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Folks who work in the plumbing business are just like you and me. They’re busy getting ready for Thanksgiving and Black Friday. However, they’re also perparing for what they call “Brown Friday.” Care to guess why they call it that?

It sounds nasty, but it’s not exactly what you’re thinking. “Brown Friday” has nothing to do with clogged toilets. Thank goodness for that. Instead, it refers to what many people shove down our sinks during the holiday. According to KTLA-TV, the day after Thanksgiving is one of the busiest days of the year for plumbers because of the high amount of house calls to fix clogged drains and broken garbage disposals.

There are three big mistakes people make when cooking for Thanksgiving. First, pouring fatty liquids (grease and cooking oils) down the drain is an almost guaranteed instant clog. Next, you shouldn’t put just any food down the disposal. If it can’t break down into liquid (think potato peels) then toss it in the trash. And finally, don’t use the toilet as another trash can. Toilets are for human waste, toilet paper, and nothing else.

While your plumber will be grateful for the business, I’m sure he or she would also like to have some time to spend with family and friends this holiday weekend. And I’m sure you don’t want your sink or toilet backing up when you have a house full of guests. Happy Thanksgiving!

What To Do With Those Thanksgiving Leftovers

Thanksgiving is coming, so prepare for the food onslaught! Everyone gets excited about the turkey and all the delicious food that will be eaten on Thanksgiving. And almost better than Thanksgiving dinner, are those delightful leftovers the next day (and the days after that). Sometimes, when you store Thanksgiving food properly, it really gives time for the flavors to set in.

It’s usually around day three where things go south. There is still a ton of food, but everyone is kind of “over it.” But you don’t want to waste food. Instead, try reimagining the ingredients into other delicious dishes. Here are some suggestions.

  • Savory Stuffing Waffles 

    Tasty always has excellent recipes, and this gem includes stuffing, cheese, and maple cranberry sauce.

  • Hand Pies

    With this recipe, Tasty found a way to easily transform leftovers into a handheld treat, perfect for someone who needs a free hand to shop with on Black Friday.

  • Turkey Filled Omelette

    Allrecipes has created a simple way to use up the leftover turkey the morning after Thanksgiving.

  • Stuffing Omelette

    Similar to the recipe above, Sam The Cooking Guy has an easy way to reuse Thanksgiving ingredients for an omelette. Try this one with stuffing.

  • Panini

    Sandwiches are a common day-after-Thanksgiving food idea. This version by The Hungry Winos is worth checking out.

  • Thanksgiving Pizza

    This Thanksgiving pizza recipe by All Recipes looks insane. A Pizza with turkey gravy and mashed potatoes? Sign us up!

  • Turkey Gumbo

    Another hearty leftover meal worth trying is this Turkey Gumbo that a viewer of the Rachael Ray Show submitted. They also explain how to make loaded mashed potato balls too.

  • Thanksgiving Dip

    This dip by Pop Sugar requires minimal effort, but looks delicious in the end. The dish also requires a lot of cheese, which is always a win.

  • Pumpkin Pie Shake

    No one should ever get sick of having pie as a leftover. But if you do, turn the pie into a shake. This Ziploc recommended recipe will give Starbucks a run for their money.