Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!
If you have anywhere near the amount of leftovers I do (enough to feed five armies), you are likely barraged with Google results dictating how to whip up something brand-new from last Thursday’s casseroles. I have one more for you: a Thanksgiving leftover slider. This slider packs your favorite Thanksgiving tastes into a tinier bite.
From top left, going clockwise:
Grands Honey Butter Biscuit. I wish I could say I took the time to make homemade dinner rolls, but after being in the kitchen for ten hours Wednesday, pre-made biscuits seemed to be the safest, sanest bet. Thank you, Pillsbury.
Turkey. Brined in sea salt, pepper, garlic, ginger, and more garlic. Gimme all the dark meat and extra skin. #fatty
Cranberry Sauce. Standard recipe but the first I’ve ever made by myself sooo I am way too proud of something way too simple.
Dave’s Casserole. A family favorite made with broccoli, spinach, (a lot of) sour cream, dry onion soup mix, HOMEMADE SOURDOUGH croutons because I’m awesome like that and shredded cheddar cheese. So good.
Red Wine. Grifone Primitivo from Italy/Trader Joe’s, who has awesome prices. Not sure how to tell exactly what “kind” of wine it is (Pinot Noir, Merlot, what have you). I haven’t lived in California long enough to know my wines. I also typed all of that out before Googling it and it is “closest to the Zinfandel grape.”
I like to combine the “wet” ingredients on each side of the biscuit (one side cranberry sauce, one side Dave’s Casserole), use the professional smushing technique to ensure the turkey stays in place in the center, and eat in a slightly bowl-shaped dish so I can eat the slider’s remnants if/when they fall out. Taking it easy on the wine since it’s a Monday but no judgment if you don’t.