Doorbuster Deals

You just got back from your Fourth of July weekend and it’s already time for the next holiday—Black Friday! No, we’re not skipping ahead to November… we’re talking about Target’s annual Bonus Black Friday Sale.

This year, the sale is back for two full days (July 12-13) of doorbuster deals and eager shoppers with a chance to save on items across all aisles, including electronics, toys, home décor, apparel and more.

If you’re going to shop like it’s the day after Thanksgiving, you might as well eat like it’s the day after Thanksgiving. (Hallelujah, leftovers!) But let’s not forget it’s the middle of summer, and temperatures don’t exactly call for roasted turkey and warm stuffing.

So, the Target Test Kitchen put a twist on traditional Turkey Day fare to complement a few of Target’s Bonus Black Friday doorbuster deals—check out the four recipes and deals below. Happy shopping (and eating)! 

Makes 4 sandwiches

If you watched every episode of “Friends,” then chances are you still have a soft spot for Joey Tribbiani and his endless appetite. Trade in your customary holiday meatloaf for this hearty meatball sub sandwich (the Italian hunk’s favorite “snack”) and chow down while watching all 236 episodes of the TV cult classic on “Friends:” The Complete Series DVD.

What You’ll Need:
1/2 (28-oz.) pkg. Market Pantry Turkey Meatballs (about 27 meatballs)
1 1/2 cups Market Pantry Pasta Sauce
4 Market Pantry Bolillo Rolls (from bakery)
8 slices Market Pantry Provolone Cheese

What You’ll Do:
1. Combine frozen meatballs and sauce in medium saucepan; cover. Heat on medium-high. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes until meatballs are hot, stirring occasionally.

2. Meanwhile, slice rolls lengthwise, and arrange each with 2 slices cheese. If desired, broil until bread is toasted and cheese is melted.

3. Divide heated meatballs and sauce between rolls. Serve warm.

Makes 4 Sandwiches         

Have you ever tried to stuff and roast a turkey? It’s not for the faint of heart! If you don’t have the time, space or patience to cook a full bird, grill up juicy Cheddar Bacon Turkey Burgers instead—they’ll sizzle over the porcelain-coated cast iron cooking grates on your new STOK Island 2-Burner Gas Grill. When you’re done showing off your culinary skills, the grill’s grease tray empties easily for quick cleanup.

 What You’ll Need:
20 oz. lean ground turkey
1 cup Market Pantry Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese
4 strips fully cooked turkey bacon, chopped
4 hamburger buns
Toppings: barbecue sauce, mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato

What You’ll Do:
1. Mix turkey, cheese and bacon in medium bowl.  Form into 4 patties, 3/4-inch thick each.

2. Meanwhile, heat large nonstick skillet on medium heat, and add patties. Cook about 5 minutes, until brown on bottom; turn over. Cook 5 to 6 minutes longer until fully cooked.

3. Serve on buns with desired toppings.

Makes 8 servings

Loaded fries take on new meaning when topped with marshmallows, dried cranberries and pecans. Sweet potatoes may be an average Thanksgiving side dish, but there’s nothing traditional about this summertime interpretation! They’ll warm up your next patio party. Give your guests a place to chill out while chomping down with the Threshold Ordway Patio Set. Don’t worry about spills—the hand-woven resin wicker is water, spill and fade resistant, so it’s perfect for outdoor use.

What You’ll Need:
1 (20-oz.) pkg. Market Pantry Sweet Potato Fries
½  (10.5-oz.) pkg. Market Pantry Mini Marshmallows
1 cup Market Pantry Chopped Pecans
1 cup Market Pantry Dried Cranberries

What You’ll Do:
1. Heat oven to 400⁰F.  Bake fries as directed on package.

2. Immediately sprinkle fries with marshmallows, pecans and cranberries.

3. Return to oven. Bake 5 minutes longer until marshmallows are puffed and golden brown.  Serve immediately.

Makes 3 cups

Enjoy all the flavors of warm apple pie in a cool, new way—no oven necessary! All you need is the Ninja Personal Blender, which is just as powerful as its name implies. Blend ingredients together, and cool off under a big sun umbrella!

What You’ll Need:
1 1/2 cups Market Pantry Apple Cider or Spiced Apple Cider
1/2 cups Market Pantry Vanilla Ice Cream
1 small apple, peeled and quartered
1/2 tsp. Market Pantry Cinnamon
Market Pantry Dairy Whipped Topping
Market Pantry Vanilla Wafers

What You’ll Do
1. Combine cider, ice cream, apple and cinnamon in blender.

2. Blend on high 30-60 seconds until smooth.

3. Pour into glasses. Garnish with whipped topping, additional cinnamon and wafers.

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