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You can make a nice bean salad with the green beans. Stir together drained green beans, drained & rinsed canned (or cooked from scratch) kidney beans and chick peas. Add some sliced onion and a vinaigrette dressing (or just some oil, vinegar, salt & pepper, maybe a little water and minced garlic and a pinch of sugar). With some form of grain (bread, pasta, tortilla, biscuit, crackers) you'd have complete protein for a main meal.

I agree with using the canned cranberry sauce on sandwiches, even peanut butter & jelly. Or on toast, if you like it enough. A slice of canned cranberry sauce would add color and calories to a meal.

There's an Eastern European dish called tsimmes that's made of fresh or canned sweet potatoes/yams, carrot chunks, dried fruit (prines, apples, whatever), and orange juice--usually sugar or honey, but you can use the surup from the canned sweet potatoes. Add a little cinnamon if you like it. Normally baked in an oven, but if you have a slow cooker or electric frying pan (do people still have those? they were ubiquitous in the 70s), that would work just as well I should think. Or just cook it on the stove in a heavy-bottomed pan and stir often to keep it form burning on the bottom.
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