Thankful for Turkey RoastWednesday, October 10, 2012
Thanksgiving has come and gone but the fond memories of family gathered at the table to enjoy a scrumptious home-cooked meal still remain. Luckily for me, we spent the day at my parents' place where my mother, as she does every year, prepared a delicious Butterball turkey with oven-roasted potatoes and her homemade Portuguese-style sausages, which are to die for. Along with the typical garden salad and steamed rice, she also added roasted stuffed peppers as well. But when I looked down at my plate, slices of turkey breast were front and centre. What can I say? I have a soft spot for the big bird.
Granted, there was a total of seven adults and four little ones to feed so it only made sense to have an extra large turkey along with other food options. Needless to say, every belly left the table satisfied. And then some. We later enjoyed a selection of fresh fruit and delectable desserts, including my mother's infamous vanilla pudding layered between chocolate wafers. We then sat down in the living room and watched as the kiddies reveled in some post-turkey play.
Had it been I who had to slave in the kitchen all day, I can assure you the meal would have been lacklustre if not inedible. I have never cooked a whole turkey in my entire life. But that doesn't mean that I don't want to. I guess my hesitance stems from the lack of self-confidence in regards to my cooking abilities. Also, the sheer size of a whole turkey can be intimidating. And really, who wants leftovers for an entire week? Sometimes, I just want to have a respectable serving of tender turkey breast without the fuss of a holiday get together. Which is why I'm thankful for Butterball's Seasoned Boneless Turkey Breast.
Recently, I discover that Butterball makes Roast ‘n Slice Boneless Stuffed Turkey, Stuffed Turkey Breast Roasts and Boneless White and Dark Turkey Roasts among others. They generally serve 6 to 8 people and are ready to cook from frozen. Simply remove from packaging, place in a shallow roasting pan, brush with oil and cook for about 4 1/2 hours. It was really that easy. And it left me with plenty of time to join in some good ol' fun and games with the kids. My only problem was trying to find a store that could keep them in stock. I managed to find them at Sobeys at a special price of $19.99.
The turkey was a hit with the kids and my husband was pleasantly surprised at how tasty it was. We even had leftovers to make sandwiches for lunch the following day. With an entrée as easy to prepare as Butterball's turkey breast roasts, every night can now be a special occasion.
This post is sponsored by Butterball Canada. In exchange this review, I have received special perks in the form of products and monetary compensation. All opinions on this blog are my own.