Makes It’s Own Gravy Turkey Breast and Easy Gravy

Countdown to Thanksgiving

I thought it would only be fitting that I start off the Countdown to Thanksgiving with a turkey recipe.

On Sundays, we have a family dinner with my mother-in-law.  Last week, I found turkey breast on sale for 99 cents a pound so I picked up a 7 pound turkey breast.  I then cooked it up for our family dinner.  My family loved the turkey.  In fact, a week later, my mother-in-law was still raving about the juiciness and tenderness of the turkey.

Do you want to know a little secret?  I’m 40 years and had never roasted or baked a turkey before.  My grandma would bake the turkey when I lived at home.  Then when I got married, my father-in-law would bake the turkey.  He’s been gone almost two years so my mother-in-law has taken over the turkey baking.  I decided to try to “roast” one now.

As I share the Countdown to Thanksgiving, I’m going to share memories from Thanksgivings past.

20 years ago, I was participating in the Disney College Program.  I lucked out that I was not scheduled to work during Thanksgiving weekend so I opted to make a Thanksgiving dinner.  I made it on the Friday after Thanksgiving.  Instead of turkey, I roasted/baked a chicken instead.

More on that Thanksgiving in later posts.

Somehow my pictures of the turkey breast were erased.  Argh! Continue reading Makes It’s Own Gravy Turkey Breast and Easy Gravy

Menu Plan Monday – November 2, 2015

Can you believe it is November already?  Thanksgiving will be here before we know it.

Countdown to ThanksgivingSpeaking of Thanksgiving, I have 9 new recipes to share between now and the third week of November. This means I’ll be posting 3 or 4 recipes a week.  All but one of the recipes have been tested and approved by my family. One of the recipes is for a turkey breast that my mother-in-law has raved about.

The majority of the recipes are for the slow cooker. Anything to make it easier for you.  A week before Thanksgiving, I’m going to give you my plan for making the foods in stages as not to do it all on Thanksgiving.

This is going to be our first year hosting Thanksgiving so that will be fun.  Last year I made the side dishes and then transported them over to my mother-in-law’s house.  We’ve already invited my mother, sister, and mother-in-law to Thanksgiving.  We have a few other people we want to invite also.

I’ll be posting my first Thanksgiving dish today on my Cooking It Slow blog.  It’s for Makes It Own Gravy Turkey Breast and Easy Gravy.

Menu Plan Monday
Menu Plan Monday

I created a printable menu but am changing the dates on a few of the meals.  We have leftover side dishes that would go better with the meatloaf then the beenie weenies.  So I’m flip flopping the meatloaf and beenie weenies.

As you can see, I’m still using the crockpot for my meals.  It’s so much easier to use the crockpot for our meals.

Monday – Crockpot Meatloaf, sweet potato casserole, stuffing, and veggies

Tuesday – Chicken fajitas, Spanish rice

WednesdayBeenies Weenies (We didn’t make them last week.)

Thursday – Sausage and cheesy hash brown casserole

Friday Barbecue Chicken Legs, pasta side dish, veggies

Printable Version

What’s on your menu this week?

This post is linked to Menu Plan Monday.

Countdown to Thanksgiving Pinterest Page
Countdown to Thanksgiving Pinterest Page

Happy Eating,
Traci