Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Quick Dinner, More time to Scrapbook!

I know it isn't Thanksgiving, but I wanted to share a quick turkey dinner that doesn't require you to make the FULL Thanksgiving spread. It's a turkey crock pot recipe I found in my Goose Berry Patch cookbook. YES, I said CROCK POT! I love easy meals!

And turkey dinner reminds me of this layout I made of our Thanksgiving Day. It is made from Cherish, layout Clear Dimensions. I used Cocoa, goldrush, and honey cardstock and the Holiday Jubilee (D1128). Quick meal, quick layout equals preserving my memories and reliving the good times! And YES, I made all of us match the layout! It's a disease!

Turkey & Dressing

8 oz pack of herb flavored stuffing mix (dry)
1/2 cup hot water
2 T butter, melted
1/2 c onion, chopped
1/2 c celery, chopped (ick, I don't put this in there)
1/4 c dried cranberries
3 pound boneless turkey breast
1/4 t dried basil
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t pepper
1 t garlic

Combine stuffing mix, water, butter, onion, celery, cranberry and garlic in crock pot. Mix well. Sprinkle turkey breast with basil, salt and pepper; place on top of stuffing mixture. Cover and cook on low for 6 - 7 hours. Remove turkey, slice and set aside. Gently stir stuffing mixture; let stand for 5 minutes. Serve.
I know this sounds like it is going to be dry when you only use 1/2 cup of water, but it isn't. The stuffing is nice and moist. This is a great way to have turkey more then just at Thanksgiving. And it is fast and easy so you have more time to scrapbook!

1 comment:

  1. I am definitely trying this WITH the celery. LOVE celery in anything. What is wrong with you, Mac Buddy? The cranberries, on the other hand, are staying out of mine! lol.