The blogosphere is like a giant church potluck. Some ideas are tastier than others. This time of year is inevitably a time of reflection. So many of you are saying such wonderful things that, while gratitude is never banal, I really don’t think I can add much. I, too, feel richly blessed. The only possible contribution I could make to this smorgasboard of reflection, joy, and gratitude is this: The Leftover Sandwich.

This is not a metaphor. I thought I was the last one to discover this low-brow culinary delight, because I’m generally the last person at any party, but apparently there are those of you out there who are unfamiliar with this tasty treat. So here is what you need to know:

The Leftover Sandwich

All you need to make this sandwich is what’s leftover from your holiday feast. Take rolls (if you have them) or bread (if you don’t) and place on them turkey (or ham), stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, and green beans (if you had green bean casserole instead, add at your own risk). On top of these items, drizzle either cranberry sauce OR gravy — do not add both! It doesn’t turn out as well as you think it might. Top with another slice of bread or the top of the roll, depending on what you started with. Feel free to alter to accommodate your feast ingredients.

Happy Thanksgiving!


One thought on “Potluck

  1. Did you ever see the episode of Friends in which the Ross’s leftover sandwich is the only good thing going in his life and someone at work eats it?

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