Friday, March 13, 2009

Herbed Turkey Breast & Dining with Dad

My dad has become a pretty good cook. When he and my mom were married, he was pretty much a kitchen luddite and could only make eggs and toast and beans on toast. Since my parents' divorce, Dad has become kitchen savvy and enjoys trying new foods, new spices, and new recipes. He makes a great, hearty meal, and recently he purchased himself a new slow cooker. Last week, my brother and I dined at Dad's and enjoyed a Herbed Turkey Breast and all the fixings.

Herbed Turkey Breast (from the Rival cookbook that came with the crock pot)

1 turkey breast roast (4- 5lbs)
2 tbsp butter
1/4 cup garden vegetable-flavoured whipped cream cheese (Dad made his own fat free version)
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbps fresh minced parsley
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp rubbed sage
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 garlic powder

Place turkey in the crock pot. Combine remaining ingredients and brush over the turkey. Cover and cook on LOW for 10 - 12 hours or on HIGH for 5 - 6 hours.

After the turkey was done, my dad added stock, onions, and mushrooms to the crock pot and made a tasty gravy.

Dad always serves a ton of steamed veggies with his meals, and he also does a great nugget potato. Wiht this meal, we had asparagus, snow peas, cauliflower, green beans, and regular peas (of which I did not partake; peas make me gag!). With this meal, he also made some Stove Top stuffing - which, although it's not homemade, I really love.

For dessert, I made apple & blueberry crumble. Excellent meal, Dad! Thanks!


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

This meal looks wonderful! Kudos to your dad!



Cathy said...

Looks great! And fabulous that you don't ever have to worry about your father living on peanut butter sandwiches ;)

Gardenia said...

I need to come here more often - these look wonderful!

Donna-FFW said...

Nice! Turkey breast in a crock pot, I have never tried that! It looks wonderful!

Mam said...

I never had much luck with a slow cooker but this looks absolutely delicious.

Donna-FFW said...

I have an award for you at my blog.. please come pick up:)

Elyse said...

Good job, Dad! The turkey looks so delicious. When my parents got divorced, my dad did not acquire any amazing culinary skills like your dad did. (However, my dad thinks he can cook, so we'll just let him keep thinking that... :) ) Your cobbler also sounds fantastic! So glad I stumbled upon your blog!

Alyse said...

totally making this. I just got a really nice crock pot for my birthday and I'm gathering recipes to make!

Bellini Valli said...

Way to go dad!!

Pierce said...

I LOVE love love turkey. But we generally only have it around our Thanksgiving holiday. No one else in the house is as crazy aboiut it as I am. They think we'll have to have it for days upon end, poorly diguised in a some recipe when they are sick of turkey.

Your dad rocks!

Wandering Coyote said...

Thanks, Rosa!

Cathy: Yeah, he's come a looooooong way!

Gardenia: yes, you DO need to come here more often!!!

Donna-FFW: You can do just about anything in a crock pot - except, you know, wink wink nudge nudge...

Mam: I really hope you give slow cookers another chance! They're great!

Elyse: Welcome!

Alyse: crock pots rock! I hope you get lots of use out of yours!

Bellini Valli: I'll be sure to let him know about all these great comments! He'll be totally chuffed!

Pierce: I could have a turkey dinner every other day - it's one of my all-time faves, but they're hard to do in the off-seasonal times because turkeys tend to be scarce and expensive. Can't wait for Easter!

Thom said...

Your dad's meal looks luscious! You have a very nice well organized blog. Keep it up! I am going to follow your blog. Best to you and your family!

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Wandering Coyote said...

Thom: hi and welcome! I got a notice from BlogCatalog about your review - thanks a lot! I really appreciate it!

creampuff said...

That is so sweet! Thank you so much!


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