Summer is on it’s way! It seems like much too early to say that, but this past weekend boasted temperatures of 60 degrees and that trend is holding strong for the upcoming week. I’ve tried not to get too excited. There is certainly plenty of time for another cold spell or two, but I just can’t help it. The clouds have let the sun through, and it feels amazing! I want to plant the garden, shop for summer clothes, and spend all waking hours outside. I also want fresh summer meals full of flavor. (more…)
This summer, I explored the joys of turkey making. I was nervous, I was dubious, but in the end, it turned out great! There were steps along the way that were not so great: cutting the weird bits of plastic out of it, removing the sack of insides (yuck!), and just touching it in general. But, grossness aside, the process was pretty painless and it left A LOT of turkey to deal with. It was great preparation for the upcoming holiday that we are about to experience. Thanksgiving! Where turkey abounds. I’ve added a collection below of some of our favorite leftover turkey recipes. Some from our blog and some from others. Happy leftovers!
Last Thanksgiving, I was given a 12 pound turkey. An odd gift that has been sitting in my freezer ever since. I’ve never cooked a turkey before and don’t eat a lot of meat. But, this week, running low on my food budget and being opposed to letting anything go bad, I decided to cook it. Or, I suppose it’s called “roasting” it. I did my research and quickly learned that I did not have any of the right equipment to accomplish this task. No roasting pan, no meat thermometer, not even an onion to stuff inside of it (yuck!). Not one to bow out when someone says “you can’t,” I gave it a shot, and it turned out great! Who needs all that fancy stuff anyway? Here’s what I did. (more…)
The thing about roasting a turkey is that you have a significant amount of turkey meat on your hands. This calls for an arsenal of go-to turkey recipes and a little bit of patience from your kids with the single meat option for the week. Fortunately, there are a plethora of options for turkey. I decided to start with the tastiest first. Pot pie! I have not had pot pie since I was around nine years old. Around that time, they were declared unhealthy by my mother and no longer offered on the dinner menu. I admit, they aren’t the healthiest meal, but how often do you get to eat your dinner wrapped in pie crust? Sometimes you just need to live a little. (more…)
There are three really great things about this recipe. One, it was so easy to make with very little prep time. Two, you can put it on several different things: crackers, bread, veggies, etc. Three, it is one of those fabulous meals that combines meat and vegetables. We as mothers know, there is no easier way to get a child to eat vegetables than to hide it in a yummy dish. (more…)