Use Those Holiday Leftovers To Prepare Cultural Masterpieces! #HormelFamily

    We are very fortunate to live in a country that is a melting pot for people of all different cultures and backgrounds. Most of us join our family and friends during the holidays to celebrate and to engage in those traditional customs that we have known and loved for many generations. It is very important to celebrate our differences and to share our unique histories with one another, especially during these precious moments.

    Food has always been a uniting factor when it comes to holiday celebrations. We love to prepare culturally inspired dishes that please our palates as well as showcase the recipes and themes that are familiar to us and have been a staple at family meals for years. Unfortunately, we often prepare well over what we need for these meals and we end up with mountains of leftovers after the holidays.

    Fortunately, Hormel Foods has some great ideas regarding how you can add a cultural twist to those holiday leftovers that are still in your refrigerator!

  • Looking for a new approach to utilize all of those turkey leftovers? Try creating Greek Turkey Kabobs. Cut Jennie-O® Turkey Store® oven roasted turkey breast into cubes and alternately thread them onto skewers with cucumbers, tomatoes and Peloponnese® kalamata pitted olives. This new preparation might just turn reluctant turkey eaters into big fans!
  • Combine Mexican and Asian flavors with your meal’s main protein, ham, and bundle it all together into great tasting Ham Fajitas with Fruit Salsa! With a preparation time of less than 30 minutes, this recipe brings a brand new feel to the traditional holiday meal by bringing House of Tsang® Korean teriyaki sauce into the mix.
  • Don’t forget to try out a new dessert! Combine creamy caramel and chunky CHI-CHI’S® salsa for a Caramel Apple uniquely delicious fondue experience that gets everyone involved and enjoying themselves.

Let’s discuss: What is the history of your family? Do you have family recipes that are specific to your culture? What are some creative ways that you add your culture to recipes using holiday leftovers?

Disclosure: In the spirit of full-disclosure, I’ve partnered with Hormel Foods as part of the Hormel Foods Extended Family Blogger Program. While Hormel Foods provides me material and necessary resources to complete various activities, all statements and sentiment in Tough Cookie Mommy are my own.

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