Cooking Life

The Pilgrim Wrap

November 28, 2015

I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving spent with family and friends! I also hope that the rush of Black Friday shopping didn’t get you down and that those of you who are off are enjoying the four day weekend. My husband is spending today in the woods hunting, and I’ll be putting up our Christmas trees and attempting to return the house to some kind of order. The only evidence that Thanksgiving is in fact over are all of the leftovers currently stocking my fridge.

Leftovers are one of my favorite parts of holiday feasts. When I was a kid, my mom always served an early meal, so by six or seven in the evening, we’d be heating up leftovers. I’d usually pile mine high on a roll to make a sandwich. Nowadays, my husband’s absolute favorite way to eat his Thanksgiving leftovers is in the form of a “Pilgrim Wrap”. Some diners even serve these on their regular menus. I believe Krisch’s in Massapequa has them. Or at least, I’ve ordered one there at some point!

Pilgrim Wrap (serves 1)

Here’s what you need:

1 large flour tortilla

A few slices of turkey

Some stuffing (maybe 1/3 cup?)

A few tablespoons of gravy

3 slices cranberry sauce (if you are using the can!)

Put everything on your wrap except for the cranberry sauce, and microwave it for 1 minute. Next add your cranberry sauce and enjoy!

If you have potato leftovers- namely sweet potato leftovers- can I make a recommendation? Make this for breakfast.

 Eggs over Sweet Potatoes (serves 2)

A few slices of bacon

Leftover chunks of sweet potatoes

Two tablespoons of diced onions

2 Eggs

A few slices of avocado

Cut up a few pieces of bacon into small bits and fry them until they are almost cooked. Add the onions. Once the bacon and onions are fully cooked, add your sweet potatoes. Once everything is nice and browned, set the potatoes aside as two portions. Crack your eggs into the bacon grease (add  a little more oil if the pan looks dry) and fry them on both sides until they are cooked, but the yolk is still a little squishy. Top the sweet potatoes with an egg and serve with a few slices of avocado each. This is one of my favorite weekend breakfasts.

Instagram also tells me that some people have simply been topping leftover stuffing with a fried egg- which is obviously a great idea! What is your favorite way to eat Thanksgiving leftovers?

While you think about it and get back to me, I will leave you with the playlist that I will be listening to while I put up my trees!  Warning- it’s a lot of Amy Grant, so it sounds a lot like my childhood Christmas soundtrack.

Music to Decorate Trees to

  1. Its the Most Wonderful Time of the Year- Amy Grant

2.  Little Saint Nick- She and Him

3. Baby It’s Cold Outside- Norah Jones and Willie Nelson

4. Grown Up Christmas List- Amy Grant

5. Santa Claus is coming to Town- Bruce Springsteen

6. Silver Bells- She and Him

7. Christmas All Over Again- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

8. Wonderful Christmastime- Paul McCartney

9. Angels We Have Heard on High- Amy Grant

10. Sleigh Ride- Amy Grant

11. Hark the Herald Angels Sing- Vince Guaraldi Trio

12. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree- She and Him

13. The Chanukah Song Part 3- Adam Sandler and the Drei- Dels


All of these can be found on Spotify. Have a lovely weekend!




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