Thanksgiving Food – Recipes and More + HM #257

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Thanksgiving Food – Recipes and More + HM #257

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is almost here. Where has this year gone? But the colorful autumn leaves, cool weather, and blustery days tell us it’s true.  So, the gals of Home Matters are bringing you Thanksgiving food. All sorts of recipe ideas, serving ideas, hacks, you name it. We hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Enjoy!

 

Turkey Shaped Rolls for Thanksgiving from Becky @ The Mamas Girls

 

Cranberry-Pecan Pie Crust Leaves from MaryHome Is Where the Boat Is

 

Thanksgiving Leftovers from KevinCloset Cooking

 

2-Hour Turkey for Thanksgiving from Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

 

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Sweet Potato and Turkey Meatballs Recipe

Not your usual meatball — You’ve got to try these super tasty Sweet Potato and Turkey Meatballs. It’s a quick and easy recipe that your family will love. A healthy and delicious meatball alternative. #SweetPotatoTurkeyMeatballs #Meatballs

Sweet Potato and Turkey Meatball Recipe

Not Your Usual Meatball

 

Oh, yum! You will absolutely love these scrumptious sweet potato and ground turkey meatballs. They are perfect for appetizers, pasta, meatball sandwiches, or just on their own.

This recipe is super easy to make with just a few ingredients. You can even make a larger batch and freeze them. Quick and easy for those busy nights.

Sweet Potato and Turkey Meatball Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 – Large Sweet Potato
  • 1 lb. – Ground Turkey
  • 1/4  Cup – Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/8 teaspoon – Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon – Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon – Pepper
  • Olive Oil

Directions:

  1. Wrap the raw Sweet Potato in a couple of wet paper towels. Place in a dish with a little bit of water. Microwave for 8 to 10 minutes, until sweet potato is tender.
  2. Peel the sweet potato and mash.
  3. Mix the mashed sweet potato, Ground Turkey, Egg, Breadcrumbs, Garlic Powder, Salt, and Pepper until fully incorporated.
  4. Roll small amounts of the mixture in your hands to form meatballs.
  5. Heat a skillet with Olive Oil over medium heat.
  6. When the pan is hot, place a few meatballs in the skillet to brown. Do Not overcrowd the meatballs so you have room to turn and roll for browning on all sides.
  7. Once browned, remove from skillet and place in a microwave-safe or oven-safe dish to finish cooking in your desired appliance.
  8. If finishing the cooking by microwave, cook on high for 3 to 5 minutes, or until done.
  9. If by the oven, place the meatballs in a 400-degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until cooked through.

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Printable Recipe – Sweet Potato & Turkey Meatballs

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Sweet Potato and Turkey Meatballs Recipe
 
Not your usual meatball -- You've got to try these super tasty Sweet Potato and Turkey Meatballs. It's a quick and easy recipe that your family will love. A healthy and delicious meatball alternative.
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Type: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Ingredients:
  • 1 - Large Sweet Potato
  • 1 lb. - Ground Turkey
  • 1/4 Cup - Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/8 teaspoon - Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon - Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon - Pepper
  • Olive Oil
Directions:
  1. Wrap the raw Sweet Potato in a couple of wet paper towels. Place in a dish with a little bit of water. Microwave for 8 to 10 minutes, until sweet potato is tender.
  2. Peel the sweet potato and mash.
  3. Mix the mashed sweet potato, Ground Turkey, Egg, Breadcrumbs, Garlic Powder, Salt, and Pepper until fully incorporated.
  4. Roll small amounts of the mixture in your hands to form meatballs.
  5. Heat a skillet with Olive Oil over medium heat.
  6. When the pan is hot, place a few meatballs in the skillet to brown. Do Not overcrowd the meatballs so you have room to turn and roll for browning on all sides.
  7. Once browned, remove from skillet and place in a microwave-safe or oven-safe dish to finish cooking in your desired appliance.
  8. If finishing the cooking by microwave, cook on high for 3 to 5 minutes, or until done.
  9. If by the oven, place the meatballs in a 400-degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until cooked through.
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These meatballs are delicious on there own served with tomatoes and lemony asparagus. A healthy alternative that is great for the whole family. Enjoy!

 

 

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Biscuits And Gravy – A Healthier Recipe

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It’s Biscuits And Gravy Week!

