I’m sure that most of my fellow Canadians are feeling more than a little full right now! Well I am anyway since today is Thanks Giving.
I think that I mentioned in a post a few weeks ago that we were supposed to have a big family get together, this year it would have been with my husbands family. Unfortunately that didn’t happen. My sister in law moved to a new house on Friday (a little earlier than planned) and being busy all weekend to complete the move kind of put a dent in the family get together. So this year Chris and I had Thanks Giving at home on our own.
This year I made Rosemary Honey Dijon Turkey breasts, accompanied by mashed potatoes, stuffing and sweet peas. In a little while we’ll have a slice of pumpkin pie … well if my stomach ever empties enough to make room for a piece of pie, that is!
The turkey was really easy to prepare. I used:
- 2 cloves garlic, cut in slivers
- Tiny sprigs fresh rosemary OR 1/2 tsp (2 mL) dried
- 3 tbsp (45 ml) honey
- 1 tbsp (15 mL) Dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
- 1 tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp (2 mL) pepper
- 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
I mixed the honey, Dijon mustard, olive oil, lemon juice, pepper, salt, rosemary and slivered garlic in a bowl and then I drizzled the mixture onto two boneless turkey breasts that were about 350 grams each. I then baked the turkey breasts at 350 F covered for about 20 minutes, and then after basting them I cooked them uncovered for another 20 minutes.
Can you say … Tasty? Yum!
I usually roast my whole turkey or turkey breasts, however I couldn’t find my small roasting pan when I looked for it earlier today. I have no idea what happened to it .. maybe I lent it to someone and they didn’t return it.
I loved that small roasting pan. It was great for doing a whole small chicken or two large turkey breasts in the oven. I’m going to have to keep an eye out for a sale on Roasters. I’ll bet as the American Thanks Giving and or Christmas approaches I’ll find some deals online!
Can you tell I love turkey dinners? – that’s just another reason why I have to get another small roasting pan … we should have turkey more often.
Fellow Canadians – did you have a big Turkey dinner this weekend? Which day did you eat your big meal … or did you have more than one big meal? LOL
I’ll bet that my American readers and looking forward to celebrating Thanks Giving too. I know it’s one of your biggest holidays. I’d love to hear what you’re planning for your holiday celebration and what you plan to eat.