Dirty Bird Sandwiches

November 30, 2008 · 14 comments · Print This Post

in Holidays / Entertaining, Nostalgia, Snacks

Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, and Stuffing. That's it!

While piecing together our Thanksgiving leftover sandwiches Friday evening CK and I had an impassioned discussion over the correct technique for creating a true snacking masterpiece. I’m a steadfast fan of the holiday holy trinity: turkey, cranberry sauce, and stuffing. It has to be on white bread, or a white bulky roll and there definitely isn’t mayonnaise. Also, any leftover sides i.e. sweet potatoes or mashed potatoes stay on the side where they belong. They aren’t going anywhere near my sandwich.

The Whole Shebang

CK’s take: In my family, the “Dirty Bird” sandwich is the aggregation of any and every leftover from Thanksgiving, piled high on a bun. This includes Erin’s “Holy Trinity,” but also includes, well, everything else! In this case, it was turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, turnips, sweet potatoes (two different kinds), green bean casserole, and cranberry sauce. I also threw in a little mayonnaise in lieu of gravy. It would have also included things from the night before like ambrosia and gravy, but we were unfortunately out. The general rule of thumb is “if you’re eating it the night before, it should go on the bun the next day.”

Now’s your chance to chime in on this all important issue. Who’s right? Do you construct your leftover sandwiches another way? Are we both doing it wrong? Comment and let us know.

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kalyn November 30, 2008 at 7:26 pm

Turkey. Mayo. Mustard.

That is all!

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2 Erin November 30, 2008 at 8:17 pm

I do turkey, mayo, cranberry sauce and salt. yum.

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3 Megan November 30, 2008 at 9:28 pm

I prefer turkey, sweet potatoes and cranberry!

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4 Jeff D November 30, 2008 at 9:36 pm

Turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce sandwiches are about all I’ve eaten since Thursday. And I still have another day’s worth left at least.

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5 Nicole December 1, 2008 at 10:51 am

I like turkey and mayo on the leftover dinner rolls and everything else on the side (usually all mashed together).

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6 Pjamma December 1, 2008 at 3:00 pm

Guess I’m a purist, turkey and mayo, decorate it up with lettuce and tomato and cheese if the urge strikes. Turkey Pot Pie coming up, my ultimate comfort food.

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7 Amber December 1, 2008 at 4:58 pm

I much prefer cream cheese, cranberry sauce and leftover turkey with the stuffing on the side.

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8 Maria December 1, 2008 at 4:58 pm

Great way to use up the leftovers:)

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9 zestycook December 2, 2008 at 8:11 am

I would love this sandwich – 3 of my favorite flavors:) I love it Erin
zesty

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10 wummy December 2, 2008 at 2:42 pm

TURKEY WITH MAYO AND STUFFING AND A LITTLE BIT OF CRANBERRY
WHITE BREAD AND VERY FRESH IS KEY!!

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11 marilyn @ simmer till done December 2, 2008 at 10:31 pm

First off, both of your sandwiches look great. I personally like to do a club – adding bacon and swiss to my turkey and cranberry – but honestly, can any sandwich heaped with Thanksgiving dinner be bad?

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12 earl of sangwich December 8, 2008 at 1:59 pm

wheat bread, toasted, mashed taters, turkey, stuffing, gravy.
nom nom

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13 SALLY PATTERSON January 22, 2011 at 11:43 am

I LOVE TURKEY AND A SWEET PICKLE SLICED ON TOP IN A WHITE ROLL!!!!! HUGS AND HAPPY THANKSGIVING SALLY

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