Sunday, November 18, 2012

Turkey Sandwich #Thanksgiving #Leftovers

On Thanksgiving, my husband will be celebrating 11 weeks in the hospital. Well, celebrating might not be the right word, but we continue to see gradual improvements, and that's something to be happy about. Despite that happiness, I'm really not in the mood for my usual Thanksgiving celebration this year.

Not only is my husband not going to be home for Thanksgiving, but he's also not able to eat anything yet, so it's not like I could bring him a meal - not even mashed potatoes and gravy. And there's no way I want to spend a lot of time prepping and cooking a huge meal that would keep me away from the hospital.

But that didn't stop me from buying a turkey. At this time of year, they're just about the cheapest meat you can buy. How could I pass that up? So I bought a turkey and disassembled it so I could make smaller meals from all the parts. A few days ago I roasted a breast half.

The day after Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year. The house is clean and all the usual chores are done, I'm looking forward to a few days off of work with no big obligations to do anything, and I have fantastic leftovers.

That's what I was most looking forward to with that turkey breast - turkey sandwiches.

Of course, there's the traditional turkey, mayo and tomato sandwich, but I decided to change things up a bit. And of course the bread was home made. Of course ...

The extras on this beauty were raspberry jam and Roth Horseradish & Chive Havarti cheese. Of course, if you've got cranberry sauce, you could use that instead of the raspberry jam. And then I pressed and warmed the sandwich in a sandwich press. Perfect!

What's your favorite Thanksgiving leftover? Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag in Twitter to share your thoughts and get ideas before the big day-after.