As I am writing this the day after Thanksgiving, my initial inclination was to provide you with some ideas on how to use any Thanksgiving dinner leftovers you might have. And while I will briefly do that in today’s edition, I felt it would be helpful to provide you with a dish that is light, healthy and delicious. My son, Andrew, prepared it for us on Thanksgiving Eve, as we were fully aware of the culinary adventures we were going to embark on the following day.
But, to briefly hit on leftovers, I would start with the classic hot brown sandwich. As many of you may know, the hot brown was invented by chef Fred Schmidt in 1926 at Louisville’s Brown Hotel. It’s an open faced sandwich that includes bacon, turkey, a Parmesan cheese sauce and tomatoes. This is not something to try if you are intent on starting your diet the day after Thanksgiving, but what the heck? The diet can wait a day, right? The official recipe can easily be found online. On a side note, since we are talking about the Brown Hotel, when I was managing our charity golf event, we had an agreement with the Galt House to host our professionals and celebrities. Actor Bill Murray asked me if he could instead stay at The Brown Hotel. Obviously I made it work. I was curious as to why he wanted to stay at The Brown, and he informed me The Brown Hotel was where his parents had honeymooned. I still find that useless piece of trivia interesting. Anyway, another trending topic on how to use Thanksgiving leftovers is the creation of a huge sandwich the next day which includes turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, mashed potatoes, basically anything that was on your plate the day before. I’ve never done it but a lot of people love taking a picture of their massive sandwich and posting it online. Now, onto the healthy grilled salad.