Leftover Turkey Cranberry Monte Cristo Sandwiches

Leftover Turkey-Cranberry Monte Cristo Sandwiches

Servings: 8-10 sandwichesKosher Key:

  • 1 loaf very soft French Bread, sliced
  • 1-1/2 cups cranberry sauce
  • 12 oz thinly sliced Muenster cheese
  • thinly sliced leftover turkey
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 4-6 Tablespoons butter
  • confectioners’ sugar
  • Spread each slice of bread with cranberry sauce, you can add as much or as little as you like. To build each sandwich, take a slice of cheese and tear it in half. Top the bread with half a cheese slice, turkey and the other half of the cheese slice. Top with another slice of bread, cranberry sauce side down. 
  • In a shallow pie plate, add eggs and milk and beat the mixture with a fork until combined. Soak each sandwich in the mixture, about 30 seconds per side. You want the bread saturated but not soggy.
  • Over medium heat, melt a couple Tablespoons of butter in a nonstick skillet. Add a few sandwiches and cook until the bottoms are golden brown, 3-4 minutes. Flip sandwiches and cook the other sides until golden. Add more butter as needed to cook the rest of the sandwiches.
  • Dust with confectioners’ sugar before serving. (Serve warm)

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Yoga

Mountain Pose

Mountain Pose

This is the first pose, which is to be started on the top of the mat. And, this will also be the last position in the set of exercises explained below. So, you will start with mountain pose and also end with mountain pose. After taking a few deep breaths, and calming yourself, you should stand tall, and start inhaling with your arms raised upwards toward the sky. Relax your shoulders, and stretch them to left while you exhale. Using the next inhale for drawing back to the centre, exhale and stretch towards the right.

The Mountain Pose is a starting pose for many other yoga poses and is commonly practiced in yoga sessions. As the name suggests, you are strong and standing tall during the pose. While the pose can be performed by itself, it is most commonly used as a resting or transition pose, much like the Child’s Pose. It is used as a starting point for many other poses as it allows the body to integrate the preceding pose with the following one.

The Sanskrit name of Mountain Pose, tadasana, comes from tada meaning mountain and asana meaning posture. In Mountain Pose, the body stands erect with arms at the sides. Some variations incorporate Namaste position where palms of the hands are pressed together in front of the chest and fingers pointing upward. During the pose, focus on balance and breathing as you achieve a connection between mind, body, and spirit.

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Dill Pickle Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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Dill Pickle Grilled Cheese Sandwich

There are grilled cheese sandwiches and then there are Dill Pickle Grilled Cheese Sandwiches! There are so many reasons to loved this dilled pickle version; it is out of this world gooey and amazing on the inside, the buttery parmesan and dill seasoning crust is spot on, and then you get addicting dill pickles inside which means you can say you ate your veggies today! You just can’t go wrong with that!Prep Time5 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time10 minsCourse: Lunch, Main Dish, SandwichCuisine: AmericanServings: 1Author: Amy

Ingredients

  • 2 slices of bread you can use anything you have on hand, French bread is pretty tasty though
  • 2 slices provolone cheese once again, use what you have on hand, Swiss would be fantastic
  • 2-3 slices dill pickles
  • 1 T. softened butter
  • 1 T. grated parmesan cheese divided
  • 1/4 tsp dill weed
  • dash garlic salt

Instructions

  • Mix butter, 1/2 of the parmesan cheese, dill weed, and garlic salt together. Spread on the outsides of each slice of bread.
  • Layer a slice of cheese, pickles, the remaining parmesan cheese, and another slice of cheese on insides of bread.
  • Grill sanwich in a skillet over medium heat until golden brown. Flip and repeat. The sandwich will stick to the pan until the parmesan in the butter is golden brown. Once it’s golden brown and perfectly crisped it will release and you will easily be able to flip it!
  • Slice in half and be prepared to swoon!
  • If you want you can sprinkle a little extra dill weed over the top for a garnish. I also think this sandwich would be divine with a slice of deli ham!

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Things You Didn’t Know About Thanksgiving

1. The holiday dates back to the 17th century.

The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621 over a three-day harvest festival. It included 50 Pilgrims and 90 Wampanoag Indians, and historians believe that only 5 women were present.

