I don’t know about you guys, but I think I have just as many big plans for my Thanksgiving leftovers, as I do for the meal itself.
The leftovers are kind of the best part aren’t they?
Here is one of the ones I am currently dreaming about.
It’s an open-faced sandwich kind of thing.
Open-faced sandwiches just seem more hearty. Which is weird because they are missing a whole piece of bread. But I don’t know. You put two pieces of bread around some turkey and cheese, and it feels like a light lunch. But you take away a piece of bread, spoon on a little more gravy, use a fork and knife, and suddenly it feels like a hearty weeknight supper.
This starts off with a thick piece of sourdough bread that you place under the broiler for a couple of minutes until it gets super crispy and brown on each side.
Then you pile on the turkey as high as you please, a generous dribbling of gravy, and a thick slice or two of a sharp cheddar cheese.
Then back under the broiler it goes for a few minutes more until the cheese starts to bubble and run all over the pan with the hot gravy. Definitely scoop up that gravy and cheese overflow and put it back on your sandwich, or tear off another hunk of bread and rake it up before someone sees you and tries to take some for themselves (Hey, it is a well known fact that The Dude and The Hubs are food thieves).
I’m not going to give you an exact recipe because I’m pretty sure you know how much turkey, cheese, and gravy you would like on a slice of bread. Now go on out to the store and pick up a loaf of sourdough so you can have this on Friday before you go Christmas shopping.
Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!