Friday, September 25, 2015

Thanksgiving Burritos

Once upon a time there was a sandwich shop that was beloved by all who entered. The man and the woman who owned the shop made the very best sandwiches in all the land and people came from all over the kingdom to eat them. 

And the people were happy.

Then the man and the woman decided they wanted a different location for their shop. They searched north and south, east and west, but couldn't find a shop. They were either too big or too small. There were none that were just right. So they closed the shop and moved very far away. 

And the people in the land were sad and cranky and had to make their own sandwiches once again.

The end.


They used to make a delicious thanksgiving burrito sandwich. The last time the Man and I were up north, we stopped in with M and the Hammer to pick up some of these sandwiches to bring home. Sissy had asked me to get a couple for her too.

We drove south for hours to get home and had arranged to meet Sissy at the local McDonald's to swap them out. I called her when we got close to the exit and she headed out to meet us. We were driving in a big black SUV and the Hammer had the radio blasting. It was late in the evening, "Brickhouse" was blaring out the speakers, we were all singing along and dancing in our seats. The SUV was humming and shaking coming off the exit.

Right around the corner was the McDonald's and the music was still playing as we pulled in to the parking lot. We spotted Sissy's car, swung into the spot next to her, rolled down the window, gave her the bag of sandwiches, took her money, and backed out of the spot. All in about one minute because we were eager to get home. 

It took a few minutes before M and I looked at each other and started laughing. Because to anybody looking at us from the outside it looked like an illegal substance deal had just gone down. 

Oy vey.


After that weekend, I knew I wouldn't be up north for a while so I had to figure out how to make these sandwiches. 

The photo above shows all the ingredients - layers of stuffing, turkey (or roasted chicken), browned onions, cranberry sauce, sriracha mayonnaise and cheddar cheese. 

Wrap it all up burrito style and press it in a panini maker for four minutes. Delicioso.

To make it super simple, I buy boxed stuffing and have it made in five minutes. I get a roasted chicken from the local grocer. The most time consuming part is slicing and browning the onions. But they're worth it. 

Try it and let me know what you think.

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