Several times a year I defrost a whole turkey, separate the meat from the bones and make at least 5 meals depending how large the bird weighs.
I can definitely feed my family of 5 on a nice large Turkey Breast and have everyone satisfied when they leave the table.
My husband wanted me to make homemade turkey burgers for dinner. I have to say I love turkey, but never have been a fan of Turkey Burgers since more than likely they come out very dry.
I told him I would try my best to make a juicy burger and I have to say it was VERY JUICY and VERY TASTY!! I A-MAZED myself, LOL!
Who would have thunk? I will definitely be making these tasty burgers again for the family!
I wanted a nice salad for dinner last night. Basically I wanted something light and not so heavy for a meal and a salad sounded great for what I wanted. Of course I added shrimp and wanted a nice kick so I made a curry rub to season the shrimp with. Yep, my salad was perfect and the kids said they LOVED it as well!
Anyhow, all you want to do is sprinkle this rub onto shrimp, chicken or pork five minutes before grilling or sauteing to maximize your flavors and then go from there!!
A couple of weeks ago I cut up a raw turkey and used one of the turkey breasts to make Gluten Free Turkey nuggets served with my cranberry dipping sauce!
I dredged the nuggets through egg and a gluten free bread crumbs mixed with smashed Ruffles potato chips as my breading. Yep, it was a tasty concoction!!
I use to like L&L’s Hawaiian Barbecue Chicken. Ever since I found out that I was allergic to chicken and gluten, I haven’t eaten there in years. Nevertheless, here is my copycat version: Gluten Free Hawaiian Barbecue Turkey with homemade macaroni salad and steamed rice.
I have never baked homemade taquitos before and wanted to give it a try. Baked taquitos are healthier and create less of a mess in your kitchen than when you are frying them.
Serve with sour cream and / or guacamole or even a Sweet & sour cranberry dipping sauce. Leftover chicken or a rotisserie chicken is perfect for the filling… or in my case leftover Turkey.
Since my kids and I are intolerant to chicken, I make A LOT of turkeys over the course of a year and whatever you usually make with chicken, I substitute with Turkey, hence Turkey Taquitos. 🙂
I have not been feeling well the last week. I have head congestion that just won’t seem to go away. But no matter how I feel, I am still at it in the kitchen making dinner for everyone, EVERY.SINGLE.NIGHT.
Last night I decided that I was going to use up the last of the Thanksgiving turkey leftovers and thought a pasta dinner would be the way to go.
Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE turkey leftovers… but after a week of eating Turkey for dinner — I am kinda done and would like something else regardless of how creative I can get.
Making a dinner that only requires one-pot makes for easy clean up! And not to mention a simple dinner prep.
Well my gravy was a disaster yesterday. I have no idea where I failed, but the darn thing never thickened and looked like thin au jus unfortunately. Since I have a lot of leftovers because I cooked a 25 pound turkey, I made a new batch of gravy today — and it is perfect!
Never give up, today is a brand new day to try at it again!
- 1 cup pan drippings
- 2 cups turkey or chicken stock
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/4 cup arrowroot or more if you want thicker gravy
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Pour drippings into a fine mesh strainer then allow the drippings to cool a bit so that the fat rises to the top and starts to solidify. Use a spoon to remove the fat.
- In a pot on high heat add drippings and stock. Bring to a boil.
- Remove pot from heat add arrowroot, constantly whisking to combine until completely dissolved.
- Next add butter and stir until butter is melted.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve immediately, or keep on very low heat until you’re ready to serve.
My daughter is a HUGE fan of Meatloaf. I get heartburn from cooked tomatoes that includes ketchup and barbeque sauce. Basically anything that contains cooked tomatoes is not my friend. However, I will make meatloaf and bare the pain because my daughter loves my meatloaf. That has to be love, right?