Black Friday Non-Shopping and Leftover Contest!


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?

One thought on “Black Friday Non-Shopping and Leftover Contest!

  1. Megan

    another recipe for you:
    2 Pie Crusts (see pastry recipe below, may have to double)

    1 tsp. Olive Oil

    4 Eggs, beaten

    4 Cloves of Garlic, pressed

    1 Onion, chopped Fine

    1 Bundle of Fresh Spinach or Package Frozen Spinach, thawed

    6-8 Slices Bacon

    1/2 Pound (or so) Cooked Turkey, cubed or broken into bite sized pieces

    1/2 Cup Gruyere, Swiss, Cheddar or firm cheese, shredded

    Saute the garlic and onions in the oil. Add bacon, and fry until cooked through. Add spinach and cooked turkey. Remove from heat. Divide mixture between the 2 pie shells, spread with most of the shredded cheese, then pour eggs over top, and top with remaining cheese. Bake in 325 oven for 30-45 minutes. Just keep an eye on it so that it does not burn. Let stand about 5 minutes before serving

    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.

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