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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

They Say Holiday...I Say Miracle!

Here's the deal...I am going to give away the exciting conclusion first. I know you are dying to know...did she add this recipe to her box? Well, yes...and no. I got this recipe from the Gooseberry Patch book I used last week. This recipe is called Holiday Turkey and Dressing. Well somebody call the Vatican cause I am calling it MIRACLE turkey and dressing...here's the dish...

I gathered my supplies.

8 oz. pkg. herb-flavored stuffing mix
1/2 c. hot water
2 T. butter, melted
1 onion, chopped
1/2 c. celery, chopped
1/4 c. sweetened, dried cranberries
3-lb. boneless turkey breast
1/4 t. dried basil
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
And let me just say that I nearly peed the rug when I saw my Pampered Chef chopper on Real Housewives of New Jersey last week. Teresa's juicy hubby, Joe, was chopping. I exclaimed "I have that same chopper! I'm just like Teresa!" Dr. Hubby rolled his eyes.

You combine the stuffing mix, water, butter, onion, celery, and cranberries in the slow cooker and mix well.

Sprinkle the yucky looking creepy feeling did I just have to cut this thing out of a net turkey breast with basil, salt, and pepper and place on top of the stuffing mixture. Cover and cook on low setting for 6 to 7 hours.

Remove turkey and slice...gently stir stuffing mixture and let sit for 5 minutes. I served it with corn and cranberry sauce {shaped like a can of course}.
Now for the miracle...
While this was cooking I managed to get our home clean. I am talking "my mom is arriving any minute" clean! Manga Dork set the table...the tv was turned off...we ALL sat down at the same time and the same table...Dr. hubby said our blessing...and we ate as a family. I could have cried. What a blessing!
The meal was ok...it wasn't the best I have ever eaten. Manga Dork said it was her least favorite of my meals so far. My MIL said it was good. My FIL said he was so proud and impressed with my efforts lately. I'm adding it to the box...but not sure I will fix it if a better recipe comes along.
Happy 36th anniversary to my MIL and FIL!

20 comments:

Kristina P. said...

You put a lot of work into it! Good for you!

Garden of Egan said...

That is such a cute post. Sheesh, the way you make it sound your house is in total chaos all the time and this meal was a rare event.
Ya, if your house is in chaos all the time....you are so normal!

Love the pictures. Makes me want to give it a try.

M-Cat said...

That stuffing sounds good, but I really can't handle touching raw poultry. It so grosses me out!

Pam said...

That looks really good. I love stuffing!

Pam said...

That looks really good. I love stuffing!

Jingle said...

Yay for you! I'm impressed!

gigi said...

Well I think it turned out great looking. Glad things turned out like a Walton family Christmas ;)

Just Breathe said...

Very interesting. I hadn't thought about doing a turkey breast in the slow cooker but I like the idea.
My slow cooker is my friend. I love the New Jersey girls!

laterg8r said...

that's a lot of work - so glad they noticed :D

Cherie said...

Hey not all recipes are winners.
When I try a new recipe I do the same thing. I take a vote - Is it a keeper or not?
If the majority says "No" it gets tossed.
There are just too many good recipes out there!
I'm in awe you tried turkey already - Way to go sister!!

Cherie said...

P.S. I love the new look of your blog! Very fun.

Julie Harward said...

It sure sounds good to me! I love cooking with the crock pot..it makes the house smell so good and I can get other things done. So glad you had a great day and evening. Come say hi :D

chen said...

pleasure to find such a good artical! please keep update!!.............................................

Sue said...

what a nice DIL..
sounds delicious to me

Da Bergs said...

It looked good... I was going to try it... easy and all... glad you told us it was NOT the best... I LOVE that your family was able to sit down together and have prayer... very sweet!!!

tammy said...

It sounds yummy. I love that you're posting all the recipes that you try.

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Wow, dang, you go super-cooking-woman!

Creative Mish said...

This looks really good, especially with the cranberries in the stuffing. YUM! You're turning into a regular little suzie homemaker

Dana and Daisy said...

OMG! You are a good daughter in law! that looks delish!

pennellolane said...

Sounds yummy! I love using a crock pot, I will try this. Gonna check out your other recipes now....

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