Turkey Banh Mi

So, in a little less than a week, many of us are going to have some leftover turkey. Now, I highly suggest you start with the classic, unbeatable turkey-cranberry-mashed potato sandwich, but if you still have lots of leftover turkey then you need to try this turkey banh mi. It's tangy, crunchy, turkey sandwich heaven. 

Leftover Turkey Banh Mi - with pickled veggies and a tangy mayo sauce | Shiny Happy Bright

If you aren't familiar with banh mi - it simply means "bread" in Vietnamese. A banh mi sandwich is usually served in a baguette and includes pickled veggies, mayo, pork, and sometimes paté. 

If you're short on time, you could skip the whole pickling of the veggies thing, but I felt like that's what made it a next level sandwich. And definitely toast the bread - it only takes two minutes and it's 100% worth it. 

Leftover Turkey Banh Mi - with pickled veggies and a tangy mayo sauce | Shiny Happy Bright
Leftover Turkey Banh Mi - with pickled veggies and a tangy mayo sauce | Shiny Happy Bright
Leftover Turkey Banh Mi - with pickled veggies and a tangy mayo sauce | Shiny Happy Bright

I'm so excited for Thanksgiving, but I'm watching the weather closely because it looks like a large storm might be hitting the Midwest on Wednesday night...right when we plan to be on the road. I haven't had to plan my travel around weather in YEARS. It certainly makes me miss the 360 days of sun a year in Qatar. Two years ago when we got married (outside in Minnesota) several people asked me what my rain plan was. I hadn't even considered a rain plan - we got maybe 5 to 7 days of rain a year in Doha, so I said my rain plan was that it wouldn't rain. (and, it didn't, so whew!)

Perhaps that should be my approach to Thanksgiving related weather - knock it off, Midwest, the plan is no freezing rain this weekend, okay?!

Now that that is settled, here's that awesome sandwich recipe you've been promised:



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