Monday, November 19, 2012

What Are You Doing Black Friday?

After the last couple of times I went shopping on Black Friday, (parking lot wars, rumble in the mall jungle, and cold rain without an umbrella to my name) I decided any Black Friday shopping would be done online. But then I thought to myself what would be more fun would be to kick back, go into Second Life, and read excerpts from my novella Naughty Little Secrets. Visit with readers and just chillax. Afterward, maybe fix a Hot Brown and then do a little online shopping. Sounds a lot better than getting in the mess at Walmart, Target, or the Mall.

Say, how would you like to share a Hot Brown with me? Click the picture above for info on my next Cassandra's Story Hour and check out the recipe below for a tasty Hot Brown. Enjoy!

The Yummiest Turkey Leftovers Sandwich You'll Ever Have

The Hot Brown (view image)


6 tablespoons butter

6 tablespoons all-purpose flour

3 cups milk

1/2 cup freshly-grated Parmesan cheese

1 egg, room temperature and beaten

Salt and black pepper to taste

1/2 cup prepared whipped cream

8 slices toasted white bread, crust trimmed off

1 pound cooked turkey breast, thin sliced

Grated Parmesan cheese for topping

8 bacon slices, fried crisp

Making the Sauce:
Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Gradually whisk in flour until smooth and without lumps. Now stir in milk until sauce comes to a gentle boil, whisk then remove from heat. Add Parmesan cheese and stir until melted and blended.

Using a small bowl, beat the egg. Slowly add 1 cup of the heated sauce, 1/3 cup at a time to the egg, and keep stirring. Now slowly add in your egg mixture to the remaining sauce, whisking until well blended; add salt and pepper to taste. Fold in the whipped cream.

For each Hot Brown sandwich, place two slices of toasted bread in an individual sized serving, oven safe ceramic or metal dish. Pile on plenty of that sliced, leftover turkey breast. Pour plenty of the sauce mixture over the turkey. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Place entire dish in the oven under a broiler, approximately 5-7 minutes or until the sauce is bubbly. Remove from broiler, cross two pieces of cooked crispy bacon over the top, and serve.

Makes 4 servings of two open-faced sandwiches.



Mary Kirkland said...

Sounds pretty good. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Cassandra said...

Thanks, Mary. You do the same, sugar. ((hugs))