Pioneer Woman's Turkey Spring Rolls

I love Thanksgiving LEFTOVERS, but sometimes like more than just a plate of heated leftovers. These definitely fit the "DIFFERENT" category. I found this recipe from the Pioneer Woman to be quite tasty and REFRESHING after a weekend of super heavy eating!

Pioneer Woman's Turkey Spring Rolls
Leftover Turkey
Rice Paper Wrappers
Soy Sauce
Rice Wine Vinegar
Sesame Oil
Chopped Cilantro
Finely Diced Carrots
Strips of Cucumber
Leafy Lettuce
Alfalfa or Bean Sprouts
Cellophane Noodles, prepared according to directions

Mix together chunks of turkey with soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, carrots, and cilantro. Taste and adjust whatever seasoning you'd like.

Follow directions to soften rice paper wrappers then layer in the softened noodles, lettuce, cucumber, sprouts, and turkey mixture.  Roll up and serve with soy sauce for dipping.

TIP: I served mine with cranberry sauce mixed with a little soy sauce.


Grilled Leftover Thanksgiving Sandwiches with BBQ Cranberry Sauce

I look forward to making recipes out of our Thanksgiving LEFTOVERS every year. And this SANDWICH is definitely one of my favorites. The GOOEY cheese holds everything together in the most PERFECT way possible. Mmmmm!

Grilled Leftover Thanksgiving Sandwiches with BBQ Cranberry Sauce
Leftover homemade or whole berry cranberry sauce
BBQ sauce
Sourdough bread, sliced
Leftover turkey
Baby Swiss slices
Leftover stuffing

In a bowl, stir together the cranberry sauce and BBQ sauce until well mixed, using roughly 2 parts cranberry sauce to 1 part BBQ sauce. (Or whatever tastes good to you!)

Lightly butter one side of each slice of bread and set them butter side down on your counter so you can "build" your sandwich. Spread each slice of bread with a layer of the BBQ Cranberry Sauce. Place a slice of cheese over top on half of the bread slices. Top the cheese with a layer of turkey and a scoop or two of stuffing. Top with more cheese, and the remaining bread. Grill like you would a grilled cheese!

TIP: You can leave the stuffing out and these are still pretty amazing!


Easiest Cranberry Sauce

Homemade CRANBERRY sauce is. the. best. If anyone disagrees with me, I DARE you to try this SIMPLE recipe. You can make it a day or two before THANKSGIVING and keep it in the fridge. It really is refreshing and well, wonderful!

Easiest Cranberry Sauce
1 bag fresh cranberries
1 cup orange juice
3/4 cup sugar (or 1/2 cup honey)

Place all ingredients together in a large saucepan and heat over medium heat for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until all of the cranberries have burst. Remove from heat and let cool. As it cools, it will thicken.

TIP: Add a tablespoon or two of orange zest for extra citrus flavor!