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Turkey Hotdogs A Great Summer Time Treat

 

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Thursday morning I decided to get my hair done at a hair school where students do your hair for a huge discount at the guidence of an teacher. Well that decision turned out great because I got a great wash, condition and hairdo for $50 bucks but, that’s not all upstairs they was having a fundraiser for the young students to go to a hair show in Atlanta by selling food and I went up to support the young people because i’m always happy to see young people doing something with their lives. Well I bought 2 hotdogs with all the trimming  and they were so good I was told they were turkey franks done on the grill.

I was so impressed with these turkey hotdogs I wrote this blog post because we are in the middle of summer and everybody knows the kids are home for summer vacation and it is the perfect time for some outdoor grilling. Now is the so get yourself some turkey franks Fire-up the grill and enjoy these tasty treat topped with your favorite topping and sides. Maybe try them for the 4th of July fun in the sun.

 

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The Rotisserie Cooked Turkey Step-By-Step


You must first remove the neck and all of the giblets from body cavities, then make sure you rinse turkey inside and out. and Pat dry.

Remember never stuff a turkey you intend to the grill or rotisserie.

At this point you can season turkey according to your taste;The trick is marinating the turkey overnight will help the flavor penetrate the meat well.

Now is the time to skewer neck skin to back of turkey; then you need to secure drumsticks with string or nylon leg clamps. Tie the twine around breast to hold wings flat.

It’s time to insert spit rod into turkey put it just below the breast bone and then bring it out through the tucked-in tail, under the secured drumsticks.

Your next step is to fasten spit prongs firmly, at right angles to each other, into end of turkey. Make sure your turkey is centered and balanced evenly as rotisserie rotates.

Ok, insert meat thermometer into thickest part of inner thigh, don’t touching the bone.

Now, place spit on rotisserie, allow approximately 25 to 35 minutes per pound for cooking.

Keep the charcoal fire up to temperature you can do this by adding more coals every 20-30 minutes as needed.

Your turkey is cooked when meat thermometer reads 180-185°F at the thigh.

Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmy goood

 

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Cooking Turkey Wings Quick And Easy Recipes

turkey 003Turkey wings are delicious, healthy, and versatile. Not only that, but after the winter holidays, grocery stores mark down the price of turkey significantly, so they’re easy on the budget, too! What’s not to love? These recipes are sure to become family favorites you’ll want to include in your meal rotation on a regular basis. Even the pickiest of family members will happily devour them and come back for more!

Southern Style Turkey Wings With Gravy

 

 

 

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It’s best to make your gravy the day before you plan to serve this dish. This allows all of the different ingredients time to intermingle and      work their magic! If you forget to do this, don’t worry about needing to change your dinner plans, the gravy will still be delicious!

Gravy

  • 1 celery stalk, diced
    1/2 red bell pepper, diced
    1/2 yellow bell pepper, diced
    1/2 green bell pepper, diced
    1 small yellow onion, diced
    3-4 cloves of garlic, chopped
    10 Tbs butter�
    cup all-purpose White Lily brand flour
    3 cups chicken broth�
    cup whole milk�
    cup heavy cream
    2 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp pepper
    1/4 tsp onion powder

Directions:

Melt butter in a deep pan, and add in all of the diced veggies and garlic. Saute until the celery begins to change color, looking slightly translucent, but don’t overdo it (remember, you want the peppers to maintain a bit of firmness)! Next, slowly add flour, whisking constantly as you go.

Continue until the flour begins to take on a consistent yellowish hue, then, while still whisking, slowly add your broth, milk, and cream. Heat should be on low while you allow the gravy to simmer until it thickens. Turn off heat and allow to cool slightly before transferring to storage container. Refrigerate overnight until ready to serve.

Turkey Wings

  • 4-5 pounds of turkey wings
  • 4 Tbs olive oil SeasoningCombine:
  • 1 Tbs poultry seasoning
  • 1 Tbs parsley
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tbs brown sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 teaspoons cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Remove gravy from refrigerator and let it sit on the counter. Rinse wings and pat dry with paper towels. Place in roasting pan, then coat evenly in olive oil. Sprinkle thoroughly with seasoning mix, then cover the top with foil. Bake for 2.5 hours. Remove foil, broil for a couple of minutes on each side. Drain juice from pan. Cover with gravy and return to oven until gravy is heated through and bubbly.

Serving suggestion: Serve over white rice or mashed potatoes. You’ll want to use up every last bit of the delicious gravy.




