Even though turkey is a staple of the deli counter, it's only at Thanksgiving when most of us have a ready supply of fresh, home-roasted meat.
This year, plan ahead for leftovers: Roast a bird that's twice as big as you need for dinner, then make the most of that moist breast and flavorful dark meat in a special post-feast sandwich.
Vietnamese-style Turkey Subs
This is a great way to use your leftover dark meat, which stands up well to the pungent dressing. A slightly off-dry Riesling is a great match for the sandwich's intense flavors.
Turkey Sandwiches with Roasted Romas, Fresh Mozzarella, and Arugula-Walnut Pesto
This time of year, Romas are the best fresh tomato option. Roasting concentrates their flavor, making them an intense foil for fresh mozzarella. A glass of Sauvignon Blanc or crisp Viognier blends in beautifully.
Turkey Sandwiches with Caramelized Onions and Charmoula Mayo
A messy sandwich, but it's a treat. Warm Moroccan spices mix with sweet onions to give leftover turkey a fresh spin. Try it with a glass of barely off-dry Gewürztraminer.