Travel & Food

In Praise of the Thanksgiving Sandwich

My father, the wisest and kindest man on the planet1, believes that any food worth eating can be turned into a sandwich. I take this parental proverb to heart every Thanksgiving. For as long as I can remember, I’ve eaten my Thanksgiving dinner in sandwich form.

A Thanksgiving dinner sandwich isn’t just delicious. It’s transcendent. In fact, it’s beyond transcendent. How would you describe it, Homer?

If you’re ready to graduate from ordinary Thanksgiving dinner to super-spectacular-sandwich Thanksgiving dinner, here are some pointers:

  • King’s Hawaiian rolls are the best ones to use.2 If you can’t find King’s Hawaiian rolls, opt for small, soft rolls. Something like ciabatta is way too hard.
  • Use just one or two pieces of turkey so you have plenty of room for everything else.
  • Put the gravy directly on top of the turkey to improve your sandwich’s structural integrity.
  • Go light on the mashed potatoes since they’re just going to ooze out the sides.
  • You can’t have enough stuffing3 or cranberry sauce. Honestly. Put on more than you think you need.
  • Skip the green bean casserole. Nothing good ever comes from putting anything green on a sandwich.

Once you have a Thanksgiving dinner sandwich, you’ll never go back to forks and knives again. Enjoy!

1 I wasn’t paid to write this.
2 I wasn’t paid to write this.
3 The best stuffing in the world is made by the Complimentary Spouse.4 He makes homemade cornbread and biscuit stuffing — he even makes the cornbread and biscuits from scratch!
4 I wasn’t paid to write this.