My favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal is leftovers. In fact, for several years when my family had gone as guests to someone else’s house for the holiday, my sister and I would make a second Thanksgiving dinner on Friday. It worked out well because our neighbors worked on Thanksgiving. With a bonus round on Friday, they got to celebrate the holiday, and we got to have their company and all the leftovers we wanted (with the food exactly as we like it: traditional herb stuffing, gallons of gravy, multiple pies…oh, and turkey, too).
I love a good turkey sandwich with stuffing, gravy, cranberry, and mayo all crammed in some good bread. But I can only eat so many of those. For dinner on the Friday or Saturday following Thanksgiving, it’s got to be turkey pot pie, using as many different leftovers as I can without turning it into a meat trifle (remember that episode of Friends?). Continue reading Thanksgiving dinner turkey pot pie