A Healthier Recipe for the Southern Favorite

 

I had no idea there was such a thing as Biscuits and Gravy Week. Did you? Well, apparently there is, and it’s this week.

Now, let me tell you why I just couldn’t resist sharing this silly little fact with you. Labor Day weekend in Central Park here in Huntington Beach, the largest group of enthusiasts in Southern California gather to Reenact the Civil War. While Luke and I went to the Labor Day Cruise Hot Rod Show that I told you about here, Rory went out to Central Park to take in a little history and a whole lot of fun.

After spending the day checking out her new want-to-be hobby, she had made some friends, and was even invited back to the dance that night. And that, led to this Status Update on facebook Monday morning…

So, Rory’s got a date with a boy named, Biscuit. Well, his nickname is Biscuit, and their friends are calling them…what else, Biscuits & Gravy! This morning I popped through The Daily Meal website, and guess what I found out? It’s BISCUITS & GRAVY WEEK!!!!!! Oh, we are rolling on the floor and laughing tears!

Well, me being me, I could not pass up a fabulous opportunity that just leapt into my lap so willingly. Tuesday morning, Rory was heading off to school and then to her date. Like any good mother would do, I made her breakfast. And, I had to share the deliciousness with you…

Biscuits and Gravy

I pulled out my handy dandy Trader Joe’s Buttermilk Biscuits, and my Jennie-O Lean Turkey Breakfast Sausage Roll, and got cooking with my cast iron skillet.

The biscuits just got popped into the oven according to the package directions.

With Rory’s special dietary needs, the Jennie-O Lean Turkey Breakfast Sausage is a good choice. It is well seasoned, and it can be cooked up with out using any oil. I heated the skillet a bit before putting the sausage into it, and chopped the sausage into bite-sized pieces as it cooked.

 

After the sausage is fully cooked, remove from the skillet and make the gravy. I added about one-quarter cup of flour to the sausage drippings. Letting the flour cook and soak up the drippings, I then added a little water. Be sure to stir the flour roux constantly with a whisk, so your gravy doesn’t get lumpy. Keep adding liquid (water or milk) and stirring until your gravy reaches the consistency you desire. You can always make more gravy or re-thicken the gravy by adding a little more flour. Add the sausage back to the skillet and mix well with gravy.

Once your gravy is done and the biscuits are baked, pull apart or cut the biscuits open, place on a plate, and ladle on the gravy. Enjoy!

 

 

 

Here’s a Printable Version of the Recipe

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Biscuits And Gravy - A Healthier Recipe
 
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Type: Breakfast
Ingredients:
  • 1 Can - Buttermilk Biscuits
  • 1 - Jennie-O Lean Turkey Breakfast Sausage Roll
  • Flour
  • Water
  • Milk (optional)
Directions:
  1. Pop Biscuits into oven according to package directions
  2. Warm skillet (I used a cast iron skillet)
  3. Add Sausage to skillet (no need for oil)
  4. Break sausage into bite-sized chunks as it cooks
  5. Remove fully cooked sausage from the pan
  6. Add 1/4-cup flour to the sausage drippings and make a roux
  7. Add water and or milk
  8. Stir constantly to keep lumps away
  9. adjust liquid and flour to desired gravy thickness
  10. Open biscuits on a plate and ladle gravy over them
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2-Hour Turkey for Thanksgiving – Printable Recipe

Learn how to cook your stuffed Turkey in just 2-hours! It is easy, delicious, and super moist. You’ve got to try a 2-hour turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.

Let’s Talk 2-Hour Turkey!

Quick and Easy – Delicious, Tender, Moist

Do you hate waiting around all day for that Thanksgiving turkey to roast in the oven? How much would you love it if you could pop that bird into the oven and take out a beautifully roasted, stuffed Thanksgiving Turkey in just 2-hours? It can be done. I’ve been doing this very thing for 24-years.

My 2-hour turkey comes out moist, tender, and incredibly delicious. There is no fuss, no muss, no incessant basting… just put it in the oven and forget it. Everyone raves about my turkey, so I thought I would share it with you.

Here’s my secret…
2-Hour Turkey for Thanksgiving!!!

Isn’t that gorgeous? What great color!

