It was a picture perfect turkey…

Until we started carving it and realized that I did not pull out the bag with the liver and heart and whatever other nasty things are in there. It was my first time ever making a turkey. I was already pretty grossed out to stick my hand in their and pull that junk out, but I did it…I just didn’t realize there were more than one bag. I just pulled out the neck bag assuming that all the gross junk was in one bag. Nope. Not true.

Note to people who pack up the turkey’s…just stick all the nasty crap in one bag. Not only will it save your company money on those little plastic bags, but it makes it much easier on the virgin turkey cookers.

Thanks.  Oh and yes, I still fed my family the turkey…after I vomited in the bathroom!


Tasty Tuesday

I thought I would share with you a recipe that I am using for dinner tonight. I haven’t made it yet, but it sounds like something we would like (well not the kids, but I’ll make them something else).

Chili-Lime Pork

1lb pork chops (I’m using bone in b/c thats what I have)
salt and pepper
1tsp chili powder
1TBS lime juice
1tsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp sugar

The pork chops are defrosting right now. Once they are defrosted I will combine all the ingredients and marinate for a couple hours and then cook them on the foreman grill.

Total Kick Butt Baked Beans!!

Normally I am not a big baked bean fan, but my husband loves them and we were having friends over for a BBQ so I made them. They were AWESOME! Absolutely the best baked beans I have ever had (if I don’t say so myself)!

So I figured I would share it with you all. I got the recipe from here.

Southern Baked Beans

1 can baked beans
1/4 cup onions, chopped (I used dried minced onions because I did not have an onion)
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 cup Ketchup
2 tsp mustard
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

I put everything in the crock pot until it was nice and bubbly, then switched it to warm until ready to serve.

Yum Yum!!

What’s for dinner, Thursday

I haven’t posted any recipes I’ve been making in quite awhile. Today’s is pretty good. And yes, it’s in the crock pot. I try to use the crock pot at least once or twice a week.

Today’s recipe is from the The Busy Mom’s Slow Cooker Cookbook:

Teriyaki Pork Chops

1/3 cup Teriyaki Sauce
1TBS brown Sugar
1/2 tsp ground ginger
4 boneless pork chops

Place pork chops in crock pot. Mix ginger, sugar, and sauce in a bowl and pour over the pork chops. Cook on low for 7-8 hrs


What’s for Dinner?

Tonight we are having Apricot-Orange Chicken over rice with salad and asparagus. The Apricot-Orange Chicken is yet another new recipe from my favorite cookbook The Busy Mom’s Slow Cooker Cook Book.

Here’s the recipe…now I don’t know if it tastes good, but if it tastes half as good as it smells, then I think it will be awesome!

1-1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup sugar-free apricot preserves
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup dry red wine
2Tbs cornstarch
2Tbs brown sugar
2Tbs lemon juice

Spray the inside of your slow cooker with cooking spray. Place chicken breasts inside and sprinkle garlic powder over top. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a medium bowl and then pour over top of the chicken. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours. Serve over rice.

I’ll update tonight on whether or not I thought it was good:)

ETA: This was very yummy! Even my son…my picky eater, liked it!!!