What do you do with all the leftovers from Thanksgiving? Well my first thought is to eat them every day until there are no more……sigh, but of course, that’s a guy talking, and we all know where that’s headed so we’ll just leave it at that.
Did I mention I cooked a 23-pound turkey for two people? Needless to say almost half of it is now in the freezer along with a quart of gravy….after all these years of cooking for so many people, I just have a hard time making small amounts, it’s not really my fault!
But there is something to be said for Thanksgiving day leftover’s, and that my friends is why I don’t go out for Thanksgiving, because the few years that I did, I still had to cook a turkey the next day……leftovers are a must!
One of my favorite things to do with leftovers, is very simply a turkey sandwich, of course not your garden variety turkey sandwich but one with all the trimmings. In this part of the country, I have come to know it as a Bobbie, a staple of a local deli in West Chester, Pa. Now the deli Capriotti’s makes their Bobbie on a long Italian Sub roll, and the original is stuffing, shredded turkey, mayo, and cranberry sauce. My version goes on a good Sourdough bread toasted, with mayo, stuffing, sliced turkey, whole berry cranberry sauce, and of course cole slaw! Trust me, the cole slaw makes it!
Now if you’re still looking for something else to do with all of that glorious turkey, here’s a recipe for Turkey Pot Pie that I did last Thanksgiving, just click on the link to see the recipe!
My wife’s favorite turkey leftover dish are turkey croquettes. There easy to make and can even be created using leftover stuffing and a little gravy as the binder. It’s a delicious way to use up those leftovers!