No Leftovers Can Ruin the Holiday, According to New Thanksgiving Study

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Thanksgiving is the premiere holiday for food lovers. After all, when else are you making a multi-course feast with all of the best comfort foods? And a new study shows that if there aren’t any leftovers to enjoy as a result, more than half of people believe the holiday is ruined.

A study conducted by OnePoll, on behalf of Stasher surveyed 2,000 Americans about their Thanksgiving meal preferences. Turns out, leftovers are a really big deal, since more than two-thirds said they taste better than the original meal. And 35% of respondents eat the leftovers for five days or more after the initial meal!

Most people (72%) prepare their holiday feast with the intention of having leftovers. But what’s the best way to enjoy them? Respondents mentioned Turkey Tetrazzini, breakfast potato pancakes, a casserole, or even stuffing everything into an avocado.

Finally, pumpkin pie is delicious, but many people believe it shouldn’t be eaten any other time of year except during the holidays. If you’re looking for a dessert that’s a bit more versatile, we have 38 non-pie options for your consideration!

— Sarah Shebek

Featured image courtesy of Karolina Grabowska, Pexels

 

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