How to build a Triple Decker Leftovers Sandwich

Leftovers Turkey Sandwich~ Blooming on Bainbridge
Hello!
Hello out there!
It's me! I'm here! I'm back!
I've been entertaining/hosting friends and family from The South, in our home, for the past several weeks. When I wasn't entertaining and hosting I was prepping to entertain and host. By the time Thanksgiving rolled around I basically put my phone and camera to rest so I could kick back and totally enjoy the holiday. Do you ever do that? Shut down the camera and phone and savor every minute of just being in the moment with special friends and family? I can remember doing that when Bridget came to visit. By the time she and her family arrived for dinner, all I wanted to do was enjoy the time together not worrying about taking pictures, editing pictures, instagraming, facebooking, and tweeting. That's what I decided to do the day before Thanksgiving...ENJOY the moments with family who had flown all the way from Alabama to spend the holidays with us.
Let's talk about leftovers! Foodies out there are creating all kinds of lusciousness with Thanksgiving leftovers. Take a look at Jessica's Leftover Breakfast Sandwich! And Bev's Thanksgiving Turkey Tater Sliders. 
We all know that leftovers are the best part of a holiday meal.
I like leftovers piled high and layered on a sandwich with WHITE bread! You heard me. White bread is the only bread that'll do when it comes to building a triple decker sandwich with leftovers. You can build it with grainy, seedy, nutritious Dave's Killer Bread {which I totally LOVE and always buy} but trust me...it will not be the same.
Here's how I pile on leftovers to create the most scrumptious, flavorful sandwich ever!
Obviously it begins with leftovers.
HEAT the leftovers before building the sandwich. Photobucket Lay out three slices of white bread. Spread lite mayo on all three pieces. Coat both sides of the middle slice. Photobucket Begin with a layer of turkey followed by a layer of cranberry sauce.
I made Old-Fashioned Cranberry Sauce which I had pinned on my Thanksgiving Pinterest board. The recipe calls for a sweet red wine, onion, fresh ginger, orange rind and sugar.  I substituted the sugar with Stevia and it was honestly the best cranberry sauce I've ever tasted.
Add a layer of dressing. Photobucket Place the middle slice of bread, coated with mayo on both sides, on top of the dressing. Photobucket Spread a layer of green bean casserole. This Green Bean Casserole is seriously one of the best things I've ever tasted. The cheesy, wine sauce is smooth and luscious. It's topped with panko bread crumbs and french fried onions. Soooo good!
Photobucket Top layer of green bean casserole with a pile of mashed potatoes. Photobucket You can't go wrong whipping up Ree's Creamy Mashed PotatoesPhotobucket Smoooooosh the taters down. Smooooooooshing is an important step in the process. Don't forget to SMOOSH.
Sprinkle with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Top off with remaining slice of mayo-ed bread.
Photobucket Give the tripled decker sandwich one more good SMOOSH. Smoosh until mashed potatoes pop out from inside. Photobucket There you have it. Feast your eyes on the most luscious layers ever piled high on mayo-ed white bread. Seriously. If you're all out of Thanksgiving leftovers...plan to build your own leftovers sandwich the day after Christmas. I promise. You'll love it! Photobucket Let the Holiday Season begin!
Love and hugs to you sweet friends!
Hope your holidays are filled with laughter, love and lots of leftovers!
xo
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10 comments:

  1. Well, hello most perfect turkey sandwich ever!

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  2. OMG so so amazing.. when can i come over?

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  3. I had to laugh at your turkey sandwich; never seen anything like it before, yet it looks so good and I don't even eat turkey! Glad I dropped by!

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous blog! Wow! I went directly to the other room to show my wife because I knew she would love it (and she did!).
    Justin K.
    Writing Pad Dad
    http://WritingPadDad.blogspot.com

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  5. T....I understand wanting to be "present" for time with people we care about with all our hearts, but live too far away to see very often. When my granddaughter, age 16...got out of the car at our home in Lake Stevens last week (after her ride from SeaTac and flight from Nashville)...she shrieked "I'm so glad to be in my favorite place in the whole wide world"! I was soooooo taken by that...you can bet she had my attention. Nothing else came close! We had the best Thanksgiving week with our much missed southern family! Hopefully we can sell our house next year and move to Nashville. I miss them all soooooo much.
    Cheryl Ann

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  6. T....I understand wanting to be "present" for time with people we care about with all our hearts, but live too far away to see very often. When my granddaughter, age 16...got out of the car at our home in Lake Stevens last week (after her ride from SeaTac and flight from Nashville)...she shrieked "I'm so glad to be in my favorite place in the whole wide world"! I was soooooo taken by that...you can bet she had my attention. Nothing else came close! We had the best Thanksgiving week with our much missed southern family! Hopefully we can sell our house next year and move to Nashville. I miss them all soooooo much.
    Cheryl Ann

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  7. Melted seedless-red raspberry jam..in place of water and sugar..makes a delicious sauce,too! The original recipe called for lemon zest..and a pinch of spice, if you like. For a variation, swap the jam for melted orange marmalade and walnuts.. I've only tried the jam with lemon zest (added at the end) YUM! I'm hungry..-ann

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  8. Brings back memories T! Mom would make the amazing Thanksgiving dinner...we'd eat a 2:00 and then be back at the fridge at 6 or 7pm to make one of the above sandwiches! I haven't had one in years since I go to my sister's for dinner. But you have inspired me to get crackin' and cook up a turkey breast with all of the fixins.....just so I can enjoy a slice of heaven...and a wonderful memory. :)

    Darlene :) Have a magical day!!

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  9. OH my gosh! That SANDWICH!!! It belongs on a restaurant menu!!! It would NEVER have occurred to me to put green bean casserole on a sandwich, but I guess that's what makes it healthy!!!

    You are SO right about the WHITE bread! I bought sourdough this year. Those turkey sandwiches were just NOT the same. :( I think I may need to recreate the day just for these sandwiches!

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    1. Honest to goodness Bridget!
      This was the BEST sandwich I've ever tasted!
      Promise me you will make that green bean casserole recipe!
      You will love it!
      xo

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