“If I had to give this Thanksgiving a theme, I would name it, ‘flavorful’.” – Anonymous Thanksgiving Diner
Our Thanksgiving plans changed a little bit at the last minute, so this year we were on our own! Aside from the fact that my mom was unable to make it to Nashville, I was absolutely THRILLED about the opportunity to be in charge of every part of our Thanksgiving meal!
This year, I made our entire Thanksgiving dinner from scratch. It was the best Thanksgiving meal I have ever tasted. It was also the most successful. We managed to time everything pretty perfectly, and were eating dinner by 7 pm! It was a little bit later than usual, but we had a great time snacking and sipping in the meantime.
Obviously, breakfast on Friday was pumpin pie, and then for lunch we had leftovers. Growing up, I loved leftovers on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Everyone loves the first round of leftovers.
Its day 4 of leftovers that I dread. The turkey is dry. The rolls are rather stale. Someone ate all the marshmallows off of the sweet potato casserole. And I wouldn't touch the green bean casserole with a ten foot pole, no matter how fresh they were.
We had about two more meals of leftovers left so I really needed to find something different.
THESE. ARE. INCREDIBLE. And so easy!!!
If you have an abundance of leftovers and need something just a little different, you should most definitely try this recipe! Take a photo and post it on Instagram, then tag me or use #itsallofit so I can see how lovely your creation is!!
Thanksgiving LEFTOVER Sliders (Hoison Turkey and Cranberry)
Recipe adapted from Cooking Light
Recipe Type: Entrée
Cuisine: Leftover Delight
Serves: 6-8 (1 serving = 1 slider)
- ½ cup rice vinegar
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 cup thinly sliced cucumber
- 1 – 1 ½ cup shredded turkey
- 1 ½ tablespoon hoisin sauce
- ¼ cup cranberry sauce or dried cranberries
- 1 green onion, thinly sliced
- 6 - 8 dinner rolls
- Combine rice vinegar, sugar, and kosher salt in a small saucepan over high heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Put cucumbers into a small bowl and pour vinegar mixture into the bowl.
- In the same saucepan, add the hoisin sauce and the shredded turkey. Stir until well incorporated and then turn off the heat.
- Add cucumber slices, then the turkey, and top with the cranberries. Sprinkle green onions on top.