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Tons of Turkey

Do you have lots of leftover turkey every year? Does your family get tired of eating turkey salad sandwiches every day for a week after Thanksgiving? Instead of boring leftovers this year, get creative! Here are some ideas to get you started.

Cobb Salad
2 cups finely chopped lettuce
1 cup diced cooked turkey
1 hard-cooked egg, chopped
1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
1 ounce crumbled blue cheese
3 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
1 avocado, pitted, peeled, and diced
4 green onions, chopped
French or blue cheese dressing

Arrange lettuce on a large plate. Arrange other ingredients on top of lettuce. This is traditionally arranged in rows. Serve with French or blue cheese dressing. Makes 2 servings.

BBQ Turkey Sandwich
Bottled BBQ sauce
Diced leftover turkey
Soft buns
Sliced pickles
Sliced red onion

Heat BBQ sauce in a pan. Add turkey and simmer, stirring, until turkey is heated through. Serve on warm buns, with pickle slices and red onion.

Easy Turkey & Mushroom Potpie
1 package (16 oz.) frozen mixed vegetables
2 cups cooked turkey, diced
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 onion, diced
1-1/2 cups turkey gravy (from scratch or store-bought)
salt and pepper to taste
1 refrigerated pie crust, thawed to room temperature

Cook vegetables according to package. Mix with turkey, gravy, mushrooms, onion, salt, and pepper in a large baking dish. Place pie crust on top and trim and seal edges. Cut several slits in crust. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until crust is golden brown and mixture is hot and bubbly.

Need more ideas? Consider using your leftover turkey in your favorite recipes in place of beef or chicken. Try turkey enchiladas, lasagna, tacos, fried rice, chili, or soup.

Cook up something delicious tonight with this special recipe provided to you by Pure Living Apartments in Heathrow, Florida and put our expansive kitchens to good use!

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