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Turkey-and-Cranberry Burrito

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“Everyone else had families, and went east or west or just down the block for Easter or Thanksgiving, but not Gillian. She could always be counted on to take a holiday shift, and afterward she always found herself drawn to the best bar in town, where special hors d’oeuvres are set out for festive occasions, hard-boiled eggs tinted pale pink and aqua, or little turkey-and-cranberry burritos.” —Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

The recipe below is very simple and more like general direction more than a recipe with measurements and such; you can adapt it to how you like.

Turkey-and-Cranberry Burrito

  • Flour Tortilla
  • Cooked Turkey Breast, shredded or cut into bite-sized chunks/strips
  • Mayonnaise
  • Whole Cranberry Sauce
  • Leafy Green, like Romaine Lettuce
  • Toasted/Candied Nuts, like pecans or walnuts
  • Dried Cranberries, like Crazins (optional)

Lay the tortilla out & place a few leaves of lettuce down the center (you can spread a little mayo on the tortilla first if you like).

Toss the turkey meat with mayo & cranberry sauce to your desired amount & ratio, & then scoop a mound onto of the lettuce. (If you don’t want to toss the meat with the mayo & cranberry, that’s totally fine. You can simply layer everything.)

Top with nuts & (optional) dried cranberries, & then gather up the bottom & sides of the tortilla & wrap like a burrito. Secure with toothpicks (& mayo if needed).

* If you’d like to make blue eggs, boil 1 1/2 cups of water with about 8 roughly cut leaves of red/purple cabbage, until the water has turned a very deep color. Stir in about 1/8 tsp. baking soda & the water will become blue! Let the water cool a bit, & then submerge a few peeled hardboiled eggs until they are the desired color.

For pink eggs, simply boil some peeled beets in the same amount of water in a seperate pot until the color is rich, let cool, & then place a few more peeled, hardboiled eggs in.

(If you don’t care about making natural dyes, you can do a super duper easy method by mixing a bit of pink & blue food coloring into two containers of water respectively, & then putting the peeled eggs in.)

Listen to the episode! Fiction Kitchen Episode 46: Practical Magic

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