24 Nov Special of the Day~ Day-After-Turkey-Day Deliciousness
Roasting the big bird and making the dressing and mashing the potatoes and baking the pies makes for the mammoth meal-prep marathon of the year, begging the question: is there anybody out there who will feel like cooking anything at all in the days following tomorrow’s flamboyant feast?
The silver lining to this culinary cloud, of course, is the windfall of wonderful leftovers.
And if you can muster up the energy to pick up an artisan pizza crust and a bit of brie at the market and caramelize an onion, the heavy lifting for this week’s Special of the Day~ Day-After-Turkey-Day Deliciousness recipe is done, and you are well on your way to creating a Feast Favorites Flatbread to enjoy when you eventually get hungry again sometime after your Thanksgiving Day dinner.
It’s all of your favorites on a flatbread~ traditional Thanksgiving tastiness transformed into the ultimate appetizer. Add a simple salad and a glass of wine, and dinner is served.
Happy noshing to you with this week’s Special of the Day~ Day-After-Turkey-Day Deliciousness recipe for Feast Favorites Flatbread. Enjoy!
Feast Favorites Flatbread
Recipe by Sydne George
(makes one flatbread, serves 4-6)
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 medium sweet onion
Freshly ground pepper
1 Artisan Pizza Crust (available in the bakery department at Albertsons)
¼ cup whole berry cranberry sauce
1 cup thinly sliced roasted turkey, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 cup dressing
3 ounces log shape soft-ripened brie (available in the cheese case at Albertsons)
¼ cup crisp bacon, crumbled
Fresh thyme sprigs
Preheat oven to 400 degrees with rack in upper middle of oven.
Place pizza crust on baking sheet.
Spread crust with cranberries to cover.
Arrange turkey and dressing on top of cranberries.
Slice brie into thin slices and place slices around flatbread on top of turkey and dressing.
Sprinkle bacon over the top.
Bake in preheated oven for about 8 minutes, until brie is melted.
Slice into squares and garnish with fresh thyme sprigs.
Sydne George is a food journalist specializing in recipe development, food writing and food photography. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org . Sydne’s recipes from “Special of the day” are archived at http://sydnegeorge.com/blog/.