RENO, NV - There’s a mad rush to buy turkey and all the fixins for Thursday. Many people will buy more food than they or their guests can eat. One Reno woman has won a grand prize in a national magazine for transforming those leftovers into a big piping hot bowl of soup.
“I made 2 of everything and had a ton of leftovers. So I did the typical stuff like Sheperd’s Pie, and using puff pastry to stuff the leftovers. After about 3 or 4 days I was completely over the taste of Thanksgiving. Found the stuffing dumplings as a base recipe and then, what else can I do and found the Creole seasoning and threw it in,” says Relina Shirley, talking about last Thanksgiving.
She is November’s Taste of Home Magazine’s Grand Prize Recipe Winner.
Relina is a recent Reno transplant, and submitted that recipe to the national magazine in February.
July she found out judges liked her recipe above the rest.
“Turned out it was a winner,” says Relina
The recipe calls for much of the traditional food that is served at Thanksgiving--from appetizers like mushrooms, to side dishes like green beans, turkey, and stuffing.
Relina says she put the $500 in prize money to good use, buying more kitchen appliances to create more award winning recipes.