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    What to do with leftover coldcuts (Turkey??)

    My sister came to visit last weekend. She bought a bunch of coldcuts for the 5 kids that were here. Unfortunately, when she asked the woman at the counter for ONE pound of turkey, she got 2 lbs. It's not a favorite around here and we now have about a pound left.

    So, because we won't eat it in sandwiches, does anyone have any ideas what I could do with it? I wanted to do a search, but wasn't sure what search terms to use since I'd end up with a gazillion turkey breast recipes.

    We can take care of the ham and cheese, but I can't think of a thing to do with the turkey. With the price of food these days, I really don't want to throw it out.

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    I often toss it into scrambled eggs, a frittata or even a salad. The meat also freezes, so you don't have to toss it out if you can't figure out something you would like!
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    Would you eat it if it was chopped up and mixed with BBQ sauce you could have it hot? That might be an idea. The only other idea is to have it chopped up in a pasta dish, like you'd use leftover Thanksgiving turkey for, like turkey tetrazinni or something like that.

    Maybe in a chef's salad? I'll keep thinking!
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    I was also thinking of turkey tetrazzini. Playing off Joe's ideas, there's also quiche. You could probably sub it in many casseroles that use chicken, too.
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    Lara, a hot sandwich would probably work, actually. I never thought of bbq sauce. Or maybe some turkey gravy. I'm not sure if we'd like it in a salad or frittata.

    And I didn't think of freezing it, either.

    Oooh, quiche. Good idea.

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    oh yeah, I forgot -- a Hot Brown!

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    I usually make turkey quesadillas once a week using Boarshead turkey lunch-meat...most of the time it's just turkey and cheese, but sometimes I'll add grilled veggies or sauteed onions and mushrooms...it's a quick/easy dinner for us.

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    Good suggestions so far. freezing works great. We like deli tukey but I hate waiting in line so I ususally buy extra and freeze it in small pkgs for later.

    Do you have a sandwich maker or panini maker? You can make hot sandwiches and spruce up the turkey w/ cheese, roasted red peppers, pesto, artichokes, jarred salsas or preserves (like mango or cranberry) Tukey is kinda mild so there are lots of flavor combos that work well.
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    I hate to be the party pooper here, but after 3-5 days, most cold cuts should be discarded. Hard, cured meats like salami would be the exception.
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