Thanksgiving in a Jar!

Marla Meridith

November 23, 2012

Thanksgiving in a Jar | Leftovers Recipe |

Thanksgiving in a Jar | Leftovers Recipe |

Hopefully you guys survived Thanksgiving with grins, giggles, memories and lots of leftovers! Sometimes I enjoy post celebration feasts even more than the big day.

Thanksgiving in a jar is simple to prepare.  All you really need to do is make a Big Batch of quinoa. If you all ready have my Quinoa Stuffing prepared then you you are seconds from a warm & tasty meal.

Quinoa in a Jar |

Nothing like sitting down to a delicious meal that is at the ready when you are.

We love fluffy quinoa, it takes no time at all to cook & is energetic food. Alternatively you could use leftover stuffing.

Thanksgiving in a Jar | Leftovers Recipe |

All you need to do to create your very own Thanksgiving in a Jar is layer all of your holiday leftovers in a mason jar.

You will need some turkeycranberry sauce.

Nutty Brussels Sprouts on

Nutty brussels sprouts or green beans.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes on

Mashed sweet potatoes. Don’t forget the gravy too.

You can also use mashed potatoes, or scalloped potatoes for that matter.

Thanksgiving in a Jar | Leftovers Recipe |

Thanksgiving in a Jar | Leftovers Recipe |

What could be more simple + tasty?

Thanksgiving in a Jar | Leftovers Recipe |

These jars are perfect if you have to race off to work or school and you want to bring Thanksgiving with you!

Thanksgiving in a Jar | Leftovers Recipe |

How do you like to use those Thanksgiving leftovers?


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  • Rosa
    Posted at 06:44h, 23 November

    Beautiful! This is a fabulous creation. I love the idea.



    • Marla
      Posted at 13:39h, 23 November

      Thanks Rosa!

  • susan
    Posted at 07:02h, 23 November

    You have made food look very pretty! Great idea, Marla!

  • Michelle @ Eat Move Balance
    Posted at 07:44h, 23 November

    So cute. At Thanksgiving dinner, my family makes fun of how I’ll try and get a little bit of everything on my fork when I take a bite. But that’s the best way–all the flavors and textures are amazing together! I think I’d make mine “Thanksgiving in a bowl” though–I don’t have any jars big enough for all the things I’d want to add! 🙂

    • Marla
      Posted at 14:03h, 23 November

      Michelle, that is a smart idea ~ probably neater too! I also love to get a bit of each flavor in every bite.

  • HeatherChristo
    Posted at 08:03h, 23 November

    So Cute! I have to say that your Thanksgiving is notably healthier than mine- but I am inspired! I love leftovers, and this is an adorable way to eat them!

    • Marla
      Posted at 14:04h, 23 November

      Heather, I can’t help it. Even for the holidays I tend to stick to my usual ways. Still as tasty though!

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    Posted at 10:03h, 23 November

    The Nutty brussels sprouts or the mashed sweet potatoes look just lovely in those jars – and with the cranberry sauce, so fun!

    Hope you guys had a great day!

    • Marla
      Posted at 14:05h, 23 November

      Thanks Averie, I thought those brussels sprouts did look super pretty in jars too!

  • Lisa
    Posted at 10:04h, 23 November

    Great idea to give guests their leftovers!

  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen
    Posted at 11:25h, 23 November

    What a great idea and a fun way to breath new life into Thanksgiving leftovers.

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Posted at 15:44h, 23 November

    An inspired way to serve leftovers, I love it!

  • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers
    Posted at 15:48h, 23 November

    What a wonderful idea!! I love all of the jars you made!

  • Sanjeeta kk
    Posted at 00:42h, 24 November

    Awee..what lovely colors..never though you could present a food as simple as Quinoa in such innovative way! Only you can do that, Marla..beautiful usual.

    • Marla
      Posted at 04:06h, 24 November

      Thanks so much Sanjeeta!

  • Joanne
    Posted at 06:07h, 24 November

    I could totally see Thanksgiving tasting even better out of a jar. What a cute idea! And thanks so much for linking up to my croquettes!

  • cathy @ Noble Pig
    Posted at 06:33h, 24 November

    I love the photos in this post Marla, very creative.

    • Marla
      Posted at 07:33h, 24 November

      Thanks so much Cathy!

  • Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen
    Posted at 07:49h, 24 November

    What a great way to send off leftovers with the kids. So pretty too!

  • Kiran @
    Posted at 20:47h, 25 November

    This is so creative, Marla!! Bet i can have my thanksgiving treat on the road too 🙂

  • Esi
    Posted at 10:33h, 01 December

    What a gorgeous, healthy way to use up leftovers.

  • Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles
    Posted at 07:50h, 07 November

    I am in total love with this. GORGEOUS, Marla!

  • Heather @ French Press
    Posted at 08:41h, 07 November

    oh my god, I just LOVE this idea – of course you make it all looks so beautiful

  • deloom
    Posted at 10:08h, 09 November

    Love this! What a sweet way to send leftovers home!

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