Saturday, November 26, 2011

Tea Sandwich Saturday #48 - Thanksgiving Leftovers

My husband walked in the kitchen just as I was finishing up this week's tea sandwiches. "Those look almost like turkeys!" he said brightly. "Almost?" I said. "ALMOST?" Being the smart man he is, he immediately changed his tune. "I mean, they look JUST like turkeys! Exactly like turkeys!" Indeed.

Actually, I do realize my artistry here could use a little finessing, but I absolutely *love* sandwiches made of Thanksgiving leftovers and didn't see why they couldn't be adapted for teatime.

I first discovered the turkey/dressing/cranberry sauce sandwich several years ago at a Boots drugstore in London, of all places. I couldn't imagine why you'd want to pile all that between two slices of bread, but out of curiosity I got one of the sandwiches and loved it! The only problem is, only once a year do you have all the proper ingredients. Fortunately for me, my sweet sister, who hosted us for Thanksgiving on Thursday, let me take home some of her (wonderful!) leftovers so I could try to make tea sandwiches.

The "leftovers" tea sandwich was made with white bread, and for the other two I used the Pepperidge Farm cranberry swirl bread with cranberry sauce on one, almond slices on the other. I tried to completely outline one whole slice of bread with almonds, but it ended up looking like a lopsided heart so I ditched that idea. So if you haven't eaten up your Thanksgiving leftovers just yet, give the "leftovers" sandwich a try. You just might be surprised!

11 comments:

Martha said...

Cute sandwiches. We had a "Thanksgiving" sandwich at the Marble House, Newport and fell in love with it -- I've done turkey and cranberry for YEARS but hd never added the dressing -- that makes it pretty special!

Traveling Bells said...

Those sammies are almost the bestest part of turkey day. I make them, too, but don't do the fancy kind. That's what we'll be eating tomorrow!

Denise :) said...

Turkey sandwiches with cranberry have been a staple for ages, but these look so cute -- I don't have a turkey cookie cutter. I think I may need one now! And I'll definitely give the stuffing addition a try, too! :)

Marilyn said...

YUM! One of my favorite sandwiches in Fort Morgan was a turkey sandwich with cranberry sauce and orange cream cheese spread. It was yummy. Sadly the place is now closed. The comment to your husband was priceless.♥♫

Marilyn said...

I think the sandwiches look just like turkeys, but always wondered about those plastic cookie cutters for cutting bread. You seem to make it work. I think I would throw in a little cream cheese here too. Turkey and cranberries would make a yummy sandwich.

Steph said...

Yumm! I've been looking for the cranberry bread and have yet to score, but I'll keep on the trail!

Beth Rang said...

Those sandwiches are SO cute! It's funny. I practically live on Boots egg mayo sandwiches when I'm in London. I was in Bath last year for Thanksgiving day and I had a mini sized sausage roll where they used ground turkey, spices and dried cranberries. Very yummy as well, and that would be fun for a Thanksgiving tea.

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

DELIIIIIISSSH! and cute....the best combo, I say!

Ginger said...

how cute! I've seen sandwiches similar to this but I've never tried them. I like all the ingredients separate just never thought to put them on a sandwich.

Letizia said...

Your posts are really lovely so I have reported a link to your blog on my tea ceremony blog (italian and english).
(if you're interested the link is http://cerimoniadelte.blogspot.com/ )
If you want you can return the favor.
Thank's. Letizia

Anonymous said...

Hello Angela, such delicious looking sandwiches - so creative too! Leftovers are one of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving.
Hope you & yours had a wonderful holiday, Joanie