The Day After

What to do, the day after filling your belly to Santa-like proportions?

One: sleep in.

Two: Pack up the car and head north with your family.

Three: Watch the sunset.

Four: Eat leftovers. Leftovers!

Five: Play in the snow.

Six: Take it all in.

Seven: Go antiquing.

Eight: explore something new.

Nine: Try not to think about how much you ate yesterday and enjoy your LEFTOVERS!

Ten: Remember that there’s still some time of vacation left.


The Thanksgiving Sandwich (Tried and true and people been doing this for forever)

Squishy bread (no artisanal stuff here, folks)

Mayo (duh, my god, duh)

Cranberry Sauce ( see: 4 cups of cranberries, ¾ cup sugar, 1 cup water, ¼ cup honey, 1 orange’s zest, ½ tsp cloves, 1 tsp nutmeg, 1 tsp cardamom – Bring water to a boil, add cranberries, let them pop (about 10 minutes), reduce heat, add all that stuff, cook for another 7 minutes)

Turkey (white meat! Yum!)


Stuffing (moist. Delicious. Meaty.)

Brussels Sprouts (four halves work well)

Pepper. Pepper. Black Ground Pepper all over that sandwich!

Spinach or Arugula (if you want to get all healthy, cause that’s what Thanksgiving is about…)

Do not toast it. Leave it cold. Eat it before lunch the next morning. It’s a Brunch time fiesta. Then go outside and play with your family or friends or whomever makes you happiest.

Ps. Yes, I think this will show up somewhere in an official kitchen I happen to be a part of…


One thought on “The Day After

  1. I 100% approve of this sandwich with the exception of the stuffing. Bread inside of bread? Even the Italian part in me objects. Stuffing gets reheated, and the congealed glob of gravy you put on top of it magically transforms itself into the delicious runny gravy you remember from yesterday.

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