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Thanksgiving Dinner and Delicious Leftovers


Thanksgiving dinner was a success! Matt and I had a wonderful meal and I thoroughly enjoyed putting my own twist on a few classic recipes. We did, however, miss our families and look forward to spending time with them on Christmas. Our Thanksgiving menu included: homemade cranberry sauce, semi-homemade cornbread stuffing, chive and cream cheese mashed potatoes, homemade yeast rolls, and of course turkey and from scratch gravy. I also made a few desserts! You can check out my quick and delicious apple pie recipe and be on the lookout for Matt’s favorite dessert, cream cheese pumpkin roll. We had a lot to be thankful for this year and I am so glad I was able to prepare such a flavorful meal for my well deserving husband.

The turkey was fantastic! I stuffed the cavity with oranges, lemons, sage, thyme and fresh sprigs or rosemary. I made a compound butter with sage, thyme, rosemary, and fresh cracked black pepper that I spread on the skin of the turkey. I basted the turkey regularly with pan drippings and some melted butter infused with the same herbs I listed above. It was so good! I’m glad we have a lot of leftovers!

One of Matt’s favorites sandwiches is the Turkey Cranberry sandwich from Paradise Cafe and Bakery. I decided to draw inspiration from that when looking for a way to repurpose our leftovers. I used my homemade cranberry sauce (Never made it? It’s so easy! Throw a bag of cranberries into a small stock pot with 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water, a splash of orange juice and apple cider, as well as a generous pinch of cinnamon and orange rind and let it simmer on the stove until the cranberries break down and the sugar thickens the sauce. It only takes about 20 minutes and is a thousand times more delicious than the canned variety!) and avocado on this sandwich and it really made the sandwich fantastic. I also added a generous sprinkle of my semi-homemade cornbread stuffing (I’ll fill you in on this recipe later!).

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BLT Recipe Redo. Modern Twist. Divine Results.

BLT Recipe Redo. Modern Twist. Divine Results.

Who doesn’t love a good BLT?

Well…I don’t because I hate tomatoes….and mayonnaise….with a passion. So maybe I don’t love BLTs in a traditional sense–but this recipe I came up with is more than fantastic. It’s delectable.

Let me set the recipe redo stage for you:

  • Brown sugar & cracked black pepper center cut bacon
  • Low fat mozzarella cheese
  • Avocado
  • Spinach
  • And the star of the sandwich–homemade sun dried tomato pesto
I almost wish that I would have made an extra sandwich to keep in the fridge for later. Give this recipe a shot–but don’t make the mistake I did–make a few extra sandwiches.

The Ingredients:

Necessary equipment: food processor 

  • Center cut bacon
  • Brown sugar
  • Avocado
  • Spinach
  • Cheese of your liking 
  • Whole grain bread 
  • Sun dried tomatos
  • Fresh cloves of garlic 
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & fresh cracked black pepper