Turkey wasn't the only leftover from Thanksgiving. This evening was a typical hurry up and wait evening, so I took advantage of a few time gaps to make a delicious ravioli with leftover sweet potatoes. Two of my kids had swimming and I had to drive, so when I got home from work I had to think about a split dinner: they can't eat a full meal before swimming or they'll be uncomfortable in the water, but it's close to bedtime when they get home, so I don't want them eating too much afterward, either.
As is typical on swimming nights, my daughter made a big bowl of corn and they also ate a piece of fruit. While they ate their pre-swim snack, I made a two-egg batch of pasta. We talked as I kneaded the dough and they wanted to touch it; everyone loves the feel of well-kneaded pasta dough; they rubbed it gently and marveled at the five-minute transformation from eggs and flour to this. I also popped the potatoes out of their skins and into a pan on the stove. I added a little sage, butter, and brown sugar and mashed it all together.
They cooked in about three minutes and I drained them with a slotted spoon and added them to a large pan with melted butter in it. Our timing was perfect, and the last ravioli were going into the pan when the kids walked in. I heated up a few chunks of turkey and gravy, grated a little parmesan cheese on the ravioli, and and we ate like kings.