By now most of you have already planned, and maybe have even started to prepare the dishes that you will be serving at your Thanksgiving feast. So today I’m sharing a recipe for your leftovers. There are several sandwiches that I like to make with leftovers, but I have a fun twist on leftovers this year.
I was reluctant to share this recipe, because when you read the ingredients, you may hesitate. However, trust me on this one, it is delicious! All of your hard work will be done on Thanksgiving, so this will be easy to prepare the next day with leftovers. The cranberry salsa is amazing and it compliments the wontons great. Click on this link to find the Cranberry Salsa recipe.
I always look forward to celebrating Thanksgiving. Growing up was always about watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade then gathering at my grandparents house. Things have changed over the years. My grandparents, and some of my aunts and uncles are no longer with us. Many of my cousins have grandchildren of their own and they have started their own traditions. Our time is split between Greg’s family and my family, so I only make it home every other year. However, my family’s tradition still stands. Every year my family still gathers at the Bolton Meeting House, a building that my Uncle Tab had built shortly after my grandmother passed away. He did this so that we, as a family, would always have a place to gather. Egbert and Alma, my grandparents, did an amazing job raising their 7 kids. They instilled a love of family that is still thriving today. We share a history, stories, and traditions that I treasure!
This will be my only post this week. Wes and Savannah are home this week so I plan to enjoy my time with them. Maybe we’ll decorate for Christmas or watch a few old Christmas movies. So as you celebrate tomorrow I send warm wishes to you for a Happy Thanksgiving!
- 1½ c. shredded cooked turkey
- 1 c. prepared stuffing or dressing
- 4 oz. softened cream cheese
- ¼ c. thick turkey gravy
- 1 (12-oz.) pkg. wonton wrappers
- canola oil for frying
- Cranberry Salsa, recipe follows
- Mix the turkey, stuffing, cream cheese, and turkey gravy in a bowl until well combined.
- Place a wonton wrapper on work surface and spoon about 1 tbsp. turkey mixture into the center of the wrapper. Moisten the edges of the wrapper with a finger dipped in water. Fold the wrapper in half and press edges together with a fork. Repeat with remaining filing and wrappers.
- Heat the canola oil in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the filled wontons in batches until crisp and golden brown. Drain on paper towels and allow to cool slightly. Serve with cranberry salsa.