Friday, November 29, 2019

Thanksgiving Leftovers -- My Annual Post

If you're out shopping today, good luck!! I can tell you I will be avoiding shopping in huge crowds. Not my thing. :) So for your enjoyment, if you're a homebody like me (or in between your shopping trips), here's my annual replay of my favorite Thanksgiving leftovers post! This is from 2011. Enjoy!

Missy, here. I wanted to tell you about a wonderful way to use up your Thanksgiving leftovers. I thought I'd share it today so you'd have time to add extra ingredients to your shopping list for next week. (Is it really approaching that quickly??!!)

Last year, I chaperoned a trip with my son's AP U.S. History class. We visited Boston and surrounding areas. At one stop in Concord, we let the kids go do lunch on their own. Several of the teachers and I hit a fantastic restaurant called Main Streets Market and Cafe. I had what I think may have been the best sandwich of my life. The Turkey Cranberry Wrap. I was in heaven. Recently, I decided to recreate this sandwich on my own. (I can't believe I didn't think to do it sooner.)

So, here we go! Pull out those leftovers and get to wrapping!

Get some of those low carb wraps I mentioned a few weeks ago. Spread on cranberry sauce. Your choice of type. My daughter chose jellied, "the kind that's shaped like a can."  :) Layer with baby spinach.

Add dressing. I heated mine.

Then layer on the turkey. Again, I heated mine.

Wrap up and serve with a side of sweet potato fries just for fun. :)

How easy is that?! And it's an amazing sandwich. I ate it leftover on three days last week! And didn't even get sick of it.

What's your favorite thing to make with Thanksgiving leftovers?


  1. Delayed Thanksgiving for us! I have been gone for an unplanned trip for almost a week and have promised some kind of Thanksgiving dinner to the poor hubby fending for himself after I get home. (Hopefully soon!) As far as shopping I might go look at movies after the crowds die out between helping my mom and spending some time with nieces. I love this idea and you keep reminding us so one year I'll actually try it!

    1. Katie, I hope y'all get your dinner together! :)

  2. Ooohhh -- I haven't had sweet potato fries in ages!!!!! And now I'm craving stuffing -- which I haven't had in years! It would go nice in a veggie wrap with some roasted tofu and bell peppers. And a bit of cranberry sauce :-)

    Stores up here have started doing black Friday sales as well. I wasn't planning on hitting a sale (I hate the crowds too) but I hit the mega big grocery store close by first thing this morning and it carries a clothing line. They had marked down items plus 25% off and no tax. I had store points accumulated as well so I got jammmies, two long sleeved t-shirts and 2 pairs of pants for $10.58. Mighty proud of myself. :-) And all because I needed groceries. And no crowds because it was 7:30 in the morning.