Friday, November 27, 2015

Thanksgiving in a Sandwich


Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday, I know we sure did. We drove down to Tucson and spent the day with family and friends. My daughter and son-in-law prepared two turkeys, one was smoked and the other baked traditionally in the oven. Both were delicious in their own way. The weather was perfect so we ate outside on a long, long table. (Remember this is the winter in Phoenix, Az)

Today, the day after the big feast we start compiling our leftover Thanksgiving sandwiches. The kind of bread used for this long established day after event is a loaf of country white or sourdough bread from the local bakery. After the mayo is applied; a layer of dressing, turkey and cranberry sauce is added. What you end up with is a sweet and savory handheld goodness that is just as good as the big meal the day before. Have fun creating your own special sandwich with leftovers. Hope you all have had a wonderful holiday!


Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

50 comments:

  1. I am really wishing we had more turkey leftovers! I did have enough for turkey noodle soup tonight but I'm craving a sandwich! : ) Glad you had a lovely Thanksgiving.

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    1. Thanks Monica, love this time of year!

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    2. I'm going to try and make turkey for the first time this Christmas and now I know what to do with the leftovers :)

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  2. Sounds wonderful! I love that this is a treasured tradition for you, how fun!

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  3. So glad you have a lovely Thanksgiving. We did and even had some of your warm weather - I think it was 67 degrees here in Virginia. Beautiful and tasty and I made a sandwich out of leftovers too! I think I could eat a stuffing sandwich myself. So good! Have a great weekend :)

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  4. Hi Cheri,
    What a wonderful Thanksgiving you had. Really great to creat this yummy-licious sweet & savoury sandwich with the leftovers. .. Yummy !

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    1. Thanks Karen, loves Thanksgiving leftovers!

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  5. Leftover turkey is the best! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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    1. Thanks Beth, we did. Happy Holidays to you to!

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  6. D'Angelo's has a sub called a "thanksgiving" sub that's like this - but it doesn't beat the homemade aspect of it. Nothing beats homemade turkey and cranberry sauce. I never thought about making it at home until the holidays rolled around - thanks for sharing, it looks great. :-)

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    1. Thanks Pam, leftovers are one of the best things about Thanksgiving.

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  7. Cheri:

    I am glad you had such a nice holiday with family. Thanksgiving outside. Wow....It was a bit too nippy here for outdoor dining but we had a warm holiday nonetheless.

    I love your sandwich tradition. The bread looks awesome and the fillings divine. I sent my son back to college today with a similar sandwich to eat the bus...I made homemade honey/wheat bread, added some harissa and mayo to each slice with turkey, cranberry chutney and a bit of lettuce in between. Great fun.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

    Dena

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    1. Thanks Dena, wow! you made your own bread....... sounds like a wonderful sandwich.

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  8. This is grt way to celebrate Thanksgiving.. Tasty sub

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  9. Hi Cheri , So happy your Thanksgiving was wonderful , what a great sandwich , I will make them with leftover turkey after Christmas . Cheri , I bet leftover ham would be good , I will try them both .
    Pinning Nee :)

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    1. Thanks Nee, Thanksgiving leftovers are the best.

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  10. Turkey with mayo on sourdough gets my vote! Glad you had a Happy Thanksgiving, Cheri.

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  11. Great idea for a sandwich, Cheri. I remember years ago ordering something like this in a take out place in Hilton Head. They even put stuffing in it!

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  12. Absolutely delicious! My favourite part of christmas and thanksgiving always has to be the leftovers (always on a sandwich!) yum! :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Lucie, Happy holidays!

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  13. looks delicious. love cranberries.

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  14. Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that sandwich looks delicious!!!!

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  15. This is a great way to use up leftover after Thanksgiving. I am happy to hear that you had a nice Thanksgiving. Mine was very nice as well.

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  16. Now I wish I had some turkey to make this sandwich! It looks so nice!

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  17. I always have that sandwich the day after Thanksgiving and Christmas. It must be on white bread and include mayonnaise. Sooo delicious!

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  18. Yum! Love a turkey sandwich with cranberry sauce.

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  19. The next day sandwiches are always the best to me! Last year I saw one online that used leftover turkey, dressing, cranberries and they added a slice of cheese and grilled it all - decadent but yummy as well.

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  20. I am quite distressed that we had no leftovers this year because what you made is my absolute favorite sandwich!

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    1. Thanks Abbe, we did not have much this year either.

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  21. I love turkey leftovers. Your sandwich looks grand. How lovely to spend Thanksgiving with your daughter. I'm impressed they managed to cook two turkeys xx

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    1. Thanks Charlie, yes they take Thanksgiving pretty serious......

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  22. Turkey sandwiches are the best thing about Thanksgiving, lol. It's the one time per year that I allow myself to add chips to the plate, lol. They are a must with these yummy treats. I envy you being able to sit outside for the holiday, Cheri!

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    1. Hi Robyn. Sometimes I put chips in my sandwich, I know I'm bad.

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  23. Cheri, sounds like you spent a wonderful Thanksgiving in Tucson, AZ - with family and friends. The meal sounds delicious - with two kinds of turkey.- no surprise that you were left with such wonderful "Left-overs" for sandwiches the next day!

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  24. Cheri - one of these times when I am in Phoenix or you are in Tucson, we will have to get together for coffee! Your Thanksgiving sandwich is perfect after the holiday - it is the one thing I missed about not having a turkey this year!

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    1. Thanks David, I would love that, what a wonderful idea....

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