Galettes are in the zeitgeist. These rustic pies are unstructured, forgiving, and are the pastry we all need for 2020! If you’re making pies for your Thanksgiving dinner simply make (or buy) an extra crust. To bake your savory Thanksgiving Leftover Galette all you need is a single pie crust rolled flat over a piece of parchment paper + your desired leftovers. Place your leftovers in the middle of the crust leaving 1-2 inches of crust around the outer edges. Fold the 1-2 inches onto itself creating an edge. Mine will contain turkey, my Aunt Roberta’s cornbread dressing, Brussel sprouts, gravy, my homemade cosmopolitan cranberry sauce, and garlic mashed potatoes. Place your galette on a baking sheet or, if you have a cast iron skillet, this will give a nice crunch to the bottom of your crust then put in an oven pre-heated to 400F for 30-40 minutes until the crust is a golden brown.

My go to Turkey Curry Croissant Sandwich is also easy to make, and works especially well with the leftover bits of the turkey that often seems to go to waste. These sandwiches are SIMPLE to assemble and they travel well if you’ll be heading to a riding clinic or enjoying a trail ride.
 Turkey Curry Croissant Sandwich:
    3 cups turkey meat, food processed
    1/4 cup nuts (I use a variety), food processed
    1/4 cup craisins (or raisins)
    4 celery stalks (no need to de-string), food processed
    Salt to your liking (I put 1/2 tsp.)
    4 Tbsp. Mayonnaise
    Curry powder to your liking (I put 1 tsp.)
    8 Croissants (cut in half with serrated knife for cleanest cut)

In a large bowl, combine turkey, nuts, craisins, celery, salt, mayonnaise, and stir until well blended. Add curry powder to taste. Blend well and store in sealable container until ready to enjoy! Don’t forget your pre-cut croissants & a spoon if you’re taking them out for a trail ride or another fun outdoor equestrian event!

I hope you have much to be thankful for this year and are able to spend the holiday, whether in person or through the marvels of video chat, with those that you love. Cheers to heaps of yummy leftovers too!