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Thanksgiving Leftover Makeovers

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Want to make the most of your holiday leftovers, without boring your family with turkey sandwiches every day? Here are some suggestions to try!

Totally Awesome Turkey Burritos
Drain a can of black beans, and heat it in a saucepan with 1 cup of your favorite salsa. Add shredded turkey to the mix until well-heated. Cook a pot of rice. Build a burrito bar with grated cheddar, sour cream, fresh sliced jalapeños, sliced limes, salsa, and flour tortillas. Enjoy!

Cranberry Cream Cheese
Great for spreading on toast for breakfast, or a quick snack on a cracker. Mix your leftover cranberry sauce with cream cheese in a mixer on slow, mixing it well. You can add as much cream cheese as you like, until you reach a good spreadable consistency.

Stuffing, Sunnyside Up
Take two cups of leftover stuffing and make into 2 patties, similar in shape and size to a large burger. Take a large frying plan and melt two tablespoons of lightly salted butter. Put the patties in the pan and cook until golden brown on bottom. Flip, and then crack an egg over each patty, and add salt and pepper to taste. Cover and cook for 4 minutes, or until eggs set.

Holiday Fun Runs

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Looking to get in shape during the holiday season? Here is a list of runs happening around the First Coast during the holidays. What better way to burn some of those extra feast day calories?

1. Turkey Clot Trot
November 22- Metropolitan Park

2. Casa Jingle All the Way 5k
December 6: Jekyll Island

3. Running of the Bulls 5k
December 6: Hemming Plaza

4. Reindeer Run Half Marathon and 5k
December 7: Fernandina Beach

5. Divas Half Marathon
December 7: St. Augustine Beach

6. Festival of Lights 5k
December 13: San Marco Square

7. Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis
December 20: Jacksonville Landing

8. 38th The Last Gasp Cross Country Race
December 21: Jacksonville University

9. 32nd Annual Jacksonville Bank Marathon and 5k
December 28: The Bolles School

Shopping for a Cause

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Embrace the true spirit of the holiday season by giving back while you shop! Here is a list of stores that you can build karma while you shop for those you love.

1. The non-profit Vision is Priceless is partnering with The Shoppes of Avondale to take care of children and adults on the First Coast who need eye exams, prescription glasses or other eye care. Check out to find out more about this one-day shopping event on November 18th that will give back to this non-profit.

2. Bluetique is an upscale thrift store located in Ponte Vedra Beach. Bluetique is associated with the Goodwill thrift store chain and the revenue generated by sold goods is used to provide education and jobs to people with disabilities and special needs.
832-2 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl 32082
Mon. – Sat.: 10 – 7 p.m., Sunday: 12 – 5 p.m.

3. New to You Resale Store sells donated items like furniture, clothes, electronics, books, sporting goods and more. Funds raised from the resale store are used to provide assistance to individuals and families in need through the Barnabas non-profit in Nassau County.
930 S. 14th St., Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034
Mon. – Sat.: 9:30 – 5:30 p.m.

4. The Purple Dove Resale Center sells donated items to provide prevention and intervention services to domestic violence victims and to educate the community to change behaviors and attitudes that relate to domestic violence.
474311 E. SR 200, Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034
Mon. – Fri.: 10 – 5 p.m., Sat.: 9 – 5

5. The Beam Thrift Store in Jacksonville Beach sells donated items to fund BEAM services to families in need. Profits may buy a struggling family’s groceries, pay an electric bill or rent.
1110 Shetter Ave., Jacksonville Beach, Fl 32250
Tues. – Sat.: 10 – 5 p.m.

6. The City Rescue Mission Thrift Store helps pay for the programs offered at CRM as well as give work experience to the people in the LifeBuilders program.
5343 Normandy Blvd, Jacksonville, Fl 32205
Mon. – Sat.: 9 – 4 p.m.

7. The non- profit Betty Griffin House has two thrift store locations on the First Coast that raise funds to offer protection, counseling, assistance and transitional support to victims of domestic violence or sexual assault.
1961 A1A S., St. Augustine, Fl 32080
Mon. – Sat.: 9 – 6 p.m.
445 SR 13, Fruit Cove, Fl 32259
Mon. – Sat.: 9 – 6 p.m., Sun.: 12 – 5 p.m.

8. Goldfinch Boutique sells charity bracelets and donates 25% of the profits from the bracelets to nine national and international non-profits.
77 San Marco Ave. Suite 1, St. Augustine, Fl 32084
Mon. – Sat.: 11 – 6 p.m., Sun.: 12- 5 p.m.

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