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Say no to lame leftovers

A new twist on the fermenting feast in your mini-fridge


By Gracie Fairfax | Echo

The Turkey trot is over and you’re left with a mountain of mashed potatoes, as well as a wide variety of other Thanksgiving soul food. Mom packed her famous stuffing and other fine feast food into plastic containers for you to bring back to school—but all they’ve done is create a stench in your mini-fridge as you eat your meals at the DC with your friends. At this point, it’s time to consider alternative options to eating your leftovers. Let me give you a few ideas.

1) Build a volcano sculpture

There’s nothing better than a good mashed potato volcano complete with gravy lava. Did you envy the kid with the volcano project at the science fair? Well, here’s your chance to make up for any joy you missed out on.

2)   Have a food fight

Is the end-of-semester stress getting to you? Have no fear. You’ll release pent-up frustration as you catapult potatoes at your friends and simulate gory blood with cranberry sauce.

3)   Paint a canvas

Ever wish you could be as cool as the students who spend their days and nights in Metcalf creating beautiful works of art? Now you, too, can have the joy of creating something abstract. Be sure to come up with a deep meaning behind your piece to go along with the splashes of color.

4)   Play a prank

Put mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce in your roommate’s jacket when he (or she) is sleeping. The next day, he will be greeted by a beautiful reminder of your love when he reaches into his pocket. You can be sure he’ll want to keep you as a roommate for years to come.

5)   Make slime

If you watched Nickelodeon as a child, you know about the joy of “sliming” people. Slime is an essential memory of your childhood, but don’t leave it in the past. Slime your friends when they’re studying. Your concoction of stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans, gravy, mashed potatoes and turkey bits is sure to be a smashing hit.

These five ideas are just the start of the endless amounts of fun you can have with your Thanksgiving leftovers. It’s time to stop settling for mediocre. Stop eating your leftovers and turn them into a party. It’ll save you a few hundred calories while you’re at it.

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