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Each family has its own Thanksgiving traditions, but one tradition that appears to be universal in many households is the enjoyment of leftovers. Every year, consumers find themselves with extra Thanksgiving food, and it’s no surprise because 50 percent of people prepare too much food with the expectations of having leftovers. For 65 percent of people, those Thanksgiving leftovers last for three or more days.
With that many days eating the same food, consumers are bound to quickly tire their palates. For those looking for something creative yet quick and easy to prepare, Chef George Duran has partnered with ReadySetEat to create five new recipes that turn those Turkey Day leftovers, into left-uppers.
This Thanksgiving, families can enjoy Leftover Turkey and Stuffing Enchiladas, Leftover Turkey Taco Soup, Leftover Turkey Sloppy Joes, Leftover Turkey Frittata and Leftover Turkey Lettuce Wraps. Created for ReadySetEat by George Duran, ConAgra Foods spokesperson, celebrity chef and author of Take This Dish and Twist It, the recipes ensure people don’t get bored with the same turkey sandwich for days on-end after Thanksgiving. Available at ReadySetEat.com, these quick and easy recipes and leftover tips will make a holiday bird taste even better the second time around.
“Getting creative with your Thanksgiving leftovers does not have to be difficult. These new recipes are quick and easy to prepare and will be enjoyed by the whole family,” says Duran. “ReadySetEat.com helps solve the ‘what’s for dinner’ question, and these new ‘left-upper’ recipes offer creative and delicious solutions for using Thanksgiving leftovers.”
Recipes found on ReadySetEat.com offer simple meal ideas made in 30 minutes or less using a maximum of seven ingredients. All recipes use a few common ingredients that most people are likely to have in their kitchen, including many of the ConAgra Food brands that people know and trust. ReadySetEat.com doesn’t just help consumers save time, it also helps save money.
Consumers simply enter their zip code and select their local grocery, and the site shares what products are on sale at their preferred retailer. ConAgra Foods purchases can also help those who will go hungry this holiday season. Every UPC code from a ConAgra Foods product, including Hunt’s Tomatoes, Manwich Original Sloppy Joe Sauce and Peter Pan Peanut Butter used to make some of George Duran’s “left-upper” recipes, can help feed a child in need through ConAgra Foods “Child Hunger Ends Here” campaign.
Throughout the fall, thousands of participating schools are collecting ConAgra Foods UPC codes, and every code collected will enable one meal to be donated to those in need through Feeding America’s network of food banks. Visit www.ChildHungerEndsHere.com to find out if a school near you is participating or to register your school.
Since 1993, ConAgra Foods and the ConAgra Foods Foundation have donated more than $35 million and 260 million pounds of food to fight child hunger.