Never say NEVER II
Sep. 26, 2012 10:20 pm
Updated: Oct. 3, 2012 3:05 pm
Well, talk about shocking the stuffing out of crazycook! On a whim recently, I purchased ground turkey at "buy one get one free" at my fav market. Why? I really had no idea! I guess I was thinking that with the rising costs of beef, and my recent admonishment
from Dr about my cholesterol, I thought... just maybe it's worth a try!
So, yesterday, I thawed out about 1/2 lb... and then another 1/2 lb.... After surfing AR for recipes, I decided to prepare part of the meat for "sloppy joes," which (knock my socks off!) were pretty darn good! Who knew? Today, I mixed the remainder with
some mesquite seasoning, pattied it up, and made 3 burgers... who knew? Some cheese and bbq sauce on a bun! Never say never!
Don't get me wrong, being a total carnivore, and having a "love" of beef, what surprised me was that each of these turkey meals were totally satisfying to the tummy (and taste buds,) and I really do think that I could work ground turkey into my diet quite easily...
I never would have thought it!
Just how ground turkey compares to ground beef I have no idea, but logic tells me, that the turkey MUST be much lower in both fat and cholesterol, and thus better in the long run, than a thick, juicy hamburger on a bun... with lettuce, tomato, cheese, onion,
and.... Oh... I was talking about turkey..? Fact of the matter is, that for the past 4 mths or so, I've replaced beef x 4 times/week, with pork or chicken, and now turkey, with beef 1-2 times... Guess I'm that stage I've been in where " I HATE CHICKEN "
has passed, it's just a matter of finding interesting recipes.
Next time, I'll have to share my experiences with some new toys... a meat grinder/mincer/pasta maker gizmo, a Misto(tm) oil sprayer, and FINALLY I bit the bullet and bought a 4 pk of asst. round cutters. Meanwhile, be...
happy, be healthy, be crazy!