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I’m scheduling this post for early Black Friday morning, when I’m going to be sound asleep. (At least, I hope I will be.) So I’m writing this just after eating a sizable but not gluttonous Thanksgiving dinner.

So! Have a friend who likes urban fantasy? Want to have a gift sent to them at no cost to you? You’re in luck: the prize for this contest is a signed, inscribed, giftwrapped copy of Child of Fire, which I will mail to your friend/family member/loved one/mortal enemy anywhere on the planet Earth.

I’ll inscribe it any way you like (within reason), and the gift wrap will be nice but non-denominational. I’ll also include a nice but non-denominational card, too, with “Do not open before [date you choose]!” written on the envelope. And don’t worry, my wife will do the actual wrapping; that ensures the package will not only look nice, but it won’t be sloppily cocooned in scotch tape.

This lets you cross someone off your gift list without spending a cent! How do you win the prize? Well, we have the remains of a 20 lb. turkey in our fridge, and we’re looking for recipes for the leftovers. Suggest something. You can give the recipe in detail, describe it in a general way, or just drop a link to something you like. On Sunday morning, my wife, son and I will look at all of the suggestions on my main blog, LJ, and Facebook, and together we’ll choose a recipe to try. If we choose yours, you win!

Helpful tips for folks thinking of entering: soups, sandwiches and pot pies will have to be really unique or special, since we make a lot of them already. Cheese will be a tough sell (we’re open-minded, but cheese and turkey?), and any sort of hot sauce or spicy pepper will get an immediate veto by the child. And, if we find two recipes that look great, we may have two winners.

At any rate, we’ll make the winner’s recipe and I’ll blog how it turned out.

You didn’t want to go shopping on Black Friday anyway, did you?

Mirrored from Twenty Palaces. You can comment here or there.

Comments

i_amsherlocked
Nov. 27th, 2009 10:15 pm (UTC)
We make empanadas with our left over turkey. Here are three Thanksgiving variations of them:
#1
filling:
Leftover turkey, cubed or broken into bite sized pieces
leftover stuffing
cranberry sauce
pastry:
1 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1/3 c. butter, slightly softened
2-3 tbsp. ice water
Knead together until smooth. Roll to desired thickness.

Roll out the crust and cut into 3-inch squares
Take a walnut sized bunch of meat mixture in your hand, put on the center of the crust and pinch the top together.
Bake at 350°F for 35 minutes or until browned.

for numbers 2-4 there is a slight variation in the pastry dough if you like a savory flavor:

#2
filling:
Leftover turkey, cubed or broken into bite sized pieces
leftover mashed potatoes
leftover stuffing
leftover gravy
put a spoonful of each into the center of the pastry

pastry:
1/2 tsp. paprika
1 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground celery seed or celery salt
1/3 c. butter, slightly softened
2-3 tbsp. ice water
Knead together until smooth. Roll to desired thickness.

#3
I know you said ew! to the cheese, but this is tasty:
filling:
Leftover turkey, cubed or broken into bite sized pieces
cheddar cheese, shredded
6 slices of crispy bacon, broken into bite sized pieces
(i have added grilled onion to this as a delicious variation)
put a spoonful of each in the center of the pastry



i_amsherlocked
Nov. 27th, 2009 11:18 pm (UTC)
here's an interesting one from an LJ friend, queenoftheskies:

Turkey Tacos

Shred some turkey

Fry up some leftover stuffing, with onions or any other veggies you want.

Stuff 'em into a taco shell or tortilla and add your voice of shredded and diced extras like cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, etc.

mardelwanda
Nov. 28th, 2009 10:27 pm (UTC)
OMG that sounds so delicious. Too bad I'm too lazy to cook this type of thing....maybe I'll suggest it to my husband.