Good Monday Morning! Everyone got a cup of coffee or tea? It is 48 degrees right now and rainy! BLECK! So I've got a nice hot cup of French Roast with Hazelnut Creamer, yum!
I recently roasted a Turkey Breast (because when turkey breast is 99 cents a lb who can wait for Thanksgiving?). Lucky me found this box of 30 minute brine on sale for 3.99. It's Herbs de Provance flavor, they also had an ancho brine but I don't want a spicy turkey thank you. I love brining Turkey! It always makes the turkey juicy and delicious! I've never cooked a dry brined turkey. Alton Brown does a Good Eats episode about brining and it is popular on America's Test Kitchen too! So take this as a pre-hanksgiving tip, brine your turkey!
I especially love buying just the breast meat turkeys. Its a smaller size which is perfect for just Hef's Dad, Shadow, and I. Also we are not dark meat people so it's perfect. The only thing that wasn't perfect about my turkey was the cranberry sauce. Why? Because I didn't have any! I could have sworn that when I bought the Turkey I bought cranberry, so the next time I went shopping I thought about buying it but knew I must have bought it last time, I didn't! ARG! Hef's dad didn't care too much, but I was sad, I was craving some cranberry! Anyway we had Turkey Breast and Stuffing with Gravy. Still Delicious. If I had had cranberry sauce I was gonig to make a cranberry mayo to go on a leftover sandwich. Has anyone heard of leftover sandwiches? They are fun, basically its your turkey dinner slapped onto some bread. So my leftover sandwich was just turkey and stuffing with no cran-mayo, phooey. If you look on the internet some leftover sandwiches are crazy! They have stuffing and mashed potatoes and yams and the whole works!