2-Hour Turkey Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Turkey
  • Fresh Sage
  • 1-2 Sticks Butter
  • 1-Bunch Celery Stalks
  • 2-3 Yellow Onions, halved
  • Coarse Sea Salt
  • Freshly Ground Pepper
  • Stuffing
  • String
  • Turkey Injector
  • Non-stick Cooking Spray
  • Aluminum Foil

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 500° – 550° F (I set mine at 500° and my convection oven reduces the temperature)
  • Clean the Turkey very well, and pat dry
  • Turn Turkey Wings to the back
  • Gently run your fingers between the skin and the meat to separate the skin from the breast, while leaving the skin in tact.
  • Place whole sage leaves between the skin and the breast meat.
  • Salt and Pepper both sides of the Turkey
  • Melt the stick of Butter with some Sage Leaves.
  • Spray Roasting Pan with Non-stick Cooking Spray.
  • Fill the bottom of the roasting pan with whole Celery Stalks and Halved Onions (this will keep the Turkey from sitting on the bottom of the pan)
  • Inject the Turkey with the Sage Butter (reserve some butter) (if you don’t have an injector, use a baster to get the butter under the skin)
  • Place Turkey in the roasting pan
  • Use Celery Stalks cut in half and line the cavity of the Turkey
  • Fill the remainder of the cavity with Stuffing (if you’re not using stuffing, fill with cavity with celery and onion)
  • Truss Turkey Legs with String
  • Pour reserved butter over the Turkey
  • Cover the Turkey with Aluminum Foil (I use two long pieces of foil. Fold the foil at the long edge to join the foil together. Place it over the turkey with generous space above the turkey, so the foil does not sit against it. Be sure the foil is crimped to the pan.)
  • Bake for 2-Hours (if you have a really large turkey, you may want to give it 2-1/2 hours)
  • Check color of turkey skin, if you want it a little darker, open the foil and give it a few minutes longer.
  • Remove Turkey from roasting pan, and let stand for 20-30 minutes before carving.
  • Remove onions and celery from pan and make your gravy!

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2-Hour Turkey
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Learn how to cook your stuffed Turkey in just 2-hours! It is easy, delicious, and super moist. You've got to try a 2-hour turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.
from:
Type: Main
Ingredients:
  • Turkey
  • Fresh Sage
  • 1-2 Sticks Butter
  • 1-Bunch Celery Stalks
  • 2-3 Yellow Onions, halved
  • Coarse Sea Salt
  • Freshly Ground Pepper
  • Stuffing
  • String
  • Turkey Injector
  • Non-stick Cooking Spray
  • Aluminum Foil
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 500° - 550° F (I set mine at 500° and my convection oven reduces the temperature)
  2. Clean the Turkey very well, and pat dry
  3. Turn Turkey Wings to the back
  4. Gently run your fingers between the skin and the meat to separate the skin from the breast, while leaving the skin .
  5. Place whole sage leaves between the skin and the breast meat.
  6. Salt and Pepper both sides of the Turkey
  7. Melt the stick of Butter with some Sage Leaves.
  8. Spray Roasting Pan with Cooking Spray.
  9. Fill the bottom of the roasting pan with whole Celery Stalks and Halved Onions (this will keep the Turkey from sitting on the bottom of the pan)
  10. Inject the Turkey with the Sage Butter (reserve some butter) (if you don't have an injector, use a baster to get the butter under the skin)
  11. Place Turkey in the roasting pan
  12. Use Celery Stalks cut in half and line the cavity of the Turkey
  13. Fill the remainder of the cavity with Stuffing (if you're not using stuffing, fill with cavity with celery and onion)
  14. Turkey Legs with String
  15. Pour reserved butter over the Turkey
  16. Cover the Turkey with Aluminum Foil (I use two long pieces of foil. Fold the foil at the long edge to join the foil together. Place it over the turkey with generous space above the turkey, so the foil does not sit against it. Be sure the foil is crimped to the pan.)
  17. Bake for 2-Hours (if you have a really large turkey, you may want to give it 2-1/2 hours)
  18. Check color of turkey skin, if you want it a little darker, open the foil and give it a few minutes longer.
  19. Remove Turkey from roasting pan, and let stand for 20-30 minutes before carving.
  20. Remove onions and celery from pan and make your gravy!
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Well, there you have it, Thanksgiving Turkey in 2-Hours! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. Count your blessings, give thanks, and enjoy!

Will you be cooking your turkey in 2-hours?

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