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  • 2014 Christmas Gift GuideLOOK INSIDE FORGREAT GIFT IDEAS

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  • PAGE 2 THRIFTY NICKEL WANTS ADS CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE 2014 DEC. 18 - DEC. 24, 2014

    ACCORDIANPOTATOESCreamier thanrussets andlower in starch,all they need isa drizzle ofolive oil beforeroasting;sprinkle withparsley andthyme andserve.

    Serves: 8,Yields: 8side-dishservingsPrep Time: 10 min, Cook Time: 37 min Oven Temp: 450

    Ingredients8 large (8 ounces each) red potatoes2 tablespoon(s) extra virgin olive oil1/2 teaspoon(s) salt1/4 teaspoon(s) coarsely ground black pepper1 tablespoon(s) chopped fresh parsley leaves1 teaspoon(s) chopped fresh thyme leaves

    Directions1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Carefully slice eachpotato thinly without cutting all the way through.2. Place potatoes on microwave-safe dish and cover withwaxed paper. Cook in microwave on High 12 to 15 minutesor until easily pierced with tip of knife.3. Transfer potatoes to metal baking pan. Carefully drizzleoil between slices. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4tea-spoon coarsely ground black pepper. Roast in oven 25minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer potatoes toplatter; sprinkle with herbs.

  • DEC. 18 - DEC. 24, 2014 THRIFTY NICKEL WANTS ADS CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE 2014 PAGE 3

    GIBLET GRAVYIf you often wish you had more gravyleft after a holiday meal, this recipe isfor you. A long-simmering broth andpan drippings contribute rich flavor tothis abundant gravy that's not overlythick.

    Yield: 6 1/2 cups

    IngredientsNeck and giblets reserved from turkey4 cups water1 celery rib with leaves, cut intopieces1 onion, quartered1/2 cup all-purpose flour1/2 cup water1/2 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon pepper

    Preparation

    Combine first 4 ingredients in a largesaucepan. Bring to a boil; cover,reduce heat, and simmer 2 hours,removing liver after 20 minutes toprevent overcooking. Remove fromheat. Pour broth through a wire-meshstrainer into a bowl. Remove neckmeat from bone; chop, and set aside.Chop remaining giblets, and set aside.

    Stir 3 1/2 cups broth into reservedturkey drippings in broiler pan thatturkey roasted in, or in a large sauce-pan. Bring to a boil. Combine flourand 1/2 cup water, stirring untilsmooth; gradually whisk into boilingbroth. Add salt and pepper. Reduceheat to medium, and cook, whiskingconstantly, 5 minutes or until thick-ened. Stir in chopped neck meat andgiblets; cook until thoroughly heated.

    HEIRLOOM TOMATO SALAD WITHWATERCRESS AND PICKLED SHALLOTSLet colorful, sweet heirloom tomatoesshine in a simple side salad.

    IngredientsPickled shallot vinaigrette:1 shallot, peeled and thinly sliced1/2 cup white wine vinegarSaltFreshly ground black pepper1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oilSalad:Salt, and Freshly ground black pepper4 small heirloom tomatoes (about 1pound)2 cups watercress

    PreparationFor the pickled shallots:Combine the shallot with cup whitewine vinegar, season with salt andpepper. Refrigerate 30 minutes, oruntil shallots turn pink. Strain beforeusing.

    For the dressing:To make dressing, take 2 tablespoonsof vinegar from the shallot mixtureand place in a bowl. Whisk in 1/2 cupof extra-virgin olive oil and seasonwith salt and pepper.

    For the salad:To make the salad, cut the heirloomtomatoes into wedges. Place 2 cupswatercress in a large bowl and topwith tomato wedges, pickled shallotsand dressing.

  • PAGE 4 THRIFTY NICKEL WANTS ADS CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE 2014 DEC. 18 - DEC. 24, 2014

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    SEASONEDROASTTURKEYThis gorgeous turkey is seasoned withnine spices for flavor impact. Note thatit also releases lots of delectabledrippings for some dynamite gravy.

