Fall is here!!!
Here at NellieBellie, fall is a favorite. We love the cool weather, the cozy sweaters, the autumn colors, and the delicious foods. This Thanksgiving sandwich is just one of the many foods we look forward to eating at this time of year (although, we sneak it in many times of year!). We are also huge soup eaters, love warm homemade bread, and prefer hot coffee beverages to the cold ones of summer. We could write post after post documenting all of our coffee creations! But back to the sandwich…
How do we decide if a sandwich is “fall” worthy? Basically, if it’s old-fashioned and reminds us of good ol’ home cooking, it can be considered for fall food status. This criteria eliminates quite a few options…but not this Thanksgiving sandwich!
See..we don’t actually like Thanksgiving food much. We like the leftovers. The meal itself we could do without. But we can’t go without the next-day food creations. This Thanksgiving sandwich is one such creation…and we now make it multiple times a year. It combines all those pieces of the Thanksgiving meal into one single amazing, delicious explosion of flavor. And, if you are smart about how you prepare the pieces of this Thanksgiving sandwich, it doesn’t need to take much time to make. Even if you aren’t using Thanksgiving leftovers!
Thanksgiving Sandwich Ingredients:
- Rolls (we prefer croissants)
- Thick-sliced turkey (we often get ours from the deli)
- Mashed potatoes (pre-made are available in the dairy section)
- Cranberry Sauce (can we admit we use the canned stuff?)
- Gravy (optional)
Thanksgiving Sandwich Directions:
- Make stuffing according to directions on box, if necessary.
- Warm the gravy, and mashed potatoes (we purchased pre-made potatoes in the refrigerated section, you could make your own if you want to be more awesome).
- Spread generous amount of cranberry sauce on both sides of your roll, add turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes to the bottom slice. Place the top on the sandwich. Drizzle the entire sandwich with gravy (if preferred).
We hope that your family sits about the table chowing on this sandwich smiling, chatting, and enjoying themselves. And that the time you saved preparing a fancy supper can instead be spent hearing the latest boy troubles from your girl, or the math woes from your 6th grader. You know…the important stuff. If you need more ideas for quick recipes check out our Lazy Recipes page.
And if you’re looking for great holiday foods, try: