When I was a kid, there were no leftover mashed potatoes. When Thanksgiving was complete, the fridge usually contained a plate of turkey, a bowl of gravy, some cranberries and various veggie sticks. Mashed potatoes were were, and continue to be, a year-round favorite food. We ate them as a main dish (known as bangers and mash in the UK, we called them 'mashed potatoes and little pigs'). We ate them for breakfast (turned into tiny little patties and fried golden brown). We ate them in soup (it's amazing what stirring a few spoon fulls into any soup will do!). The love of mashed potatoes continues today.
If you're lucky enough to have even just a few leftovers from yesterday's Thanksgiving, here's a fun little snack. Heat a spoonful of gravy. Shred a piece of turkey and add it to the gravy. Scoop into the bottom 1/2 of a warmed espresso cup and top with warmed mashed potatoes. Enjoy!