Jenny Elia Pfeiffer

You'll be thankful for Thanksgiving all over again when you bite into one of these

Sara Schneider,  – September 26, 2007

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.

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