Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Panini

Leftover Turkey Panini Recipe - Cashmere & Cocktails

Last weekend was Thanksgiving here in Canadaland and in honour of the weird holiday (have you ever actually looked up the origin of Thanksgiving? Brutal.), I’ve decided to start this post with my own version of the “What Are You Thankful For?”, Bad Moms Edition. Before you burn me at the stake, I am obviously thankful for the common stuff as well like health, family and so on, so kindly calm your tits. This is all in good fun… but incredibly accurate. I’ve also included a killer Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Panini recipe at the bottom of this post, because eating my body weight in turkey all weekend wasn’t enough apparently. It is inspired by a recipe that I found on the Food Network and is a great way to use your Thanksgiving leftovers.

Scroll below to find my What Are You Thankful For, Bad Moms Edition as well as the Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Panini recipe. If you have any Bad Mom moments you’d like to share, please leave them in the comment box. I’d love to hear that I’m not the only one who hides in their laundry room to eat treats. Oh, and don’t forget to subscribe! 😉

What Are You Thankful For? {Bad Moms Edition}:

  • I am thankful for the times I get to take a dump without an audience, because with three kids that happens about as often as the appearance of Halley’s Comet.
  • I am thankful for coffee and wine, the only two things that keep me sane some days.
  • I’m thankful for online food ordering services that not only deliver right to my door but also allow me to not speak to anyone in the process.
  • I’m thankful for the occasionally extra-long baby naps because they’re the only time I get to wash AND blow-dry my hair.
  • I’m thankful for my cleaning lady, who I would propose to and marry if I were into women because she is the only other person who washes my floors and toilets.

Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Panini:

Here’s what you need:

  • 2 slices of thick, sturdy bread (I used sourdough)
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese
  • ½ cup roasted turkey, shredded
  • 3 Tbsp. cranberry sauce
  • 1/3 cup dressing or stuffing
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • Leftover turkey gravy for dipping

Here’s what you’ll do:

  1. Heat a panini press to medium heat.
  2. Place the bread on a plate. Thinly spread one piece of bread with Dijon and the other with mayonnaise. Layer the ingredients between the slices.
  3. Spread each piece of bread with butter on the outside of the sandwich.
  4. Transfer to the panini press. When the outside is golden brown and the cheese has melted, remove from heat.
  5. Slice sandwich and serve with leftover turkey gravy for dipping. Enjoy!

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Hey there! I’m Jennifer, the human behind Cashmere & Cocktails. I’m a food, product and travel photographer from New-Brunswick, Canada. For business inquiries, please email me at: cashmereandcocktailsblog@gmail.com

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