2. Turkey wasn’t always the star of the show.

On the first Thanksgiving table, you wouldn’t have found pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce, or even turkey. Instead, you may have found venison, duck, goose, oysters, eel, and fish, along with pumpkins and cranberries.

3. Sarah Josepha Hale, author of the children’s poem “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” is largely responsible for Thanksgiving’s recognition as a national holiday.

Hale grew up celebrating Thanksgiving, and as the editor of “Godey’s Lady Book,” she frequently wrote editorials and articles about the holiday. During the Civil War, she urged Americans to “put aside sectional feelings and local incidents” and rally around the unifying spirit of Thanksgiving. For over three decades, Hale lobbied government officials to officially recognize Thanksgiving. Finally, in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a fixed national holiday.

4. But not all Presidents were on board.

Before Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday on October 3, 1863, each President had to recognize Thanksgiving as a holiday each year. But one President refused. Thomas Jefferson would not declare Thanksgiving a national holiday, as the day involved prayer, and Jefferson firmly believed in the separation of church and state.

5. Harry Truman is frequently credited with being the first president to pardon a turkey, but there’s more to the story.

He was the first to receive a ceremonial turkey from the National Turkey Federation – and he had it for dinner.

6. Turkey-pardoning wasn’t a formal practice until 1989.

John F. Kennedy was the first to let his Thanksgiving turkey go, followed by Richard Nixon, who sent his turkey to a petting zoo. In 1989, George H.W. Bush formalized the turkey pardoning tradition.

7. The tradition of watching football on Thanksgiving began in 1876.

The original Thanksgiving Day match-up pitted Yale against Princeton. The first Thanksgiving NFL games, however, weren’t played until 1920.

8. The inaugural Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was actually meant to celebrate Christmas.

If you treat Thanksgiving as the start of Christmastime, you’re not alone. Although the first parade occurred on Thanksgiving, its organizers intended the parade to be a celebration heralding in the Christmas season. The “Macy’s Christmas Parade” first occurred in 1924, and over 250,000 people attended. It quickly became a New York tradition and a nationally televised event.

WATCH: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day ParadeClick to expand

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9. The first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon, Felix The Cat, flew in 1927.

The first giant balloon to float over NYC’s streets, Felix the Cat was inflated with helium and—with no plan to deflate the giant balloon—parade organizers simply let him fly off. He popped shortly thereafter.

10. Green Bean Casserole was invented by a Campbell’s Soup recipe developer.

Ever wonder how Cream of Mushroom Soup became an essential casserole ingredient? The first green bean casserole was cooked up in 1955 by Dorcas Reilly, who worked in the home economics department at the Campbell Soup Company. She devised the idea to add frozen green beans to the canned Cream of Mushroom Soup, then topped the whole concoction with crispy onions. And the green bean casserole was born. Today, Campbell’s estimates that 40% of Cream of Mushroom Soup sales go to making green bean casserole.

11. Americans collectively eat 45 million turkeys to celebrate the holiday, the average size of which is 16 pounds.

That means that Americans consume about 720 million pounds of turkey on this special day.

12. But don’t forget about the sideboard.

With indulgent sides like stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, mac and cheese, and much more, the calories start to add up. Americans consume an average of 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving, and around 159 grams of fat. Let’s get our stretchy pants on.

13. What’s the price tag of the big meal?

According to the American Farm Bureau, the cost of a classic thanksgiving dinner—which includes turkey and stuffing, sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberries, carrots and veggies, pumpkin pie, milk and coffee—was $48.90 in 2018. For a meal that’ll feed 10 people, that doesn’t sound too bad.

14. In practice, however, Americans tend to spend a lot more.

CNBC reports that, to build up that sideboard, Americans spend an average of $334 to host around 11 guests for the big meal.

15. Pack up the car.

According to AAA, approximately 54.3 million Americans travel 50 miles or more to celebrate the holiday. Honestly, this is no surprise—we already know that Southerners will go to great lengths to gather together at Grandma’s house.

https://www.southernliving.com/thanksgiving/thanksgiving-trivia

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