Let’s get real.
Sometimes the Thanksgiving leftovers just end up being, for lack of a better description, boring. As the turkey dries out it gets harder and harder to swallow. If you are like me, that is about the time to turn to Pinterest to type in “leftover turkey” for inspiration.
Recently KFSM Channel 5 Morning News reached out for a three-part series on Thanksgiving. Part 1 covered the pre-planning, Part 2 talked about spicing it up and adding charm, and Part 3 was all about leftovers. My goal for the leftover segment was to create a dish that incorporated many key ingredients of Thanksgiving leftovers, the turkey, rolls, and cranberry sauce.
Create a sandwich, right?
Close, but not quite.
I created an appetizer with the leftover turkey, rolls, and cranberry sauce and added goat cheese as the extra ingredient. As Channel 5 Morning News anchor Heather Lewis said quite aptly, “this is like a buffet for the mouth.”
Well said, Heather.
Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Appetizer
3 leftover Thanksgiving rolls
12 slices of leftover Thanksgiving turkey breast or dark meat
6 tablespoons of cranberry sauce
6 tablespoons of goat cheese, softened
Cut the rolls diagonally into slices.
Take a knife and spread a layer of goat cheese on each slice, approximately 1 tablespoon per slice.
Spoon a layer of cranberry sauce on each slide on top of the goat cheese, approximately 1 tablespoon per slice.
Place turkey on top of cranberry sauce.
If you want to take it to the next level, heat the broil in a toaster oven and place the appetizer under the broiler for about a minute or until the goat cheese starts to soften BEFORE adding the turkey on top. We certainly don’t want to dry out the turkey even more.
Eat well, my friends. Eat well.