Saturday, December 27, 2008

Herb Roasted Turkey Breast

Another "Middle Aged Dating" break-up. You know what that means…Time to cook!

I sent every last scrap of the 13 lb. Christmas Turkey to the turkey I was dating. I was so angry at the time (I didn’t tell you the half of it) I gave him every last morsel.

Anger makes me “giving”.

I woke up this morning dying for a Turkey sandwich, All I had was a bare turkey carcass. I skipped to the market and bought a Turkey Breast Roast.

After slaving for days on the original turkey I decided, forget that! I’m gonna wing it.

Herb Roasted Turkey Breast
2 ½ lb. Turkey Breast Roast (skin on)
Onions
Carrots
Celery
Thyme and Sage
Olive Oil
Butter
Chicken Stock
White Wine

That's it. Chop the vegetables, throw them into a roasting pan and place the roast on top because you can’t find your roasting rack. Drizzle with olive oil, salt, pepper and TONS of Thyme. (Seriously, you can’t over do it.)

Look. I have too much Thyme on my hands.

Pour in some chicken stock and a little white wine. Rub a bit of softened butter on the roast with copious amounts of salt, pepper and Thyme.


Don’t strain yourself.

(I don’t know why I’m like this.)

Drink some wine. Rub roast with softened butter. Roast at 350 for 45 minutes. Baste. Another 45 minutes and…

Be still my beating heart.

The house smells like heaven, turkey sandwiches for days, "Evil" is gone and there is peace on Earth.

PS: I won another photo caption award. I tend to win when there is ZERO competition. This one was held by "Crotchety Old Man".

25 comments:

Ann's Rants said...

I'm on my way! I'll grab a bottle of something...strong.

Comedy Goddess said...

You are such a good cook! Banish all turkeys from your life except the ones that you can serve on a plate. xo

Michelle J said...

Girlie?? What up? What u talking about here?? Turkey?? I like turkey. I would eat turkey. Why u not invite your girlie crush for lunch or something?? :O)

So, your thyme and strain jokes are hysterical. I love them and you so very much!! Is that your hand there girlie?

So, guess what i am doing this evening? I am going to dinner with my friends...a gay couple. Two men. So that makes them gay and not lesbians right?

Anyway i am over and out!!! Love you beauty!!!

Charmaine said...

Ann- Come on over. Bring whiskey.

Goddess - As always, I bow to you.

MIchelle J - Girl, you don't eat meat. I wish I had a couple of gay men to have dinner with tonight.

LL said...

Now, now... you just need to avoid the surfer crowd.

And that is a nice looking breast. The thought of you rubbing softened butter on your large breast is enough to make a strong man cry... :ewink:

Congrats on the Zucchini Award. You are in rare company now.

Charmaine said...

LL- I don't if I want to hug you or slap you.

Braja said...

Vegetables? You said vegetables! I'm on my way.

SweetPeaSurry said...

Now that's a recipe I can get behind. I love to cook, I even like cooking extensive recipes, but this one sounds like a quick work week 'need to pack a doggone lunch' meal. I love it!!!

Lilly's Life said...

You got rid of one turkey and vegetable only to replace them with another, he he.

Glad he is gone.

And that turkey sure looks good - you make me smile. Least you are cooking something healthy. I, on the other hand, at times like this, cook with sugar and no other ingredients. Nasty it is. Must do something about this in 2009 - I need to change my ways!!! That gives me a few days to eat all the sugary items in the house before New years.

Geri said...

Looks great! Who needs men with such great cooking!

Michelle J said...

I am home now girlie crush!!! So guess what i did? I told my gay friend that he needed to exercise because he got chubby and he got all mad at me and yelled at me very loudly. He made me feel foolish and badly. So then i went home. I hate him and he hates me. Am i bad?? Should i have not said that??

Oh and girlie crush i would eat your turkey!! I would strain myself to eat your turkey. Your turkey is the only turkey i would ever consider eating!!!

I suck!! What did you do this evening? We should like exchange # or something. Or not!!!

:))

Hedgie said...

No rosemary? I mean, NO ROSEMARY? Why, that-- that -- that's turkey heresy. Especially since rosemary is clearly visible in the photo you posted. I'm reporting you to the Turkey Inquisition immediately. Expect them. When you least expect them.

Fu Manchu Dad said...

Nooooobody expects the Turkey Inquisition!!! (thanks for the lead in Hedgie). Damn Charmaine, Evil Surfer dude got waaay more than he deserved in taking home that turkey. Your next date should be you making the turkey described in your post for a super hunky guy, then take a photo of him enjoying the meal and send it to ESD. That would show him. Just one mustachioed dad's opinion.
FMD

LL said...

"LL- I don't if I want to hug you or slap you."

Can't you do both? :P

Charmaine said...

Sweet Pea - I don't know about you, but I find sometimes that simple recipes are often the best.

LL - Come here. Closer. Closer....slap. hee hee.

Braja - Please note the ABSENCE of cow meat.

Lilly - You've got THAT right.

Geri - You think the same way I do. But girl, wait until you see a pic of my next man. ahhhhh

Michelle - I can't believe I have to tell you to never tell a gay ma he is fat. You might as well give him some wrinkle cream. I have some if you want it.

Hedge - I am SO tired of Rosemary. I'll throw some fresh rosemary on a plate. But that's it.

Fu Manchu - You're FUNNY

Hedgie said...

"I am SO tired of Rosemary."

!!!!!

"Tired of rosemary?" Woe unto you! May Herbaygia, the goddess of herbs, have mercy on you and deliver you from your fallen ways there in the Valley of Culinary Darkness.

"Tired of rosemary" indeed.

Train Wreck said...

Girl! You crack me up! You need to meet my friend Meg hey let's just meet up for drinks later. What we don't live in the same town? You don't say? Ok alot later, How bout if we all just take a drink at the same time? all righty then. So I love the recipe, yum! Could you send a little Thyme this way? LMAO, You and I could totally hang out, with all our wittiness, we could conquer the world! Or at least get a few chuckles. Hey you need to stop by and see who I met! You are going to pass out! Glad you had a kitchen gadget Christmas...WTH? We need to hook you up. I will ponder this.

Michele said...

You can always depend on cooking, unlike most men. You should have sent the carcass with Evil.

Comfort foods are great.

PaulsHealthblog.com said...

Man, cooking is SO much work!

That's why I am the master at making almond butter and jelly sandwiches.

Irish Gumbo said...

Hold on, I think we all need a thyme out! HA! Sorry, that was too easy...

Charmaine, if I really pissed you off, what could I get? ;)

Hedgie said...

"we all need a thyme out"

Better yet, what's need is some sage advice.

Such as holding the herb puns in a-bay-ance.

Charmaine said...

Here's what so sad...

I just went to my spice rack to see if I could come up with another herb pun.

I couldn't.

Hedgeguard said...

You just need to exercise your a-cumin.

Simplicity said...

You are such a cheeseball! Too much thyme, indeed! This looks so yummy! I will definitely try it!

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