I've never been a fan of "hiding" extra veggies in foods for nutritional value alone. I like vegetables and their flavors and think they should be made stars! That said, if you already have a veggie dish and you just want to cram in more nutrients, I suppose that's a good idea; I do that with smoothies, after all, and I don't want my smoothies to taste like greens, which is why I add in plenty of fruit.
Recently celebrity chef Tyler Florence said that the recipe is dead. He was referring to all of the different kinds of ways that there are to cook now with so many technological advances, but it seems like a pretty ludicrous statement to me. How many Good Housekeeping magazines, TV shows and general families rely on recipes every single day?
Thanksgiving leftovers present a delicious way of enjoying the holiday all over again the next day (or two--or three!). One of my favortie Thanksgivings occured when we made Thanksgiving quesadillas. They were so tasty and even the cranberry sauce worked well with them as a sauce.
Now that Halloween is over, it's time to put all that candy to use! Sure, you could dole it out a piece at a time, donate it, exchange it in a buyback program... But if you want to hang onto it, there's lots of foodie things you can do, too. Here are just a few examples.
Save it for December when it's time to make gingerbread houses! We do this every year and it's always fun to see what we can come up with based only on that, our graham crackers and icing.