Someone get the police on the phone, I need to report 14 missing days from this month. I guess that's what happens when you are off having so much fun. I guess it's time for me to correct that bad behavior and launch into full-on Turkey Day prep mode. I'm not gonna cop to being completely OCD, but I have my moments. I spent a couple hours in a relaxing meditative state called dusting, so we don't have a repeat of last years' "Turn on the chandelier and see cobwebs all over it incident".
I've been trying out a few new recipes I might want to add to the menu this year, one of them was a Cranberry-Orange Sauce I found over at Liv Life. I thought why not start off the holiday backwards by showing you a sandwich you could make with the leftovers from the big feast.
Turkey, Cranberry and Brie Sandwich
(1) - 2 1/2 pound turkey breast
Freshly ground black pepper
1 recipe Cranberry-Orange Sauce (here is the recipe, I did add a little extra sugar though)
8 ounces Brie cheese
2 sourdough seeded baguettes - Trader Joe's has some par baked ones that are excellent
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Place the turkey breast skin side up in a heavy pan and rub with a little bit of olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes or until the turkey reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees F. Remove the turkey from the oven and let it rest for 15 minutes or so.
Warning: This next photo contains graphic nudity!
Remove the skin from the turkey and slice it into 1/2 - inch slices. See all that juice running out, it's because you didn't over cook it.
Split a baguette and cut it into sandwich sized pieces. My size is 1/2 a baguette, but I like to live a little bit on the sandwich wild side.
Place a generous amount of the cranberry sauce on the bottom half of the baguette. Add a layer of turkey, top with a few slices of brie. Place the sandwich in the microwave for 40 seconds or so until the brie starts running and screaming for Merci. Add a bit of arugula and top with the other half of the baguette.
I'm heading back into the kitchen to work on dessert. Let me know if there is a recipe that you think has to go on my menu.