Do you remember the episode of Friends “The One With Ross’s Sandwich” from season 5? Ross described with pure excitement the Thanksgiving leftover sandwich created by Monica. Turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and slice of gravy soaked bread. I don’t host Thanksgiving, so I normally don’t get holiday leftovers. But I want them just for this sandwich!
Now while I’m sure Monica’s leftovers are delicious (she’s a chef after all!) and this sandwich doesn’t have the secret ingredient “Moist Maker”, Starbucks does whip up a fairly good version with it’s Holiday Turkey & Stuffing Panini.
It is important to note that this panini isn’t as indulgent as a homemade version would be or even the Holiday Turkey at Earl of Sandwich. The turkey is thin, yet nicely seasoned. The gravy is just a thin layer (could use more). The stuffing is moist and flavorful (though can use more cranberries). But for only 440 calories and easily accessible, I will take it all season! Glad they brought it back again! And since it’s easily available to all at your local Starbucks, you won’t be like Ross hiding his sandwich in the company refrigerator!