Raspberry kick Barbecued Turkey

Wings(This unique recipe is truly something special. Don’t be put off by the seemingly unusual combination of ingredients. It’s always a crowd-pleaser!)

  • 3 lbs of wings
  • 2 sliced green onions
  • 2 Tbs spicy mustard
  • 2 Tbs raspberry preserves
  • 1 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/3 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

Directions:

Combine all of the ingredients except for the turkey wings in a bowl. Stir until totally blended. Scoop this mixture into a large (freezer sized) Ziplock bag. Add wings and shake to coat evenly. Once your wings are thoroughly coated with the sauce, toss the bag in the refrigerator and let them marinate overnight. The next day, remove from refrigerator, drain excess marinade, and place on a greased baking pan. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for at least one hour, until wings are tender and cooked thoroughly.

Crockpot Turkey Wings

  • 2 lbs of wings
  • 4 Tbs minced garlic
  • 4 Tbs olive oil
  • 6 tablespoon parmesan cheese
  • 1 Cup Helmann’s Mayo
  • 2 Tbs corn syrup
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar�
  • tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1-4 teaspoons red pepper flakes (be guided by your love or fear of heat salt and pepper to taste

When making turkey wing recipes, don’t be afraid to make adjustments to recipes according to your family’s preferences or what you have on hand. These recipes are totally delicious as/is, but they are also rather flexible and forgiving, and can be played with quite a bit without ruining them. You’ll also find that these flavorful dishes can be served with a wide variety of side dishes, and can be changed up according to the occasion!

While most people think of tailgate parties and picnics when they think of wings (and they are marvelous for that), you’ll find that these recipes can also hold their own as the starring attraction at a sit-down dinner, too. The recipes were written with an average sized family in mind, but they can easily be doubled if you’re expecting company or plan to take them to a potluck.

Holiday Dinner Party Dessert Ideas

 

Illustration by Gary Smith of a family eating their Christmas dinner.

You turkey dinner was a smash hit, now its time to bring on the dessert. You can help keep your guest happy and make cherished memories with a  well-planned and executed dessert spread, you know what it feels like as a guest to be pampered with great food and excellent company.

There is nothing that can’t be beat with some good preparation and a table full of sweets. Your dinner party dessert should be the cherry on top. It is the string that will tie the whole night together. Get the dessert right, and you’ll be well on your way to becoming the dinner host your friends will envy.

With so many delectable dessert options, how does one begin? Here are 5 dessert party ideas that are guaranteed to creatively delight your dinner party guests. Choose one or choose them all. There should never be any limits to saccharine.

1. Single-served sweetness
One cupcake. Or two macarons. Three lovely eclairs. Just get each guest his own. Let your guests decorate their own with sprinkles or cream or not. These will be perfect for those who get greedy with their sweets.

2. Family-style delights
Think of a Large German Christmas Gingerbread that everyone can just dig into at the same time. It’ll make for a good story, a good photo op, and a happy belly. You don’t have to go giant either. A full-sized cranberry eggnog cheesecake. 

3. Bonbon buffet
You can also make an entire dessert spread. Who wouldn’t want a selection of treats? Soft, chewy cookies. Red velvet truffles. Chocolate dipped anything. Think of miniature-sized bites your guests can pile up on their plates. They wouldn’t say no.

 

4. Traveling sweet tooth
Take it to the next level by doing a themed dessert menu. You can match your main course menu or take your guests to a completely different adventure. If you served Italian for your main course, you can maybe have a variety of homemade gelato your guests can choose from. Or if you’re feeling up for it, take them to a completely different country and serve some Indian Galub Jamun or Mexican churros for dessert. So many countries, such little time.

5. Treats to-go
Never let your guests go home empty-handed. If your dinner party is expected to last the night, you can easily send your guests away with something to remember the night by. A slice of german christmas gingerbread or a cup of mousse will do. This little gesture will surely amuse.

A little thought goes a long way. End your night with one of these delightful ideas, and your friends will be asking you when the next dinner party will be. Remember, what’s a dinner part without those special touches that always warms your guest hearts and put them in a festive mood like holiday decor. Checkout the extra little things you can do below

  • If entertaining is what you love to do then it would be wise to invest in good set of holiday china
  • Before your guest leave you can let them get a gift from under the christmas tree then send them on their merry way
  • So always have a decorated tree on hand if it’s that time of season

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How To Cook A Frozen Turkey?

