This time of year is all about the turkey. Leftover turkey sandwiches from Thanksgiving comprised of most of the my lunches this week. Last week, I picked up some 100% Whole Wheat Everything Bagel Slims from Trader Joe's that I haven't actually been eating as bagels, but rather using them to make some kick-ass sandwiches.
The first sandwich I was making before I had the luxury of Thanksgiving leftovers was comprised of one everything bagel slim, mustard, mayo, a slice of Muenster cheese, and a slice of turkey bologna. I reported on turkey bologna last year, and this year I decided to give it another shot because it was on sale for $2 at Meijer. This time, I got Oscar Meyer brand rather than Applegate Farms, so I can't vouch for the humane treatment of the turkeys involved in making the bologna, nor the lack of chemical crap. But hey, $2 is in my price range, and this package will make a lot of sandwiches.
They were really pretty tasty sandwiches, too! I'm a little skeptical of the whole "slim bread" movement considering a regular slice of bread often has less calories and more fiber than its trendy slim cousin. I am, however, a huge fan of the everything bread movement. The only bread I will order from DiBella's Old Fashioned Submarines is their everything bread. It's like a party in my mouth!
Trader Joe's sells everything bagels that are absolutely delicious and make excellent sandwiches. They are also a bit large, so I was actually happy to see the slim version. The taste is, admittedly, a bit different from the regular everything bagels, though this didn't really bother me since I was slathering them with mayo, mustard, meat, and cheese anyway.
Once the turkey leftovers entered my fridge, I immediately had to try some on the everything bagel slim. I forwent the mayo and mustard this time, instead simply layering on the turkey and a slice of Muenster. Then a brilliant idea struck me. I put the sandwich in the microwave for 30 seconds, just enough time to melt the cheese a bit, warm the meat, and soften the bread. The result was utter perfection.
Turkey breast on everything bread with cheese is my new favorite leftover sandwich. I think it could only be improved by the addition of a layer of leftover stuffing. C'est magnifique!