Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thanksgiving in May?

Whenever Thanksgiving dinner comes to a close and I've eaten my fill of delicious turkey and sides, I wonder why the meal graces our table only once a year. When you're only cooking for 2 people the meal doesn't require the same pageantry, but it is still delicious. So what's my excuse?

Well, when Whole Foods had a sale on whole turkey breasts, I decided it was high time I realize my dream. On a particularly cloudy Monday I cooked up my turkey breast basted with my standard herb butter.


Roasted with carrots, potatoes, and green beans and served with gravy and a mushroom and onion bread pudding (stuffing stand-in) inspired by a guest post from Kathy.


The meal was just what I needed on a chilly spring day, and reminded me of one of my favorite holiday dinners. 

As is the tradition, we enjoyed turkey sandwiches and leftovers for a few days - and we were thankful.

Tell me, what is your favorite holiday meal? Do you roast turkey after Thanksgiving?



9 comments:

  1. Yum!I like to roast turkey after Thanksgiving too. Thanksgiving is my favorite food holiday and I'll recreate it anytime!

    Your turkey sounds delicious! What kind of herbs do you use?

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  2. It was so gold inside my apt yesterday, I could totally go for some roasted veggies and potatoes. That plate looks fabulous.

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  3. I love the idea of turkey in May! This looks so comforting for the cold weather in Boston.

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  4. I would love to eat roast turkey all throughout the year!

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  5. This looks perfect for right now. I rarely eat turkey besides on Thanksgiving, but I really should make it more often. Thanksgiving is definitely one of my favorite holiday meals.

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  6. Lara- anytime I make poultry I just use whatever herbs I have lying around. This time I used a mix of fresh thyme, parsley and lemon zest in some butter - with a little s&p to taste.

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  7. That looks delicious. Perfect for this rainy weather we've been having.

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  8. I love leftovers from roasted turkey, and unfortunately, I don't host Thanksgiving. So, I definitely cook a turkey outside of Thanksgiving :)

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  9. this looks amazing!!! what i wouldn't give for a plate of that at 11:30am!

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