Okay...so I know Thanksgiving is just a few days away. I should be posting something to be served on the big day, right? Well hear me out. For me, Thanksgiving is about tradition. I have the same menu every year and look forward to knowing exactly what to expect on the table (or in my case, on our spiral staircase that we use as a tiered serving table in my tiny Brooklyn apartment). I know tradition isn't for everyone, but when it comes to Thanksgiving it is for me!
So my favorite part is before and after. Before for the Thanksgiving themed potlucks, work parties, etc when you aren't necessarily making a huge feast. After for, well, the LEFTOVERS! Before and after give me way more wiggle room for creativity. I love it.
Leftovers really are my favorite part of the Thanksgiving holiday. You can dissect the meal and do all sorts of things with each part. You may remember my post for Eggs in Purgatory last year featuring leftover mashed potatoes as pillowy clouds for eggs and tomato sauce (try it if you haven't, you won't be sorry!). This post focuses on what to do with that leftover turkey. Whether you thinly slice it, shred it, or just go out and buy deli turkey it'll taste great!
These pinwheels have flavors not typically associated with Thanksgiving. But they have turkey, and that's what matters! Plus, lets face it, you can only take so much turkey paired with cranberry sauce. Using sun dried tomatoes and kalamata olives is a great way to shake things up and still be worthy of this time of year.
Pinwheels are perfect finger food and easy to transport to a potluck or party. The best part is how quickly they come together - it takes all of five minutes to make a dozen and after the exhausting, time consuming effort of a Thanksgiving feast five minutes is about all you really want to put towards anything the next day! It's a win-win.
I hope you all have a delicious and filling Thanksgiving feast, but here is to many leftovers!
Turkey and Sun Dried Tomato Pinwheels
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings: makes 1 dozen pinwheels
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