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Thanksgiving Taste All Year Long – Mock “Leftover” Sandwich

Thanksgiving Taste All Year Long……

computer and feetWell, one more holiday down, and one more to go before the year is over. (Well, one more holiday and a birthday here. Our littlest has a birthday right before Christmas.) I hope that all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends, and that those of you who chose to venture out for Black Friday sales this morning made it home in one piece. As I mentioned the day before Thanksgiving, I have never gone out on Black Friday, and probably never will. My husband ventures out each year to see if there is anything worth getting and once again there really wasn’t this year. I’ve decided that Black Friday really isn’t all that it is cracked up. I actually prefer to look for sales the day after Christmas, I’ve had better luck finding good buys, but maybe that is just me. So, right now I’m sitting here on the couch curled up with the laptop while the kids are watching cartoons, sounds like a safer activity than going out shopping right now. 😉

chicken saladI was so pumped and ready to bake, or cook, or something this morning. Just stock up on all kinds of yummy recipes, and I had one fail after another after another! I don’t know what happened. Some days I have multiple successes without any issues, but other days it is almost as if I have never cooked a day in my life! But that is ok, tomorrow is another day. Anyway, I really wanted to post a Thanksgiving “leftover” recipe today, so I whipped up a mock Thanksgiving “leftover” sandwich. It isn’t anything new, or exciting, and I’m sure it has been made a thousand times before, but it is the ratio of ingredients that is key here. 😉chicken salad2 I refer to this recipe as mock “leftover” sandwich because we haven’t done a traditional Thanksgiving dinner in 3 years. We actually do homemade calzones for Thanksgiving and Christmas and actually enjoy it. But this year I got it all doing new recipes for my blog between desserts, sides, and various other recipes I got a traditional taste of Thanksgiving, and our new tradition. So, with this mock sandwich you can have the taste of Thanksgiving any time of year.

chicken salad3This salad is super easy to throw together. You can share it with someone, or you can save it for the next day. (It is really good after it sits overnight.) Whether it is put on a wrap, low carb bread, whole grain wheat bread, an English muffin, French bread, or a lettuce leaf it is very versatile.chicken salad5 I usually use whole grain flax bread, but I happened to be out today so I grabbed some French bread out of the freezer, cut out the center (I don’t like a lot bread when it comes to this kind of sandwich.) and voila, masterpiece. I used chicken because that is what I had on hand, but if you have leftovers from yesterday then by all means use turkey! Feel free to eat “Thanksgiving” all year round with this recipe, all the flavor without all the work. Grab yourself a sandwich, your favorite drink, sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Mock “Leftover” Thanksgiving Sandwich

By Angie Gouchenour

chicken salad4

Serves 2


4 slices bread of your choice (I used French bread with the middle cut out)


½ cup cooked chicken or turkey – cut up

3/8 cup celery (With greens) – chopped

5 teaspoons reduced sugar craisins

2 Tablespoons Olive oil mayo

1/8 teaspoon yellow mustard

Dash of pepper


In a medium bowl combine chicken, or turkey, celery with greens, craisins, mayo, mustard, and pepper

Mix well

Pile on your favorite bread and enjoy!

145 calories per serving (Calorie count is without bread)



6 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Taste All Year Long – Mock “Leftover” Sandwich

    1. Thank you! Yeah… while I love Greek yogurt in a bunch of things I don’t feel it truly replaces mayo. 😉 I don’t ever eat regular mayo (And one of these days I’m going to take a crack at making my own.) But I do love olive oil mayo when I eat it. 🙂


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