Turkey_cooking_cI didn’t think it was possible to cook a frozen, but I stand to be corrected. According to the US Department Of Agriculture you can cook a frozen turkey as long as you don’t grill, smoke, deep fry or microwave the turkey. So if you are interested in how to cook a frozen turkey then read the directions below.

 

When cooking a frozen turkey you will need to allow enough cooking time for the turkey to defrost while cooking. Which means it will take 50% longer to cook then the normal cooking time. For example your normal roasting time for a 15 pound fully thawed unstuffed turkey is about 3 to 3 1/2 hours to cooke in oven temperature 325° F. Now for the same size frozen turkey it will take 4 1/2 to 5 hours cooking time.

 

Keep in mind if you are going to cook a frozen turkey they come with a giblet package inside the cavity of the turkey and seasoning a frozen turkey is impossible.

So as soon as the turkey has thawed enough you will need allow the turkey to cool enough to remove the giblet package and season the turkey. If you don’t want to allow for cooling be very careful when removing the giblet package use a long handle fork or tongs Then put the turkey back in the oven to finish the cooking process.


Here is another tip for saftey concerns if your giblet package is in a plastic bag and it has begun to melt inside the turkey do not use the giblets or the turkey because of possible harmful chemicals that might have leaked into the turkey meat and giblets.

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 Finally, here is how to tell if your turkey is ready and safe to eat. Always use a food thermometer to check your turkey often. To do this you simply put the thermomter inside the innermost meaty part of the turkey thigh ofcourse once it has thawed enough to insert one. Your turkey will be safe to eat when the thermomter reaches 165° F.

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Deep Fried Turkey Instructions,

How To Carve A Turkey,

Got Turkey Leftovers

 

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Got Turkey Leftovers? Here Is What You Can Do

leftoverWhat to do with turkey leftovers? If you’re struggling to come up with mouth watering ways to utilize your turkey leftovers, continue reading to discover some of my creative ways to utilize any leftover turkey, you may have on hand.

 

 

1. GRANDMA EVA’S TURKEY CHILI:

6 servings

  • If you have 1 lb. turkey leftover, crumbled it
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 med. onion, chopped
  • 12-oz. canned or fresh tomatoes
  • 1- 8-oz. can tomato sauce
  • 2 sm. bay leaves
  • 4 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/ 2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/ 2 tsp. parsley flakes
  • 16 oz. Canned kidney beans with liquid

Directions: 

Brown ground turkey in heavy skillet. Add green pepper and onion; cook until tender. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce and seasonings. Cover; simmer for 2 hours, adding water to keep consistency of thick soup. Add kidney beans; heat through. Remove bay leaves.

To create a hearty meal your whole family will appreciate, consider baking a turkey pot pie. If you’re interested simply line an eight inch pie dish with a sheet of pastry. Then use a large bowl to mix your turkey leftovers together with one can of condensed cream of chicken soup, half a cup of grated cheddar cheese and one packet of defrosted vegetables. Then season your mixture before slowly pouring it into your pie dish. Lastly place another sheet of pastry on top of your pie mixture, ensuring to fold the edges of your pie’s crust. Once your pie is ready to be baked, place it into your oven at bake it at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, for 40 minutes.

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2. Spicy Turkey Enchiladas

If you’re a fan of spicy food, you may be interested in using your turkey leftovers to create spicy turkey enchiladas. If you’re tempted, use a frying pan to lightly fry your tortillas in olive oil. Once your tortillas are soft, remove them and place your shredded turkey leftovers in the center of your tortillas. If you’re brave, you might want to marinate your turkey pieces with a home made chili sauce. Then add an assortment of vegetables to the center of your tortillas before covering your enchilada fillings with grated cheese. Then simply roll your enchiladas up and drench them with a tomato based sauce before placing them in a bake safe dish at 350 degrees Fahrenheit and cooking your enchiladas for 20 minutes.

3. Three Meat Salad

If you’re short on time, simply mix your leftover turkey into a medium sized bowl, making sure to add a few rashers of cooked bacon, three quarters of a cup of grated cheddar cheese and half a cup of sliced salami. Then stir through half a cup of mayonnaise and four tablespoons of mustard through your salad mix. If you’re a fan of garnishes, try cutting up a two slices of toast into cubes and using them to garnish your salad three, three meat salad. Alternatively, you may want to try garnishing your salad with a few black pitted olives.

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Read my other posts:

Deep Fried Turkey Instructions,

How To Carve A Turkey,

How To Cook A Frozen Turkey

 

So what are you waiting for? If you have turkey leftovers in your fridge, simply pick the recipe above which made your mouth water and start cooking.

 

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