Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving Leftovers--Turkey Avocado Club

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! In a couple days all of our Thanksgiving feast will be well over, our stomachs bursting at the seems and we will be busily out shopping all of those great Black Friday sales. Before the craziness of the weekend came I wanted to post a few of my favorite ways to use your leftover Thanksgiving foods. Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!

This sandwich was inspired from one of Melanie's delicious recipes, we just gave it a little twist. The warm panini is a delicious way to use your leftover turkey and is packed with a lot of great flavor!

Turkey Avocado Club with Sundried Tomato Mayo
8 slices bacon, cooked and drained
1 avocado, sliced thin
2 c. spinach leaves
8 slices swiss cheese
2 c. shredded turkey breast or good quality turkey lunchmeat
2 fresh tomatoes, sliced (optional)
4 ciabatta buns
Sundried Tomato Mayo
1/2 c. mayonnaise
1/2 c. sundried tomatoes, packed in oil and rinsed, and chopped
1/2 t. oregano
Salt & pepper
Dash of cayenne pepper

Cook the bacon until crispy and then drain on a paper towel. Slice the fresh tomatoes and avocado thinly. Shred the turkey breast. Prepare the sundried tomato mayo and season as desired. Spread the sundried tomato mayo on both sides of each ciabatta bun. On each sandwich place the swiss cheese (on both sides of the bun) and then layer the bacon, avocado, spinach, turkey breast and tomatoes. Close the sandwich and place on a panini grill or on a griddle and cook until the cheese begins to melt and the sandwich gets golden and crispy. Serve the sandwich warm with a cold pickle on the side.

Ultimate Terrific Turkey Sandwiches--great with that leftover turkey, rolls, stuffing and cranberry!

Turkey Cranberry Wraps--great with leftover turkey & cranberry.

Ham & Turkey Party Rolls--use your leftover ham, turkey & rolls. These party rolls come together quickly and are a HUGE crown pleaser!

Turkey Green Chile Melts--a delicious & unique sandwich that uses your leftover turkey.


Anonymous said...

Can't wait to try your recipes! Do you have wraps or tortillas in your
food storage. How do you store them.


Anonymous said...

Love the Turkey Melt--I add a little cayenne or red pepper flakes to the canned green peppers--kickes up the flavors, just a notch! Love your blog!!

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Shandra said...

Thank you! Yes, a little cayenne does help kick the spice up a notch and add more flavor. Thanks for giving us that added idea ;)

I don't have tortillas in my food storage, but I do keep the ingredients to make them on hand (flour, water, shortening, salt, etc.) They are simple to make (I have a recipe on this blog for my favorite recipe), or just keep several packages in your freezer (I 20 or more). we would be SAD without tortillas. We love them wrapped in nearly everything ;) Thanks for the comments and I hope you enjoy these recipes!

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