Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Thanksgiving Leftovers Grilled Cheese

I may have made the greatest Thanksgiving leftovers sandwich ever.
If I do say so myself.

I was inspired by this fantastic, amazing blog:  Grilled Cheese Social.
A whole blog dedicated to nothing but grilled cheese recipes? Um, she's a genius.

While staying at my parents' house this past weekend, I rummaged through the fridge for everything Thanksgiving, plus everything grilled cheese. Plus avocado. Because it's awesome.
They didn't have any stuffing or mashed potatoes left, but there was turkey and cranberry sauce galore.
Let the sandwich making begin!

I took 2 slices of white bread, spread mayonnaise on both sides, then layered turkey and some Muenster cheese. (I actually made this twice...I know, I know...it was that good, and once used shredded Jack cheese instead. I recommend either. or both!) Then, added a layer of sliced avocado, and topped with spoonfuls of chunky cranberry sauce.
Then, carefully closed the sandwich, and buttered both outsides of the bread. Listen, mayo...butter...I didn't say healthy, low-fat Thanksgiving leftovers grilled cheese. I said AMAZING. So, just do it. The butter makes the outside so much toastier. Yes, that's a word. So there.
Grill in a pan over medium heat, until bread is toasted, and cheese is melted.
Slice diagonally like us fancy people do, and enjoy the amazingness.


Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with family and lots of food!
I sure did. Isn't my hometown, where my parents still live, just so pretty? I was loving all the fall leaves!
Lovely Auburn, CA.

ALSO, In other news, Trader Joe's said they should be re-stocking the long sold out Honey Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli and Pumpkin cereal bars after Thanksgiving, and low and behold, they weren't lyin'!!

And now my kitchen is restocked with all this pumpkin goodness!
So there.

I have linked up over at Inspiration for Moms' Throwback Thursday Linky Party!

and over at Crafty Allie's Friday Follow Along Linky Party TGiF!