When you know your taste buds crave more excitement than a turke rice casserole with cream-of-whatever soup (although that can be great comfort food on a blustery evening), a turkey sandwich is a simple, easy to prepare meal to enjoy at the kitchen table.
Or, if you just have to go out shopping on Black Friday weekend, instead of walking yourself to a frazzle and then waiting in another interminable line to buy and chomp down a fast food nightmare, wrap this yummy sandwich up and tote it and a bottle of water along for that moment when you feel you absolutely have to sit down or no one will receive holiday gifts from you. (If you won’t eat it for a couple of hours, toss one of those freezer blue ice units in the lunch bag to keep the turkey, cheese, and water cool and comfortable.)
Ingredients for one sandwich:
- turkey slices
- cooked or dried cranberries or a bit of cranberry sauce
- leftover veggies from Thanksgiving dinner
- cream cheese or Neufchatel, Boursin, or Aloutte cheese
- 2 slices whole grain bread
- Penzeys Sandwich Sprinkle
- salt and freshly-ground black pepper
- a slice of tomato
- grated or sliced cheese (Muenster, Provolone, Gruyere, American, Cheddar)
- alfalfa sprouts (optional)
- Using any veggie leftover, mince it finely, and add a tablespoon or so of diced cooked or dried cranberries.
- Mix these into soft cream cheese (or Neufchatel cheese or Boursin or Alouette) and spread on whole grain bread slices (number of finished sandwiches wanted x 2).
- If you have Penzey’s Sandwich Sprinkle, dust some on the filling; but if you don’t, and want to improvise your own favorite seasoning taste, just mix it up and use it. If you’re not sure where to go with that idea, try freshly-ground black pepper, salt-free seasoning, and a bit of thyme or tarragon.
- Add slices of turkey to half the bread slices, pop on a tomato slice, and top with grated or sliced cheese (as suggested, or any other cheese you like or have on hand).
- Add as much lettuce as you like, and even some alfalfa sprouts, a wonderful complement to the cream cheese.
- Top with the other slices of bread and cut the sandwiches in half.
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