to waste after the holiday meal -- find ways to make use of what you have, even if it doesn't mean eating it. | Shutterstock

Leftovers camps can be divided rather neatly into two sections: people who will gnaw at the bone for days to come, and those who can't wait to dump everything into the garbage.

This year, we've decided to take it easy on both of you, and offer up some options that don't necessarily involve food for a post-Christmas frenzy. Love the scent of peppermint but despise candy canes? We've got you covered. Think a turkey fryer might be your perfect beer brewing vessel? We do too. Read on, and enjoy.

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