Thanksgiving leftovers? Try a turkey-cranberry layer loaf & this turkey salad (1948)

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Thanksgiving leftovers Try a turkey-cranberry layer loaf & this turkey salad (1948)
Give new life to your Thanksgiving leftovers with these two old-fashioned turkey recipes from the 1940s!

Turkey layer loaf recipe

Cranberry layer

Ingredients

2 cups canned jellied cranberry sauce
1/2 cup water
1 envelope plain gelatin
2 tablespoons cold water

Directions: Soak gelatin in cold water 5 minutes. Crush cranberry sauce; add water and gelatin. Heat thoroughly. Pour half of the mixture into loaf-shaped mold. Chill until firm.

Turkey layer

Ingredients

1 envelope plain gelatin
1/3 cup cold water
2 cups leftover diced turkey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup sliced stuffed olives
1/2 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing

Directions: Soak gelatin in cold water 5 minutes. Dissolve over boiling water in top of double boiler. Add turkey, celery, olives, mayonnaise, salt.

When cranberry layer is firm, add turkey mixture. Add remaining thickened cranberry mixture for top layer. When firm, unmold. Serve with olives and dressing. Serves 6.

Thanksgiving leftovers? Try a turkey-cranberry layer loaf & this turkey salad (1948)

Turkey salad recipe

Ingredients

2 cups diced turkey
2 cups diced celery
2 cups orange slices
3/4 cup French salad dressing or mayonnaise
Salad Greens

Directions

Combine turkey, celery, orange slices with salad dressing. Season to taste. Serve from salad bowl lined with greens. Garnish, if desired, with 1/2 cup toasted almonds. Makes 5 servings

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