Today, I’m sharing one of my very favorite sandwich recipes, Cranberry Turkey Sandwich. Sliced turkey, piled high on a freshly baked croissant, layered with tender baby spinach and tart whole berry cranberry sauce. What makes it really special is a thin layer of cream cheese. This sandwich definitely gets me in the mood for fall, but to tell you the truth, I crave it year-round.
This sandwich recipe goes back many years to when my big guy was just a little guy. After he was born in 2005, I went back to my full-time job working for a new home builder. The work was stressful and demanding, and the hours where long. Not a good fit for this new mom.
After just a few months back at work full-time, I gave my notice and left to start my own business as a mobile notary. The notary business was slow at first, so I started making and delivering sandwiches, salads, soups, and baked goods, fresh from my kitchen, to local businesses and teachers. Small scale bagged lunch catering. It was a lot of fun, and I loved developing recipes and packaging up my goodies.
After about a year, the notary business, which was much more lucrative, started keeping me very busy. At this point, my little guy had also become mobile, so something had to give. I left my short lived life as a caterer behind.
The point of that semi-long, seemingly unrelated story is that I have developed some really great sandwich recipes, and I’m going to share them on the blog. So let’s call this part one of my grown-up brown bag series.
Perfect for taking to work, bridal/baby showers, or anytime really, these recipes can easily be made the night before. I love anything I can make ahead of time, especially when I have company coming.
Cranberry Turkey Sandwich
Croissant or bread of choice
Whole berry canned cranberry sauce, usually stocked year-round
Freshly sliced roasted turkey lunchmeat, from the deli section
Slice croissant, spread a layer of cream cheese on the bottom half, followed by a layer of baby spinach. Pile on turkey, followed by a generous amount of cranberry sauce.
Can be tightly wrapped in plastic wrap and served the next day.
Keep this sandwich in mind for the day after thanksgiving. It is absolutely delicious with leftover turkey and homemade cranberry sauce.
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