Dec 22, 2008

Christmas Turkey Dinner

Go to my listing for...
Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner for a complete step by step instruction on how to prepare a moist and tender Turkey.

Try this slight change for Christmas Turkey Preparation:
Naval l Oranges are in seasoning now.
So instead of stuffing the 'Neck' portion of the Turkey with stuffing, instead place a Naval orange cut in half with skin left on.
Simply wash the out side of Naval Orange.
Cut in half, do not squeeze.
Amount of orange needed -
10 to 15 pound Turkey - 1 Orange.
Over 15 pounds - 2 Oranges.
The citric acid in Naval Orange will help the turkey stay moist and will add sweetness to the taste.

The Thanksgiving Turkey Diner included side dishes and deserts, try these as an alternative:

1) Twice Baked Potatoes:
Take 4 or 5 medium to large potatoes, wash thoroughly, slice long ways, leave skins on.

Place on bake pan for one hour at 350 degrees, rotate position
every 20 minutes.

Check to make sure they are fork tender.
Allow to cool for about 10 minutes.
Scoop inside of potato halves into large mixing bowl.
Keep about 1/8" layer inside potato skin.
Place potato skins back on baking tray.

In mixing bowl add following ingredients to potatoes:
1 Tablespoon of Parmesan Cheese
1 spring onion finely chopped
1/3 container of Sour Cream
2 ounces of Milk or Half and Half
1 tablespoon of Olive Oil
2 tablespoons of Butter or Margin, I use Country Crock.
1 tablespoon of fresh chopped Chives.
salt & pepper to taste.
5 slices of bacon, ground, very crispy.
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese.

Mix well; scoop and place back in potato skins.
Baked again for 10 to 15 minutes at 350 degrees.
When done, remove -
Add lightly some additional shredded cheese on top.

Do NOT Add any-
Garlic Salt
Garlic Powder

2) Mashed Sweet Yams:

4 to 6 med size sweet yams, peeled and quartered
1/2 cup milk
1/2 stick butter
1 tablespoon brown sugar
Pinch cinnamon

In a large pot of salted water add yams and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, cool and mash.

Preheat oven broiler.

Mix mashed sweet yams with ingredients above until smooth. Spread into 1 1/2 quart greased baking dish. Cover with marshmallows.

Place dish in preheated 350-degree oven until marshmallows melt and turn brown, approximately 20 to 30 minutes.
Remove, place in bowl and serve.

Get a Blueberry Pie and French Vanilla Ice Cream.
Heat pie in over for 5 minutes at 325 degrees.
Slice, put in bowl, serve hot, put one scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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Happy Holiday to all.


Heff said...

I think it's "dinner", but that recipe does sound pretty good. I've never been to a Turkey Diner.

Harmony said...

Thanks for the recipe