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The other day a post on Red Meat prompted me to discuss a dish made of leftovers. Today at lunch I made a sandwich that I really enjoyed, and it got me to thinking that good use of leftovers is a worthy topic. We often have a turkey sandwich for lunch, but today it had several tasty twists. I had a small bit of a loaf of homemade buttermilk and honey white bread. I made a sauce of the last bit of leftover tartar sauce (mayonnaise, capers, pickle relish, and lemon juice) and the last bit of curry ketchup (ketchup, Maille Dijon, and curry powder) and spread the bread. I added a slice of Swiss, the last bit of a vinegar slaw (cabbage, red bell peppers, and red onions tossed in EVOO, cider vinegar, a little sugar, and a little Cholula), and some mesquite smoked turkey. I lightly buttered the outsides and put the sandwiches on the ridged griddle under a bacon press. The effect was vaguely reminiscent of a Reuben. I look forward to hearing of your successes (and noble attempts) to convert leftovers into things even more tasty!