The Day After Thanksgiving Sandwich

The Day After Thanksgiving Sandwich

The Day After Thanksgiving Sandwich

I look forward to this day every year. I only get to have this sandwich once a year, because I only have the ingredients once a year. Yes, I could go out and purchase them at other times, and I could make the whole thing so I could have the leftovers at other times of the year, but it wouldn’t be the same. No, it just wouldn’t be the same.

I remember a few years ago, I went to dinner at someone’s house whose husband was allergic to turkey. Can you believe that? Allergic to turkey? A capon was served instead, it was good, but there were no leftovers. So, the day after Thanksgiving, I went to the supermarket and tried to find some turkey. There was no fresh turkey, no even ground turkey. The deli was completely out of turkey, and even the deli section with the packaged luncheon meat was out. I promised myself then that I would NEVER be without turkey the day after Thanksgiving again – and I haven’t.

This year, since it was only the two of us, I got two turkey thighs and made Stuffed Turkey Thighs. They were large enough so we could split one last night, and have the other one today, for The Sandwich. I also made Cranberry Orange Ginger Cream Cheese Salad Ring, and I used stuffing I had left over the in the freezer (Yes, you can save leftover dressing in the freezer).

Warning! This sandwich is messy, and best eaten over the kitchen sink!

The Day After Thanksgiving Sandwich

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The Day After Thanksgiving Sandwich
Recipe type: Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 1 sandwich
This sandwich is best eaten over the sink.
  • Turkey
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Stuffing
  • Mayonnaise
  • White bread
  1. Slather the mayonnaise on each slice of bread. Put turkey, then cranberry sauce, then stuffing, and then the other piece of bread. Eat over the sink.
  2. Quick notes
  3. This sandwich is messy, so you are advised to eat it over the sink.
if you have leftover veggies, add those, too. Add whatever you want, even sweet potatoes.


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