Today is National Sandwich Day and while most people think of things like ham, tuna, or the ever classic peanut butter and jelly, whenever I hear the word sandwich, I think of dainty little finger sandwiches served with a fresh pot of tea. One of my favorite things to do, especially as the weather gets chilly like it has, is to enjoy high tea at my favorite tea room or to host a little tea party of my own. And so, with Thanksgiving coming up, I have been toying with the idea of having a harvest themed tea to celebrate the season. With this in mind, I thought it was only fitting to share a recipe that goes beautifully with tea – especially any kind of blend with apple or pumpkin spice flavors to it. The people that created it call it by another name: Turkey Cranberry Appetizers, but here in my family it’s known as the Thanksgiving Sandwich.
I first discovered the Thanksgiving Sandwich on Pinterest and made it for a tea party I was hosting for my family. It was a huge hit and was the first thing to disappear from the trays of tea time dainties I had made. Severed warm, it made a nice bridge between the chilled finger sandwiches and the hot, out of the oven scones, I had served. It is made of sliced turkey – either leftover from your Thanksgiving meal or from the deli counter – shredded Swiss cheese, dried cranberries, and refrigerated crescent roll dough and couldn’t be easier or quicker to make. And, as my niece observed, it tastes like a Thanksgiving dinner – minus the Pumpkin pie – rolled up into a sandwich. The only modification I made to the recipe was to increase the amount of cranberries I put in it. I really loved the tart sweetness they gave the recipe but you can adjust things to your tastes really easily.
This time around, I am planning on pairing the Thanksgiving sandwich with my favorite Apple Rum Cake and some pumpkin spice scones that I picked up from the Infuse Tea Bar table at the Women’s EXPO for a nice tea time version of Thanksgiving dinner. I am still on the lookout for more harvest – themed tea sandwiches and goodies to serve so if you have a recipe that you would like to share, I would love to hear it. Leave a comment and let me know what sort of Autumn time treats you like to serve for tea.
P. S. If you are planning on hosting your own Thanksgiving tea, be sure to check out my Tea Lover Charm Necklace and Girls Tea Party Necklace. Both of these charming tea necklaces can be personalized with a teapot charm in a range of colors and birthstones, including a golden brown topaz – great for celebrating the Autumn season and November birthdays. Visit my Etsy shop today.