Stuffing Toast Turkey Melt, or: What to do with Thanksgiving Leftovers

 Saturday, November 29, 2014

Oh dear blog, I haven't forgotten you! I thought I'd peak out from my hiding place to introduce THIS sandwich to you all.

Introducing (for lack of a better name), the Stuffing Toast Turkey Melt.


Stuffing Toast Turkey Melt; What to do with Thanksgiving Leftovers - by Jaymi M Photography
Ingredients:
Leftover Stuffing, Turkey, Cranberry Sauce
Cheese of your choice (I used provolone)
1 Egg
1/2 Cup Flour (approx)
1/2 Cup Chicken Broth (approx)
Make it:
I had about 2 cups of leftover stuffing and it made 4 pieces of "toast."  I started with the leftover stuffing and mixed in some chicken broth until it was pretty wet.  I added one egg and mixed well.  Then I slowly added the flour in until it started to take the form of a wet dough.  I didn't really measure the amount of broth or flour--just enough to make it the consistency of a wet bread dough.
I put a glop, about 1/2 cup at a time on my panini maker and grilled it until it was crispy and golden brown on top. I cut the edges off to make them perfect squares, like this:
Turkey Melt
When I got two toasts done, I layered on top turkey, cheese, and cranberry sauce and put the sandwich back on the grill until the cheese melted.  I preheated the turkey in the microwave a bit to speed up this process.
Result:
This was an experiment for me but I was really pleased how well the stuffing "toasts" came out.  They were crispy on the outside and super moist in the middle.  This could also be made with a waffle maker! I used this Oster Panini Maker which I love because I had room on it to do two toasts at a time.
Turkey Melt
Keep it in a square or cut it in half and serve!
Turkey Melt
You could use all kinds of leftovers with this! I think a layer of mashed sweet potatoes could work nicely on this as well!

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Horseshoe Bend

 Friday, May 30, 2014

This week the boyfriend and I took a road trip to Horseshoe Bend in Arizona.  I dragged my tripod out and took 3 bracketed shots and merged them with HDR software. I tried it with 5 shots also but it looked a little too fake for me. I liked this version better.

I shot this with my favorite lens--the awesome wide angle Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8.

Horseshoe Bend

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Kristin & Matt's Engagement Session

 Saturday, April 26, 2014

Oh, I tried to narrow this post down to just my favorites, but there were so many it was a bit challenging.

I shot this at Leo Carillo Beach, north of Malibu, and on some of the hiking trails around it.


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I think this may be my favorite session I've shot :)


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Kristin & Matt - Engagement Session Preview

 Friday, April 18, 2014

I just loved this engagement session.  Not only is it two of my best friends, but we shot in one of the most beautiful locations I could imagine.

I have so many pics to sort, but here's a quick preview, just one shot from each location.


Kristin & Matt engagement
Kristin & Matt engagement

I can't even explain why I love that second shot so much. They are so tiny and far away, and walking away from me, but I love it anyway. And I figure since this is just a preview, it gives a good teaser of some of the amazing shots we got in that awesome spot!





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Thailand - Part 3: Krabi

 Wednesday, April 16, 2014

This is my 3rd and final post from my amazing trip to Thailand, and it may just have been my favorite stop.

We went to the beautiful region of Krabi. From where we were staying, we took a boat to the elusive Railay Beach. There are no roads that go to this beach, you can only reach it by boat.
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The hotel we stayed at was also my favorite of the trip. It had this amazing infinity pool over looking the ocean.
  Krabi, Thailand

Our last day there, we went on an amazing hike. It was over 1200 steep steps to the top! My legs were shaking by the time I even got to the half way point! So to take a break I snapped some pics of this unbelievable view.
  Krabi, Thailand

The view at the top was definitely worth it.

Krabi, Thailand

Pictures don't even do it justice. It was simply breathtaking.
  Krabi, Thailand
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Thailand - Part 2: Phi Phi Island

 Monday, March 31, 2014

First of all, if you missed Thailand Part 1 click on over to see a few shots of Bangkok.

I took these photos with the AWESOME Tokina 11-16mm 2.8 that my boyfriend got me for Christmas.  This super wide angle lens is perfect for travel photography.  I once rented a Nikon 14-28 2.8 lens that is about 3 times the cost and I honestly love the Tokina more.  It is smaller, wider, more lightweight, WAY cheaper, and just as sharp as the Nikon version.  I highly recommend this lens!

Anyways, on to Thailand....We took a ferry from Phuket to get to Phi Phi Island.  Seeing pictures of this island is what made me want to go to Thailand to begin with!

Once we reached Phi Phi we transferred form the ferry to one of these long tail boats (the main form of transportation in Phi Phi, as there are no cars on the island) which took us around the island to our hotel.

Phi Phi Island

The next day we hired one of these long tail boats to give us a tour of the island. He took us into all the cool little coves where we could jump off the boat to snorkel and explore. It was really overcast and foggy (but hot!) when we first set out!

Phi Phi Island

After a bit the clouds started separating and blue skies started peaking through.

Phi Phi Island

Phi Phi Island

Phi Phi Island

Definitely my favorite spot at Phi Phi was Maya Bay, about a 20 minute boat ride away. This beautiful uninhabited island is where they shot the Leonard DiCaprio movie, The Beach.

Maya Bay

Maya Bay

I loved taking pics of the long tail boats tied up at shore. This one is definitely my favorite.

Maya Bay

This was our last view of Phi Phi before departing to our final stop, Karbi.
  Phi Phi Island

I also wanted to share these two pics. These are two shots my boyfriend took with a go pro camera. Just wanted to show that you don't need an expensive dslr to take cool shots.
  Phi Phi Island (go pro)


I'll share part 3 soon!



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