Well, we did it. We've all managed to navigate our way through Thanksgiving and officially enter into the Christmas season.🎄 Some of you may have come out a little battered and bruised from the experience, while some of you thrived and reviled in the Thanksgiving festivities. Either way, Thanksgiving 2022 is officially in the books.
I think I can speak for the all the hosts and hostesses of the Thanksgiving meal when I say that leftovers are the best part of hosting. The food that we can sit down and enjoy without worrying if the green beans are getting cold, if we made enough mashed potatoes and when the right time is to start the coffee.☕️ There are so many timers, schedules and expectations running though my brain on Thanksgiving day that I didn't feel like I really had the time to relax and enjoy my meal. Leftovers, on the other hand, those are the real deal. The meals that I can actually enjoy while not having to worry about the turkey getting cold.
The first few days following Thanksgiving, I eat a variation of our Thanksgiving meal: a slice of turkey, a spoonful of dressing, a slice of jellied cranberry and a scoop of sweet potatoes. After several identical meals in a row though - I like to change it up and I start making soups, salads and turkey sandwiches.
I know this blog post is titled chicken panini but for all of you out there with turkey leftovers - this could just as easily be turned into a turkey panini. Slice up some of your leftover turkey and use it to make this delicious sandwich. And in case you're wondering, I don't own a panini press so I had to "make do." Don't let that stop you from trying this yummy sandwich either.
4 french bread
2 chicken breasts, sliced thin
8 slices of mozzarella cheese
2 Roma tomatoes sliced
¼ cup fresh basil leaves
½ cup Greek yogurt or mayonnaise
1 teaspoon smoked chili powder
½ a red onion sliced
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