What to Do with Holiday Leftovers

If you are on a tight food budget, buying foods for the holiday can cause a big increase in your food bill.  One way to keep costs down is to make good use of leftovers.  Here are 2 simple, delicious recipes to put leftover turkey and cranberry sauce to good use.

Turkey Salad Tortillas
6 servings
This is a simple recipe for using up leftover turkey.  Great for lunch or dinner!
     2 cups cubed cooked turkey
     1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
     3/4 cup finely chopped celery
     1/2 cup finely chopped onion
     1/2 cup low-fat mayonnaise
     1/4 cup picante sauce
     1/2 teaspoon salt
     6 (6 inch) flour tortillas

1. In a bowl, combine the first eight ingredients; mix well.
2. Spoon about 1/2 cup filling in the center of each tortilla. Fold sides and ends over filling, then roll up.
3. Place in a shallow microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted and filling is hot.

Recipe adapted from allrecipes.com 

Ruby Red Pears
Here is a simple recipe for using leftover Cranberry sauce in a new way. Serve hot or cold with chicken or pork dishes.  Or try it as a dessert with a 1-2 tablespoons  of whipped topping.  
5 servings
        1 (29 ounce) can pear halves, drained
        1 (16 ounce) can whole berry cranberry sauce
        1/4 cup sugar
        2 tablespoons lemon juice
        1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1.  Place pears cut side up in a greased 8-inch square baking dish.
2.  In a saucepan, combine the cranberry sauce, sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved and mixture is heated through.
3.  Spoon sauce over pears.
4.  Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees  for 25-30 minutes or until heated through.
Adapted from allrecipes.com


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