Day 2:: Let’s Talk Turkey

If my daughter could have one meal every night for a year, she tells me it would be this one. It isn’t the prettiest meal I’ve ever made but it’s goooooood. We serve it up over rice but I’ve used noodles in a pinch – or even just as a hearty “stew”. I love it because it’s flexible, affordable, and tasty. Throwing a few things in a crock set to low and having dinner waiting for me at the end of the day doesn’t hurt either.

The Recipe

-2 turkey thighs (remove skin & bones)
-1 bag of frozen pearl onions or 2 small onions roughly chopped
-1 can diced tomatoes with italian seasonings
-1 large can cannellini or baked beans (if cannellini, drain and rinse)
optional: 1 1/2 cups cubed butternut squash
optional: sliced mushrooms

To do:

Put it all in a crock pot. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Tip: You can debone & de-skin the thighs before, but I usually do it half way through. It’s easier, but not so easy all that you end up with little pieces of bone left over. Otherwise, at the end is really easy – just make sure you get out all the little bone bits.

Another tip: If you have plain diced tomatoes – you can just add 1/2 teaspoon each (or to taste) of dried oregano, parsley, basil

The Discussion

If you could wake up tomorrow with any superpower, what would it be and why?

The Daily Tip

It’s only in the last few years that I’ve really started cooking on a regular basis and most times I still like to have a recipe in front of me. With blogs, pinterest, magazines, and my own family cookbooks it’s very easy for my recipe file to get out of control. Of course, there’s an app for that: Paprika.

It’s a little pricey – especially if you use it on multiple platforms (you have to purchase it separately for each one) – but it’s simple to use and has made my iPad the best cookbook I have in my home. I love that I can store recipes under multiple categories, rate them, and often save ones I find online with a click of a button. Other features include menu planning and a grocery list feature, but I still opt for pen and paper. I’m sure there are definitely others out there (and maybe cheaper) but having an e-recipe file has made life a LOT simpler in my kitchen.

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