    Yield:12 to 14 servings

    1 (12- to 14-pound) fresh or frozenturkey, thawed

    1 tablespoon salt

    2 teaspoons seasoned salt

    1 teaspoon ground black pepper

    1 teaspoon poultry seasoning

    1 teaspoon garlic powder

    1 teaspoon paprika

    1 teaspoon ground red pepper

    1 teaspoon dried basil

    1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

    2 tablespoons butter or margarine,softened

    1 cup water

    Garnishes: kumquats, fresh sage, freshrosemary

    Add water to pan. Cover turkey withaluminum foil. Bake at 325 for 3 to 31/2 hours or until a meat thermometerinserted into meaty part of thighregisters 180, uncovering turkey after2 hours. Transfer turkey to a servingplatter, reserving pan drippings forgravy. Let turkey stand 15 minutesbefore carving. Garnish, if desired.

    Tip: If you buy a frozen bird, remem-ber to allow about 3 days for a 12- to14-pound turkey to thaw in the refrig-erator.

    PreparationRemove giblets and neck from turkey;reserve for making Giblet Gravy, ifdesired. Rinse turkey with cold water;pat dry. Place turkey, breast side up, ina greased broiler pan. Combine saltand next 8 ingredients. Using fingers,carefully loosen skin from turkey atneck area, working down to breast andthigh area. Rub about one-third ofseasonings under skin. Rub skin withsoftened butter; rub with remainingseasonings. Tie legs together withheavy string, or tuck under flap ofskin. Lift wing tips up and over back;tuck under turkey.

    Wishing Everyone aHappy Holiday!

    From TheThrifty Nickel Staff

  • DEC. 18 - DEC. 24, 2014 THRIFTY NICKEL WANTS ADS CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE 2014 PAGE 5

    NOV. 27 - DEC. 4, 2013 THRIFTY NICKEL WANTS ADS CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE 2013 PAGE 7

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  • PAGE 6 THRIFTY NICKEL WANTS ADS CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE 2014 DEC. 18 - DEC. 24, 2014

    Ingredients1 pound sweetitalian sausage3/4 pound leanground beef1/2 cup mincedonion2 cloves garlic,crushed1 (28 ounce) cancrushed tomatoes2 (6 ounce) canstomato paste2 (6.5 ounce) cans cannedtomato sauce

    1/2 cup water2 tablespoons white sugar1 1/2 teaspoons dried basilleaves1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds1 teaspoon italian seasoning1 tablespoon salt1/4 teaspoon ground blackpepper4 tablespoons chopped freshparsley

    WORLD'S BESTLASAGNA

    Directions1. In a Dutch oven, cook sausage,ground beef, onion, and garlic overmedium heat until well browned. Stirin crushed tomatoes, tomato paste,tomato sauce, and water. Season withsugar, basil, fennel seeds, Italianseasoning, 1 tablespoon salt, pepper,and 2 tablespoons parsley. Simmer,covered, for about 1 1/2 hours, stirringoccasionally.

    2. Bring a large pot of lightly saltedwater to a boil. Cook lasagna noodlesin boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes.Drain noodles, and rinse with coldwater. In a mixing bowl, combinericotta cheese with egg, remainingparsley, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F(190 degrees C).

    4. To assemble, spread 1 1/2 cups ofmeat sauce in the bottom of a 9x13inch baking dish. Arrange 6 noodleslengthwise over meat sauce. Spreadwith one half of the ricotta cheesemixture. Top with a third of mozzarellacheese slices. Spoon 1 1/2 cups meatsauce over mozzarella, and sprinklewith 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Repeat

    layers, and top with remaining mozza-rella and Parmesan cheese. Cover withfoil: to prevent sticking, either sprayfoil with cooking spray, or make surethe foil does not touch the cheese.5. Bake in preheated oven for 25minutes. Remove foil, and bake anadditional 25 minutes. Cool for 15minutes before serving.

    12 lasagna noodles16 ounces ricotta cheese1 egg1/2 teaspoon salt3/4 pound mozzarellacheese, sliced3/4 cup grated parmesancheese

  • DEC. 18 - DEC. 24, 2014 THRIFTY NICKEL WANTS ADS CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE 2014 PAGE 7

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    Address _________________________

    City/State/Zip_____________________

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    HERES HOW TO WIN:Simply fill in the answers on thetrivia contest entry form. Answerscan be found in the Christmas GiftGuide inserted in this weeks ThriftyNickel. Mail or drop off at yourfriendly THRIFTY NICKEL at 999 N.Congress Ave., Evansville, IN47715. Deadline is Monday,December 22, 2014. Winner will beannounced in the December 24,2014 issue of the THRIFTY NICKEL.

    Rules: Must Be 18 years of age and older to play.Employees and relatives of Thrifty Nickel are noteligible. One entry per person.

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