So why is it with Thanksgiving you spend 10 hours of cooking/prepping/dicing/slicing/stuffing/mixing/chopping/prepping to eat for 30 minutes and then have it followed up by 3 hours of cleaning??? Something’s not right with that math. Now for me, I absolutely LOVE it. People say to me “Why not just go out to eat or go to someone else’s house for the holiday? Just go, stuff yourself and relax.” Thing is, I don’t enjoy that. I feel out-of-place if I’m not in the kitchen cooking. Yeah sure I offer to help buttttttt it’s not the same thing. It’s not my kitchen, my stuff and most likely (at the risk of being a snob) it’s not the way *I* would do it. Not saying my way is right but it’s just different.
Anyway yesterday Mr. Fantabulous and I had a fantastic Thanksgiving with just the two of us. It was perfect and romantic… as we dined in our best pajamas 🙂 Hey, don’t judge! I had been cooking for 10 hours, he’s lucky I had at least clean clothes on! LOL Well let me backtrack a second, “we” didn’t really eat. He ate in true ninja style – the plate was empty before I even picked up my fork. I, however, was so exhausted from cooking that I *maybe* had 5 bites. I was just too tuckered out to eat. So as he ate… and ate.. and ate (gotta love that!) I sat there, eyes getting heavy so wishing I was Tabitha in Bewitched so I could just wiggle my nose and the mess would clean itself up. Alas, no amount of wiggling helped although Mr. Fantabulous did ask me “what in the world are you doing with your face???” LOL but then… THEN he uttered those magic words every woman wants to hear… “You sit, I clean up…”
OMG! Did those words just come out of his gorgeous mouth and into my cluttered head?? YES YES YES! LOL Seriously, did I not marry the most perfect man ever?! *grinning from ear to ear* So we took all the dishes in and got them all cleaned and put away. Teamwork! Well if you’re like my family, you do 2 dinners on Thanksgiving. You have your real meal where you need to either be pantsless or weary your super comfy stretchy pants. Okay, so no one really ever was pantsless at our holiday dinners… I think! *wink* And then the 2nd dinner comes around 9 or 10 that night. You’ve rested up from dinner, watched some football, maybe snoozed or if you’re like me, still never stopped working. So after working out last night – yes, even after all that, I still worked out for an hour (actually it was an awesome energy boost!) I was sooooooo ready for “Dinner Jr.” And I knew exactly what I was having.
This has got to be one of my all time FAVORITEST sammiches/wraps EVER. Like EVER! As I was making this my stomach was growling big time and I swear it took FOREVER for it too cook (well like maybe 10 minutes) but seriously it seemed like 10 years! LOL I was *THAT* hungry! You can’t use that canned jelly cranberry sauce as it gets too runny when heated. It HAS to be fresh, and frankly, it really should be my Best Ever Cranberry Relish sauce. Seriously, you will eat this stuff straight from the spoon it’s so good! Now go out to your kitchen and make yourself one of these! You will definitely gobble these up!
It’s a wrap! A Gobbler Wrap!
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- 1 12” Tortilla wrap (warmed – microwave with a damp paper towel for 15–20 seconds)
- 3 tablespoon mashed potatoes
- 2 tablespoon corn *optional
- 3 ounces of Thanksgiving Stuffing (cut up or broken into pieces)
- 3 ounces of rough cut Thanksgiving turkey
- 3 ounces of Best Ever Cranberry Relish
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted or cooking spray
- Preheat broiler with the rack on the upper third part of the oven.
- In the middle of the wrap spread out the mashed potatoes in a 3”x 7” strip.
- On top of that add the corn.
- Next add the chopped up pieces of stuffing and turkey, evenly distributing it on the corn and mashed potatoes.
- On top of that add the cranberry relish, again, evenly distributing it. *You don’t want it to be runny, you want the chunks and thick syrup part.
- Fold up the left and right edges in approximately 2 inches to create a pocket on each side.
- Fold up the bottom edge to meet the top edge. You will now have a half-circle with a top and bottom layer of tortilla and filling between.
- Pull the bottom layer of the wrap away from you, gently, as you curl the top layer over the filling. Pulling the bottom layer helps you tighten the wrap.
- Roll the top layer toward the edge of the bottom layer until you have rolled the entire wrap into a cylinder.
- Place the wrap on a pan and lightly brush the top with butter or cooking spray.
- Broil for 3-6 minutes or until the tortilla starts to get crispy golden brown.
- Using kitchen tongs, flip the wrap over (you can lightly brush this side with butter if you so choose) and broil for 3-6 minutes or until crispy golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and allow to rest for about 1-2 minutes.
- Serve with a slice of homemade pecan or pumpkin pie!
- In a 12” non-stick pan, over medium heat, add the butter.
- Assemble the wrap per steps 2-9 above.
- Place the wrap, seam side down in the pan.
- Pan sear for 5-7 minutes or until the bottom is crispy, golden brown.
- Using kitchen tongs, gently flip over and pan sear again to obtain that crispy, golden brown appearance.
- At this point you can do this to the other 2 sides but it’s not necessary.
- Remove from the pan and allow to rest for 1-2 minutes.
- Serve with a slice of homemade pecan or pumpkin pie!
Recipe Reviews & Comments
We have a restaurant here in Pittsburgh called Mad Mex who only serves this style of sandwich around the holidays. It’s my absolute favorite. I made this last night and WOW! This is way better than Mad Mex! It’s freaking awesome! I took your advice and made your cranberry relish for it. That stuff on it’s own is addictive! This is so awesome! I’m so thrilled my co-worker shared your website with me!
Definitely hooked on your site now!
I’ve been to Mad Mex – great restaurant! Now that you have this recipe, you don’t have to wait for them to have it only for a short time. You can make it all year round if you want!
And seriously… isn’t that cranberry relish the best ever?! WAIT till you see the recipe for the Cranberry Ginger White Chocolate Oatmeal that uses this! TO DIE FOR!
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