by Baby Huey
Turkey soup. Turkey omelettes. Turkey fried rice. Turkey sandwiches that use dressing as bread. God I love thanksgiving leftovers. This is one of my favorite recipes using leftovers, and it's mighty easy, to boot.
As an aside, you should all go here and make this bread recipe. I made it this weekend, and it is seriously idiot-proof. Unless your yeast is dead from the start, you can't screw this up.
1 lb egg noodles
Boil the noodles according to the package directions, but stop about 2 minutes early. Drain completely.
In a big saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the gravy and milk, and stir till it's smooth. Stir in cheese, a handful at a time, till it's all melted. Add the turkey, vegetables, and noodles, and stir gently to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste -- the milk will probably have dulled the flavor a bit. Fill a greased casserole dish with this goop, and top with the crumbs and the melted butter. Put in a 350 degree oven, uncovered, until it's brown and bubbly on top, about 25 minutes.
As for the metal, it's that time of the year for me to start telling you my favorite albums of 2006. I'll give you two of the top 10 each week for the next 5 weeks. I'm sure you're on pins and needles.
10. Witchery - Don't Fear the Reaper
This is the review I wrote for the album earlier this year: "The underground Swedish metal scene is a hotbed of musical incest, and Witchery is no exception. I swear to god there are 1500 Swedish metal bands but only like 13 people that can play an instrument in the whole damned country. Put on hiatus since 2001 because of 3 of its members' other bands' grueling tour schedule (guitarist Patrik Jensen is in the Haunted, bassist Sharlee D'Angelo is in Mercyful Fate and Arch Enemy, and Martin Axenrot is in Bloodbath, as well as currently sitting as drummer for Opeth), they're back with an album that, despite its name, doesn't really need any more cowbell. The album is full of catchy riffs and fantastic drum work. With Jensen in the band, though, a lot of the riffs sound like The Haunted rip-offs. In some cases it's because of Jensen's unique guitar tone, and in others it's because they're really just self-plagiarized. Still, it's a combination of quality and anticipation, as this is their fir st album in 5 years, but this is one of the best albums I've heard all year."
9. Light this City - Facing the Thousand
I got some great comments from my FTTW review of this album a few weeks ago: "Fresno-based Light this City reminds me of Sweden's Arch Enemy in many ways. For one, they both have a female vocalist who growls as good or better than many of her male counterparts. The guitars are extremely melodic, but still remain heavy. The drums are lightning-fast and perfectly on-beat. The songs are catchy and fun to listen to. All in all, I was very pleasantly surprised by these guys." Specifically, like Turtle said: "Nothing good comes from Fresno. Just evil people. So it must be good"
Stay tuned next week for numbers 7 and 8.
DJ Baby Huey