I love stuffing. I love it so much I made extra this year. A lot extra. Turns out that I am the one person in my house who really loves stuffing. I had no idea. I now find myself with an abundance of stuffing.
Oh stuffing, our familiarity has bred much contempt. Be gone from my home!
Perhaps you find yourself in the same situation? After much brain mapping plus a bottle of Kendall Jackson, I’ve come up with this handy list of recycling ideas for our leftover stuffing.
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.” That’s what I always say. Well, not me, but people have said that. It seems reasonable.
Chicken’s list of things to do with leftover stuffing:
- Modern sculpture. I am picturing a replica of the first Thanksgiving constructed entirely out of leftover stuffing
- Poultice. I’m not sure how this would work, but it seems like a fit
- Gesso replacement for the painters out there. Picture an angry stuffing sea. What? You can paint over it, dudes.
- Homemade paper!
- Insulation? You’d need a lot of stuffing. Perhaps if we took up a collection, we could insulate some poor soul’s Hampton cottage
- Facial mask (it’s all organic!)
- Fuel. I’m pretty sure dried out stuffing pellets would light the night and give off a pleasant aroma to boot. In fact, why not grill some salmon on a stuffing plank? Why not?
- Jewelry. I’m picturing feathers and stuffing shaped into little turkeys. So ironic. The hipsters will totally dig them.
- Dog treats. My dog doesn’t want any but dogs that don’t get stuffing might like a stuffing cookie for Christmas. A stuffing filled chew toy, perhaps
- Do you think we could make a fabric out of leftover stuffing? I’m thinking super warm socks
- Thanksgiving scented Candles!!!
- Again, we’d have to take up a collection, sort of like a scrap metal yard, but maybe we could use stuffing to fill potholes here in the Northeast?
- Stuffing drywall seems doable
What will you make with your leftover stuffing?
|Taxidermy irony anyone?