While some after Christmas traditions call for a run to the store for goods half-off, my favorite custom is making a sandwich, Audrey-style, with leftover turkey, stuffing, cranberry, lettuce, radishes, butter and mayo. Mm mm…..
It’s been ages since I’ve cooked a Christmas meal. I’ve always been fortunate enough to be a guest of family who love holiday cooking. Nowadays, those family members are gone and with holiday invitations sparse, we dined at a local hotel for the holiday.
The atmosphere was jolly, we weren’t the only snow-capped seniors out for a meal. The food was descent and the ample portions granted enough leftovers for a couple turkey sandwiches the following day.
I was blessed to have a mom who not only cooked, but cooked from scratch. So many of our holiday traditions revolved around food – big meals, homemade pies, cookies and desserts only prepared during the season.
The day after Christmas, it was always turkey sandwiches – for breakfast or lunch. Toasted bread, buttered, and piled with all the left over fixings. Even in my adult years, I would be invited over for a turkey sandwich.
Today, I once again enjoyed a delicious, post-Christmas meal, thankful for little things like leftovers and grateful for the wonderful memories of family and food and traditions worth preserving.
Happy New Year!