Turkey makes me think of Thanksgiving, turkey legs at the State Fair, and hunting. In the past year however, I have discovered that it’s a great staple in my weekly supper menu. It’s a great source of protein with only half the saturated fat of that in red meat! I have tried various ways to prepare it and some of my favorites don’t quite require a recipe. (See video after the jump to understand the title!)
Ground turkey is something I keep in the freezer at all times. Tonight, for example, I made spaghetti and meatballs. Everyone has their way of making thier favorite meatball and I’m no different. I start with 1 lb of ground turkey and usually add an egg (or two), some Italian breads crumbs, a little minced garlic, a dash or two of parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper. I get it to the consistency most conducive for meatballs and plop them in a pan and bake at 375 degrees. (I have also switched to whole wheat pasta, it’s delicious!) Other uses are chili (I’ll post this recipe at another time.), meatloaf, tacos, stuffed green peppers, and so many more!
If you haven’t tried the marinated turkey tenderloins, they’re a must! I’ve tried the dijon mustard marinade and it was so easy. The directions are on the package and tenderloins will cost you around $6 at your local supermarket. Whip up a few sides and dinner is done! This is definitely one of the easiest things to make!
How does “Turkey for brekfast” make you feel? It made me feel weird, I figured it would taste like “diet food”. Much to my surprise I absolutely love turkey for breakfast! I have used the turkey bacon for normal bacon and eggs type of meals and also on a BLT. Now for the man’s favorite; the sausage links. My man loves sausage links and I bought some that are fully cooked. All he has to do in the morning is pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds and he has hot sausage to go with his scrambled eggs.
As you can see there are so many turkey products in your local grocers’ freezers. Don’t be afraid of it!
Now, for your entertainment, i had to include the Thanksgiving Song by Adam Sandler. Any excuse to play the Thanksgiving Song is a good excuse to me!