Savory and sweet and seasonal

I just made the weirdest sandwich-type thing ever for supper, and it was so oddly and unexpectedly delicious that I marched straight to this computer as soon as I was finished so that I could tell you all about it.
I KNOW! I’m a giver like that.
(Plus, Melanie is in Houston tonight listening to Beth Moore’s teaching and Travis Cottrell’s singing, and normally I would just call her about four times to talk about what we ate for supper, but since she would probably prefer to have some uninterrupted praise and worship time, I’m gonna “call” the internet instead.)
(I just appreciate y’all being here more than you know.)
I found this recipe when I was looking for something different to take to a Christmas party (as much as I adore chocolate, my sweet tooth gets a little worn out this time of year), and since I thought these wraps would be mostly savory with just a hint of sweet to remind you that HEY! IT’S CHRISTMAS! WE MUST NOT ABANDON THE SUGAR!, I decided to give them a try.
And I found them to be delightful.
from Southern Living
Festive Turkey Roll-Ups
6 (8-inch) flour tortillas
1/2 cup hot pepper jelly with red jalapeño peppers
1/2 cup red raspberry preserves
3/4 cup Ranch vegetable dip (I mixed half a package of Ranch dip mix with 8 oz. of sour cream)
12 thinly sliced turkey breast slices, halved
1 bunch green leaf lettuce
1 1/2 cups (6 oz.) shredded Colby Jack cheese
– Mix together Ranch dip ingredients.
– Microwave tortillas on HIGH 10 to 15 seconds, and set aside.
– Stir together jelly and preserves.
– Spread 2 Tbsp. Ranch dip on 1 side of each tortilla. Top each tortilla with 4 turkey slice halves, and spread with 2 1/2 Tbsp. jelly mixture. Top tortillas evenly with lettuce and cheese.
– Roll up tortillas; wrap with plastic wrap. Chill up to 8 hours.
We cut a couple of roll-ups in half and ate them like sandwiches, and y’all, THEY WERE TASTY. Plus, you’ve got the red of the preserves next to the green of the lettuce, so they really ARE “festive” turkey wraps.
Oh, I adore a theme.
Enjoy, everybody – and have a wonderful weekend!


  1. says

    This just cracked me up…this sandwich I ate yesterday. There is this darling restaurant downtown called the Green Frog. They have coffee, sweets, and even real food.
    There is a sandwich with chicken breast, lettuce, tomato, some yummy dressing/sauce thing and fried dill pickles. Yes ma’am. And, the best part is the name…
    Frickin Sandwich!!!!

  2. Julie Reid says

    I was at the Beth Moore event last night. It was wonderful!!!! My husband came with me and he really enjoyed it. I was so excited to finally get to experience this with him. He even said that he wouldn’t mind coming to a LPM weekend event with me!!! PTL!!! Can you tell how excited I am. Anyway, it was a great evening with Cece and Travis, beautiful worship perfect for this Christmas season. I heard so many women as we were walking out how the word Beth brought was just for them. God is so good. He knows who really needed to be there. Thank you Lifeway gals for all that you do for us. Y’all are truly a blessing!!! Merry Christmas!!

  3. gulley says

    I love that they are called “festive” roll ups. ANd I love that you held back from calling 4 times to talk about supper. I had to hold back from calling 4 times too!

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