For years, ever since we moved too far away from our families to get together with them on a regular basis, we've invited friends who are in the same situation to our house for the big dinner.
After all, what better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than with friends and family?
This year we had seventeen at our house. Every family brought something for the meal and we had a wonderful time. :) I hope your Thanksgiving was just as full of blessings as ours.
But then comes the day after Thanksgiving. And leftovers.
I always assign leftover turkey to certain favorite meals, like the Turkey Tetrazzini Missy shared last week. (Find that recipe here.)
But when we have leftover potatoes and gravy (an almost unheard-of event!), we fix Turkey Manhattans.
Easy-Peasy, and sooooo good!
No recipe, just layer the goodness on your plate:
First layer: bread. I use bread leftover from making bread cubes for the dressing on Thanksgiving. You need one slice per person.
Second layer: turkey. Sliced white meat is the best.
Third layer: mashed potatoes. To heat them up, warm them in a pan with a little added milk and butter.
Fourth layer: gravy. All over your sandwich.
Oh yes, it's comfort food to the max! But after this (at least until Christmas!), I'm staying away from the starchy carbs and sticking to the other yummy fruits and veggies.
Of course, if you're a just-turned-twenty-one bean pole of a guy, then you can fix your serving this way:
Add a salad and a veggie - if you have room on your plate :)
You can also make this sandwich with chicken or beef - just switch the gravy for the beef version.
Now it's time to talk turkey (sorry, I couldn't resist!). How was your Thanksgiving? Did you have any leftovers?