I love leftovers. We made two turkeys this year just so I would be sure to have extra for easy meals for a few days. It is certainly a busy few days. What with Thanksgiving food prep, shopping and birthday celebrations, who wants to do even more cooking? Not me.
To make the best use of leftovers, plan some different ways to add to the traditional flavors. The recipe I am featuring today goes way beyond the cold turkey sandwich. It uses the delicious charcoal smoked turkey my hubby prepared. It was his best ever, and definitely worth getting up early to smoke.
I teamed that flavorful smoked turkey with a Cranberry Jalapeno Sauce made from the leftover traditional cranberry sauce. Sugarfree, of course. This is not for the faint hearted, but is sooooo good if you can stand a bit of heat. Good to warm up those old bones in the November chill.
Cranberry Jalapeno Sauce
This is one of the recipes included in my new cookbook project, Low Carbing Among Friends.
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To make this gourmet wrap, just spread some cream cheese on a strip of Joseph's Lavash bread, cut in thirds. Top with shredded turkey. Spoon Cranberry Jalapeno Sauce over the turkey. Remember, this is spicy and a little bit goes a long way! Roll the lavash bread in a spiral, and cut the sandwich in half. Each third of a lavash serves one.
I am loving having the college boys home, even though they did have to work at their old jobs for Black Friday. Sometime this weekend, I also need to package up some home made dinners for my oldest, who has been bumming food off the neighbors in his apartment complex. I knew he would miss that cafeteria food eventually!