Wholesome Meal of the Week 34 With Leftover Concept


Wholesome Meal of the Week: Crock Pot Turkey Meal

Wholesome Leftover Concept: Turkey Thanksgiving Delights

In preparation for the Thanksgiving vacation, here is a implausible meal using the handy-dandy crock pot, aka gradual cooker, that makes it a breeze getting ready a scrumptious tasting turkey. To prime it off, under you will discover a fabulous selfmade cranberry sauce recipe with a twist (courtesy of my father) which will turn out to be your favourite dish for the upcoming vacation season. Do not be stunned if your loved ones and mates begin begging you for this cranberry sauce recipe.

Plus, there’s an easy-to-make leftover thought appropriately titled Turkey Thanksgiving Delights you should use should you occur to search out your self with some meals nonetheless afterwards. It is a nice strategy to have your entire style of Thanksgiving within the palm of your fingers when it’s a must to head to work the next day!

Wholesome Meal of the Week 34

Gear Wanted

– Crock Pot (gradual cooker)

– 2 pots for range

– wood spoon

– bulb baster (optionally available)

Prep Time

– 10 minutes

Cooking Time

– 3.5 hours (for 3 pound turkey)


(4-6 servings)

– 3 pound turkey (with bone)

– 1 onion

– 1 can hen broth

– 1 12 oz. bag of cranberries

– 1/4 cup white sugar

– 1/4 cup brown sugar

– 2 garlic cloves

– 1/4 cup Triple Sec (liqueur)

– 1 apple

– 1 orange

– olive oil

– On the spot Mashed Potatoes (made per instructions on field)

– seasonings: garlic powder, seasoned salt, and pepper

For leftover Turkey Thanksgiving Delights

– Lettuce

– Multi Grain Sandwich Delights (100 energy every)


Here is a straightforward strategy to make a scrumptious turkey in your gradual cooker. This pattern meal used a 3 pound turkey breast with bone which match completely in our 3 quart crock pot. In the event you’re planning on utilizing this recipe to your Thanksgiving meal the place chances are you’ll be serving 10+ folks, enhance elements and time accordingly. In different phrases, this 3 pound turkey took 3.5 hours to prepare dinner within the crock pot, a 6 pound turkey ought to take about 7 hours, and so on. The time could be much less should you use the upper setting for your entire time and/or relying on how nicely accomplished you favor turkey meat.

1. Open up the turkey package deal and lower off any extra/dangling pores and skin. Depart the pores and skin in place that is nonetheless connected to turkey. With clear fingers, frivolously cowl your entire turkey with some olive oil. Subsequent rub seasoned salt, garlic powder, pepper, and the 1/4 cup brown sugar throughout each side of the turkey.

2. Coat the within of your gradual cooker with olive oil. Minimize the onion into thick slices to layer on the underside of the crock pot. You must have a pleasant platform the turkey can relaxation on prime of. You could have to chop one or two of the onion slices in half so that they match properly. Pour within the can of hen broth, add 1/2 cup scorching water, then place the turkey on prime of the onion items. Place two garlic cloves on prime of the turkey and canopy with the lid. Flip the gradual cooker on HIGH and set timer for one hour.

3. When timer rings, change the setting to LOW and reset kitchen timer (or your cellphone timer) to 2.5 hours. You too can use a baster to fastidiously squeeze a few of the broth all around the turkey. Periodically do that if you would like to assist forestall the turkey from drying out an excessive amount of, simply watch out to not squeeze too onerous so you do not wash away all these good spices from the meat.

4. Whenever you’re able to make the fabulous cranberry sauce, in a range prime pot on excessive temperature, put 1 cup of water together with 1/4 cup white sugar and produce to a boil. When boiling add 12oz. bag of cranberries and produce again to a boil. As soon as boiling cut back to a simmer and add a handful of chopped oranges and apple slices (each no peels) together with a 1/4 cup of Triple Sec liquor. Stir sometimes for a complete cooking time of about quarter-hour. You will notice the cranberries slowly flip from spherical berries to a pasty mush which is an indication they’re practically completed. It’s possible you’ll must mash the leftover ones if you would like.

5. Lastly the final and best a part of the meal are the mashed potatoes. In the event you bought an instantaneous fashion or microwave-type model, merely observe the instructions on the container so you should have these prepared about the identical time the turkey is completed. Keep in mind, these normally take solely about 5 minutes to organize so chances are you’ll need to save these for after the turkey has been sliced and diced.

6. When turkey is completed, fastidiously take away the crock pot cooking portion and drain both with a colander or with a ladle, whichever is simpler and extra handy (and safer) for you. Let the meat cool for a bit earlier than utilizing a knife and fork to chop turkey slices for you and your loved ones.

7. When every part is prepared, serve an applicable portion measurement for everybody and revel in your tasty Thanksgiving meal!

Wholesome Leftover Concept: Turkey Thanksgiving Delights

Here is a very easy strategy to have a Thanksgiving meal all packed into one little delight. The one objects additional you will want to purchase is your most popular kind of lettuce (in order for you) and wholesome low-calorie bread like these Sandwich Thins used on this instance that weigh in at solely 100 energy per two slices. In case your market doesn’t provide this model, one thing comparable will suffice.

To make these tasty Thanksgiving delights all it is advisable to do is break open the slices, and on one facet place a few items of washed, clear lettuce, then unfold a layer of cranberry sauce on the opposite slice. On prime of the cranberry sauce cowl with sliced items of turkey making certain there are not any bones contained inside. Lastly prime with a tablespoon or two of mashed potatoes after which cowl with the opposite slice of bread that has the lettuce. Presto, a Turkey Thanksgiving Delight that’s all able to both be loved proper then and there, or wrapped up in a bit of foil to be taken with you to work the next day.

*Observe: In the event you do not take pleasure in a chilly sandwich, you possibly can all the time heat it up within the microwave on excessive for 20-30 seconds.

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