Leftovers Legend! The Great Christmas Turkey, Stuffing, Bacon & Cranberry Club Sandwich

Leftovers Legend! The Great Christmas Turkey & Cranberry Club Sandwich

Leftovers Legend! The Great Christmas Turkey & Cranberry Club Sandwich

Leftovers Legend!

The Great Christmas Turkey, Stuffing, Bacon & Cranberry Club Sandwich

Leftovers Legend! The Great Christmas Turkey, Stuffing, Bacon & Cranberry Club Sandwich

Leftovers Legend! The Great Christmas Turkey, Stuffing, Bacon & Cranberry Club Sandwich

Hello! I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas Day and didn’t eat too much or over imbibe…….as some of my readers may know we took ourselves off to a little holiday cottage in Suffolk, where we all had a lovely time with lots of relaxing, wine, food and even a winter walk in the nearby woods after our Christmas dinner. Today, the 26th December, is known as Boxing Day in the UK and most Commonwealth countries, and is a public holiday as well as being a big day on the sporting calendar and the first day of the sales…….

Boxing Day:

The exact etymology of the term “boxing day” is unclear. There are several competing theories, none of which is definitive.The European tradition, which has long included giving money and other gifts to those who were needy and in service positions, has been dated to the Middle Ages, but the exact origin is unknown. It is believed to be in reference to the Alms Box placed in places of worship in order to collect donations to the poor. Also, it may come from a custom in the late Roman/early Christian era, wherein metal boxes placed outside churches were used to collect special offerings tied to the Feast of Saint Stephen, which in the Western Church falls on the same day as Boxing Day. In Britain, it was a custom for tradesmen to collect “Christmas boxes” of money or presents on the first weekday after Christmas as thanks for good service throughout the year. This is mentioned in Samuel Pepys’ diary entry for 19 December 1663.[6] This custom is linked to an older English tradition: since they would have to wait on their masters on Christmas Day, the servants of the wealthy were allowed the next day to visit their families. The employers would give each servant a box to take home containing gifts and bonuses, and sometimes leftover food.

Boxing Day

Boxing Day is also a day for leftovers, it’s one of my favourite days in the kitchen, or should I say out of the kitchen, as there is so much food left over from Christmas that there’s no need to turn the oven on at all – it’s a day when the Post Christmas sandwich rules supreme, and my recipe today is for a Turkey, Stuffing, Bacon & Cranberry Club Sandwich – packed with turkey, stuffing, bacon and sausage (pigs in blankets) as well as cranberry sauce, this is sandwich to set you up for a heavy day of shopping, playing sport or visiting family.

Turkey, Stuffing, Bacon & Cranberry Club Sandwich

Turkey, Stuffing, Bacon & Cranberry Club Sandwich

Not so much a recipe, but a “leftovers Legend” assembly job idea, as my husband likes to call these sandwiches, as well as my Bubble and Squeak recipe – Ham and Bubble and Squeak………

Boxing Day Brunch - Ham and Bubble and Squeak (Recipe)

Boxing Day Brunch – Ham and Bubble and Squeak

…….and then there are all the pies and rissoles that can be made with the Christmas leftovers, but, we all love a good butty in our house, and this is a brilliant, belt-busting butty. I am going to jot down how I made these toasted sarnies below, it’s all about good bread and lots of turkey with all the trimmings, and made in the style of a “club sandwich”, A club sandwich, also called a clubhouse sandwich, is a sandwich with toasted bread. It is often cut into quarters and held together by hors d’œuvre sticks. It has two layers separated by an additional slice of bread.One popular theory is that the club sandwich was invented in an exclusive Saratoga Springs, New York, gambling club in the late 19th century (wikipedia)

Club Sandwich

Club Sandwich. Image: What’s Cooking America Net

Here’s the recipe for my Great Christmas Turkey, Stuffing, Bacon & Cranberry Club Sandwich, I have used three slices of bread per sandwich, and we all prefer the bread to be toasted. That’s it for today, do pop back soon for some new recipes, giveaways and a NEW 5:2 diet recipe and recipe plan for the New Year. Enjoy your Boxing Day wherever you are, Karen. 

The Great Christmas Turkey, Stuffing, Bacon & Cranberry Club Sandwich

Recipe:

The Great Christmas Turkey, Stuffing, Bacon & Cranberry Club Sandwich

The Great Christmas Turkey, Stuffing, Bacon & Cranberry Club Sandwich

(Serves one)

Ingredients:

3 slices good quality bread

butter, or turkey dripping

sliced cooked turkey

slices of cold stuffing

bacon and sausage (pigs in blankets), sliced

cranberry sauce

Method:

1. Toast the bread and butter it with your preferred spread.

2. Spread two slices of the toast with some cranberry sauce and then lay some turkey slices over one slice.

3. Lay the stuffing, bacon and sausage slices on the other slices, and layer them up to make a 3 tier sandwich – press them together and cut into 4 , triangles is best.

4. Enjoy with a glass of fizz or a cuppa!

Recipes for stuffing  and cranberry sauce:

Christmas Sausage, Sage and Bacon Stuffing Loaf

A Countdown to Christmas Recipe: Christmas Sausage, Sage and Bacon Stuffing Loaf

Christmas Sausage, Sage and Bacon Stuffing Loaf

The Calendar Girls Curvaceous Cranberry and Kumquat Sauce with Port

The Calendar Girls Curvaceous Cranberry and Kumquat Sauce with Port

The Calendar Girls Curvaceous Cranberry and Kumquat Sauce with Port

 The Great Christmas Turkey, Stuffing, Bacon & Cranberry Club Sandwich

The Great Christmas Turkey, Stuffing, Bacon & Cranberry Club Sandwich

Comments

  1. says

    Wow! This is going to be my favorite sandwich. All the tasty components of turkey, bacon and cranberry! Thanks for the tip! Happy Holidays!

  2. says

    I love cold turkey and cranberry sauce sandwiches. My grandmother used to make them for me after Christmas and Thanksgiving. Oooh yummy yummy! This month’s No Waste Food Challenge is all about leftover roast dinners if you fancied sharing some of your ideas. :D Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you all the best for 2014 xx

  3. says

    This is something for me right now! I have a huge craving for meaty sandwich. Yours looks divine!
    Hope you had a great Christmas! Sylvia, xxx.

  4. says

    I LOVE club sandwiches and yours look divine. I would happily stretch my chops to fit it :) Bring it on I say. Happy belated Christmas Karen and happy new year to you and yours xx

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