I’m not trying to tell you what to do with your Thanksgiving leftovers, which we take very seriously around here, but just in case you need any ideas I thought I would share my favorite way to enjoy them. A turkey and cranberry sandwich is my all time favorite sandwich. If any restaurant offers one on the menu, I will order it without even looking any further.
The recipe here lies not in the sandwich itself, but in the cranberry pecan mayonnaise. Just a little twist to make your thanksgiving leftovers more than just leftovers!
I hope you are all having a lovely weekend. I successfully resisted the urge to set up my Christmas tree before Thanksgiving, so that is on the agenda for today. Happy Leftover’s Day!
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The cranberry pecan mayonnaise will make your Thanksgiving leftovers more than just leftovers!
Cranberry Pecan Mayonnaise (makes enough for 4 sandwiches)
- 1/2 cup good quality mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup whole cranberry sauce
- 1/4 cup toasted chopped pecans
For the Sandwich (per sandwich)
- 1/4 pound sliced turkey
- 2 slices bread
- 2 slices provolone cheese
- baby spinach or greens
- In a small bowl, mix cranberry sauce and mayonnaise together. Add toasted pecans. Assemble the sandwich and enjoy!
To toast your pecans, place them in a dry pan on medium heat, stirring occasionally. They will start to smell nice and toasty after a few minutes. Watch carefully so they don’t burn. This will release their oils and enhance the flavor.
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