This is a repost from last year, but as the Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey & Stuffing Sandwich is truly timeless, I felt it fair that this post could be too.
A few notes for this year: Baby Boy is now Toddler Boy, and we have a new Baby Boy who is just a few weeks old and not cut out for eating stuffing just yet. But Toddler Boy did indeed eat stuffing, as well as sweet potato casserole, a few bites of biscuit, and other odds and ends. It was more a “Tasting” of Thanksgiving for him, but that is alright. Can’t wait for next year! Until then, if you’ve got leftovers still in your fridge, you have got to give this sandwich a try!
We hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving! We did. Baby Boy too. He got to try some turkey – his first time eating meat. Being his father’s son he loved it, of course. Sitting on my lap as I broke off little pieces of turkey, Baby Boy would open his mouth and grab at my hand for more.
He’ll have to wait a few years though until I can share this delicious turkey and stuffing sandwich with him – at least until he gets some teeth. Again, being my son, I know he is going to devour this sandwich just as quickly as I do. It’s my favorite! So although Thanksgiving is over and hopefully you’ve used up your leftovers by now, I wanted to share this sandwich with you.
This sandwich isn’t going to win any awards for attractiveness. But you know, often times its the ugly and messy sandwiches that taste the best. The Thanksgiving leftover turkey sandwich is kind of a hallmark of the holiday. Either later that Thanksgiving night, or the next day for lunch, you pull out those leftovers and whip up a tasty sandwich. And because it’s Thanksgiving, you are pretty much guaranteed to have leftovers. I think it’s a requirement of the holiday. And if there is a chance you won’t have leftovers you make a second bird just to make sure of it – yep, I’ve done that.
Let’s be honest here. This post isn’t so much a recipe as it is an ode to my favorite sandwich – the Thanksgiving leftover turkey sandwich. Everyone has their own variation. Mine is this: some leftover turkey, a scoop of Mom’s sausage stuffing, a spoonful of Dad’s gravy. I heat that all up in a fry pan and toss it onto toast with some salt, pepper and mayonnaise. Garnish with some cranberry sauce on the side and I’m in heaven.
So there you have it. That’s how I like my Thanksgiving leftover turkey sandwich. And one day, Baby Boy is going to get to enjoy it as well.