Happy Turkey Sandwich Day!

For what seems like the 100th time this holiday week, I find myself saying “Thank goodness for Udi’s Bread!”

Yesterday’s gluten-free Thanksgiving feast was a smashing success. We visited my wonderful in-laws, who served up an amazing feast. But there was gluten in just about every dish they served (and those that didn’t have a gluten-containing ingredient, I was too concerned with cross-contamination to try…). So my husband and I spent Wednesday night and a good portion of Thursday making a whole second gluten-free turkey feast to bring with us to his parent’s place. They were so understanding and accommodating: I even got my own separate little table to keep my GF food safely uncontaminated. I was the only one that touched it and served it, so not only did I make it through the meal safely, but all my yummy leftovers are safe. Hence the turkey sandwich today. Yum!!

Friends and family couldn’t believe that my stuffing was gluten-free and my garlic mashed potatoes were gluten & dairy-free. At first a few people were hesitant to take any of my “special” food. But once everyone tried it they all agreed that it was delicious. Many people even came back for hearty seconds! The ultimate complement. šŸ˜›

And the kids absolutely loved the Pumpkin Bread that I made into a Train Cake (using an awesome pan from Williams-Sonoma). I don’t know which they liked more: the cake itself or the fact that they each got to have their own little mini cake-car. They all ate the whole thing and said it was “super-yummy”, so I have a feeling it was both.

So cut to today: Day-After Sandwich Day. My husband and I absolutely adore this day-after tradition. (So much so, before going gluten-free we used to go way out of our way to frequent a tiny little sandwich shop that specialized in the Thanksgiving Sandwich year ’round.) And until a few months ago I had been dreading not only a stuffing-less Thanksgiving but a Sandwich-less day after. Boo-hoo!

But then I tried Udi’s White Sandwich bread and my first thought was “Yum!” and my second thought was “Yeay!!! Thanksgiving is SAVED!”

And because my Grandmama’s Apple Sausage Stuffing made with Udi’s Gluten-Free Bread was so delicious, saved Thanksgiving was.

And saved it The Day-After Sandwich IS. Because I’m currently getting my trackpad very sticky with cranberry sauce as I eat my very first Gluten-Free Day-After Sandwich as I type this. šŸ˜›

Noi’s Gluten-Free Day-After Sandwich
ā€¢Ā 2 slices Udi’s White Sandwich Bread
ā€¢Ā 1 can Ocean Spray Jellied Cranberry Sauce, thickly sliced
ā€¢ 1/4 cup Grandmama’s Apple Sausage Stuffing
ā€¢ 1/8 cup Garlic Mashed Potatoes
ā€¢ 2 slices of Gluten-Free Turkey, shredded
ā€¢ Mayonnaise

All leftover ingredients can be cold, room temp or reheated. Sandwich makers choice.

– Spread mayo on one slice of bread (while Udi’s is good and doesn’t need to be toasted, it can be a little dry… so mayo will definitely help!)
– Spread shredded turkey over the mayo
– Take the cranberry sauce out of the can (use a knife to separate jelly from can, flip can over and in one glorious thwump! let it fall onto a plate)
– Take a moment to revel in the fabulous kitsch of the grooved, can-shaped jelly :)
– Lay cranberry on its side and slice about a 1/4 inch disk off & place on other slice of bread. (Spread, if you’re like me and need “even coverage”)
– Compress stuffing into dense bread-sized layer and place over cranberry sauce
– Spread mashed potatoes over stuffing
– Carefully flip stuffing/potato side onto turkey side.

This is a super hearty meal in your hand. Something we gluten-free folks don’t get to do too often. So enjoy!!

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