Friday, November 26, 2010

The Day After

No doubt there are millions of left over turkey sandwiches being made today.  Even though the world doesn't need another blog about a turkey sandwich, I write this post as a tribute to tradition.  We love our day after sandwiches so much that we roast an extra turkey to be sure there is plenty left over.  I don't want to be the one stuck with scraping meat crumbs off the carcass trying to assemble one last sandwich to satisfy an addiction.  I want nice full slices of white breast meat.  And yes, I need this sandwich like a turbo shopper needs black Friday.  While the shoppers scramble for deals, I sit comfortably on my couch eating the perfect sandwich.

The sandwich I call "The Day After" is simple and pure.  It's one sandwich that doesn't need to be molested by a foodie trying to jazz it up. 
Don't screw with it.  Just enjoy it for what it is.  I do like a new spin on an old classic, and I will do that for this sandwich someday, but NOT today.  Today is about embracing pure tradition.

The Line Up:
Left over turkey
Left over cornbread dressing (the real reason we make "The Dressing".  See post.) Get it to room temp.
White bread (Pure unadulterated processed, gluten laced, bad for you, soft, heavenly white bread.  Okay.)
Mayonnaise (If the foodie in you must do something, make your own mayo. However, Hellmann's is hard to beat)
Fresh cracked black pepper to taste
Salt to taste (shouldn't need much if any at all)
Cranberry relish (I can't decide, so I will make one with and one without and eat them both)

The fixin part:
Spread a generous amount of mayo on both slices of bread.
Crack some black pepper onto the mayo.  (Very important step)
Layer on one side as much turkey as you can stand and others will allow
Spread on cornbread dressing
Cranberry relish option
Put the sides together, cut in half, turn on The Food Network, and tell Guy Fieri to put that in his pipe and smoke it.

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