The Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich

28 11 2012

One of the reasons I decided to cook a whole turkey instead of just turkey breasts was because I wanted leftovers. I mean who doesn’t love an overstuffed turkey sandwich with all the fixins’? And when it comes to making said overstuffed sandwich, Bill Berry proved to be quite the expert.

Yup, that would be Bill’s double-decker turkey sandwich that was outta control delicious. Here’s how he made it:

First, he started with some Trader Joe’s pumpkin butter which I brought back from my weekend trip to Chicago. And yes, I paid $20 to check my bag so that I could bring back three jars of it (and some trail mix, sesame cashews, and chocolate.) So worth it.

Then he sliced some of his tequila laced sweet potatoes, and added the first layer of turkey.

He was careful not to overload, since he had many more layers to go.

Then he smeared some fancy mustard onto the next slice of bread to finish off the first half of his sandwich.

I could have dug in right then, but no siree, there was still half of the sandwich to go!

Next up: cranberry sauce. No post-Thanksgiving turkey sandwich is complete without it!

And why not add some more carbs to the sandwich in the form of stuffing?

“Is it soup done yet?”

Nope, there was still a layer of turkey, arugula, and a thin spread of miracle whip to go before Bill stepped back and said it was done.

Check out those layers!

After a quick diagonal slice and a few photos, the ultimate sandwich was ready to eat.

Mmmm. I don’t think I’ll ever make a boring turkey sandwich again!

Question of the day: How did you use your leftovers?