Leftover Holiday Food: Alternative Uses For The Meal

Leftover Holiday Food

The Huffington Post Canada   First Posted: 12/19/11 06:10 PM ET Updated: 12/19/11 06:10 PM ET

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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Between candy canes, chocolate "bark" and flavoured lattes, peppermint is the flavour of the season. But in its natural form of leaves, as well as oil extract, it can also help out as a chest rub for colds, or aid with indigestion in a tea (not a bad thing to have around after Christmas dinner).

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