Eating Christmas Leftovers: Peanut Butter & Turkey
After three days of festive eating and just over-eating, I’m left with a lot of turkey + stuffing, half a ham and about half a kilo of roast. So, seeing how I was totally abandoned by everyone in my family for dinner, I had a choice or either braving the rain to find some food or staying home and to cook. I decided on the latter seeing how it made no sense going out for dinner because it would do the dead birds injustice after roasting them in the hot oven for several hours and we really should try not to waste good food.
I was craving for some crunchy peanut butter, and was tempted to just slap some on one slice of bread and nutella on another and press them together for dinner, but again I felt really guilty about all the leftovers in the fridge that might be tossed out in a few days if I don’t help with the eating. Hmmm…. peanut butter or peanut butter or peanut butter, I simply could not shake the thought of peanut butter off my mind, and then I got it...it made perfect sense, I would make a ‘trashy’ peanut butter & turkey sandwich. To me it seemed relatively logical…err…after all, they serve a lot of Chinese chicken stir-fries with nuts right?
My house-help watched me with an aghast expression plastered on her face, as I proceeded to spread a thick layer of peanut butter on toast, laid shredded turkey meat, topped that with baby spinach, twisted the pepper mill and finished with another slice of toast. So to defend my sandwich concoction I made her a sample, a piece of turkey and spread some peanut butter that was received with a very surprised “it is good!” And I felt a sense of validation. Peanut butter & turkey sandwich, when I first said it out loud it sounded really odd, and perhaps it is just another one of those days where I have cooked/made nonsense food in my kitchen but the long and short of it is that I confess: I really liked it.