Highlight from last week: Of course it was the turkey. The recipe says to brine the bird, stuff the cavity with apples and onions and herbs, and then roast it (30 minutes at 500 degrees, then 350 degrees for the rest of the cooking time. And you cook it until it reaches a certain temperature.)
Well, I didn’t have the time to do the brine so I just baked at 500 degrees then 300 degrees. And I don’t have one of his fancy schmancy probe thermometers with an alarm to tell you when the meat gets to a certain temperature, so it did overcook a little. But it was still pretty moist and tasty.
But the highlight was when Calf #2 came into the kitchen and saw the bird on the stovetop after I’d pulled it out of the oven when it was done cooking. He laughed and laughed. He thought it was hugely funny that there were, as he said, “apples in the butt of the turkey.” 🙂
Monday: Turkey sandwiches, veggies.
Tuesday: Chicken tortilla casserole (except with turkey, of course.)
Wednesday: Dinner @ church.
Thursday: Left overs.
Friday: Kids’ night: Breakfast: pancakes or muffins, eggs, fruit.
Saturday: Tamale pie. I wanted to make it last week, but we were out of cornmeal. Oops. We’ll give it another shot.
Sunday: Hamburger Helper-type skillet meal and spice cake pinto bean cake.
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