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Frozen Turkey Breast to the Rescue 
Jan. 25, 2009 4:32 pm 
Updated: Jan. 25, 2009 6:19 pm
Another week, another chance to figure out how to get dinner on the table in half hour or less. More often than not, I fail. However, last week I did experience a small victory in the form of a frozen, rock hard, turkey breast in a bag. It first caught my eye as I was wandering aimlessly through the aisles of the QFC. There it was, sitting in the freezer in a white bag with a cute, little illustration on the outside. Turkey breast, in a bag, no need to thaw, gravy included....
Hmmmm... Interesting.... I'll give it a try.
Brought it home, tore open the bag, a small meteorite looking thing rolls out. This is it? I thought it would be way bigger. I guess when you remove the skin and bone there isn't much left. Or, maybe they just use tiny turkeys...The instructions say, take it out of the white bag, but leave it in the plastic wrap. A bit suspicious... but I've gotten this far, might as well give it a try.
Popped it in the oven. Let it cook for a few hours while we went swimming. Came home, pulled it out. The plastic wrap never inflated like they said it would, however the little plastic 'plug' indicating it was done had 'popped'... it was done. So far so good. Put the gravy in the microwave until hot. Steamed a bit of broccoli. We were ready for dinner.
Overall, the turkey breast meteorite went over really well. Husband, picky son gave it thumbs up. Daughter wouldn't eat it even though I told it was EXACTLY like the turkey we had a Thanksgiving. We finished about half and then used the rest for turkey sandwiches to get us through the week. I would do it again. This was about the easiest, most foolproof way to get homemade turkey on the table. We are all partial to just the breast, so it was perfect.
Tonight I am making baked fried chicken with a corn flake crust. The store was sold out of small boxes, so I ended up buying a box big enough to feed an army. I hope the recipe is good, because we have a year’s worth of corn flakes to go through and I don't know what else to do with it. I'll keep you posted....

Jan. 25, 2009 6:19 pm
I have never seen that type of turkey breast. I buy on at Trader Joes a lot and it is a snap to make.
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My love for cooking is a result of my passion for eating. Good food can make any day better. My mother is from France so food has always been a focus of conversation, travels and special occasions. I also am the vice president of brand marketing at I have been lucky enough to be part of Allrecipes for 10 years (since the early days). It has been one of the true pleasures of my life. Seeing all of the really great cooking ideas posted to the site everyday is a total joy.
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I love just about anything that combines fresh meat, vegetables and spices/herbs. In the summer, I couldn't live without my barbecue. In the winter, I love pastas, soups and fresh breads. I never know what I am going to cook until I go to my local market. I just buy whatever looks good (or is on sale) and figure out what to make when I get home.
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Sunday dinners are a tradition I couldn't live without. I find it really relaxing to spend the afternoon cooking a special meal.
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Homemade sushi!
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It was a few years ago and I was preparing Thanksgiving dinner for my in-laws at our new house. Little did I realize when I put the turkey in to cook, that the oven thermometer was broken so the temperature was 100 degrees or so less than the dial showed. It took HOURS for the turkey to cook. Thankfully, we all had a good laugh rather than panicking and no one got food poisoning from the dinner. My other tragedy is really any sort of baked good. Cakes, cookies, muffins... you name it and I have either undercooked them, burnt them or fouled them up in some other way...
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