Daily Archives: December 23, 2011

Slow Cooked Bone-In Turkey Breast

Slow Cooked Bone-In Turkey Breast

This is the easiest way to make your holiday bird so you can spend your time with your family and less time in the kitchen.

 

I wish I had a photo for this recipe however I forgot. I promise you though, this is one of the tenderest turkeys your will ever eat. I love turkey and chicken, However I have never had turkey like this before. If you have a Bone-In Turkey Breast trust me this is the recipe for you!!

 

My Husband has just recently bought us a 7 qt. Crock-Pot Slow Cooker. I love it!! There is so much you can do with a slow cooker, but I would have never have thought to put a turkey in it. One night  I had the worst craving for turkey and mashed potatoes, so Jason got up took the crock pot out and told me it would be ready by morning. Sure enough when I woke up in the morning the house was filled with the lovely aroma of a cooking bird. My mouth just started to water. Around 10 am I was eating the most tender turkey I have ever had. I told him I had to share this recipe with everyone. So he wrote down what he did. Really it’s so easy that we slept though most of the cooking time.

ingredients Needed:

  • 6-7 Qt. crock Pot
  • 7# Bone-In Turkey Breast
  • 6 cups of Apple Juice
  • 1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Liquid Smoke
  • 1/2 cup chopped Onion
  • 1 stick of salted Butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped Celery

Directions:

  1. Combine all the ingredients into the crock-pot
  2. Set on low for 10 hours
  3. After the 10 hours pick out the large chunks of meat and separate the meat from the bone.
  4. Strain the liquid and save for the gravy.

Gravy Directions:

  1. Add Rue to the strained liquid.(Rue = 1/2 cup of flour and 1/2 cup of butter.
  2. Heat to a boil. Then turn off.
  3. If making your own Rue saute in a pan untill golden brown. Then turn off.

That is it. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family did. This may not be the healthiest way to make turkey, However its the easiest and it tastes so GOOD!!

 

Happy Eating!!

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Fuzzy Sticks Christmas Tree Ornaments

Fuzzy Sticks Christmas Tree Ornaments

 

 

A while back I had purchased a package of Fuzzy Sticks (pipe cleaners) at our local dollar store for $1.00 . I was trying to figure out what to do with them and decided to do what everyone does with them. So here are some quick 5 minute or less Christmas Tree Ornaments or Gift Topper ideas. I was really amazed at what I was able to get done while I was waiting for dinner to finish cooking. This is great for kids to do or as a last-minute decoration idea. I really liked working with the Fuzzy Sticks and I can’t wait to get spring colored sticks to continue working with them.

Below I posted the instructions and supplies that will be needed for each ornament. I hope you enjoy making these as much as we did!

 

Candy Cane

Supplies Needed:

  • 1 White Fuzzy Stick
  • 1 Red Fuzzy Stick 

Instructions:

  1. Bend the White Fuzzy Stick in half and then twist it together tightly
  2. Do the same for the Red Fuzzy Stick.
  3. Take both your White and Red Fuzzy Sticks together and twist them tightly as evenly as possible.
  4. Lastly bend one end to make a hook

Thats it!

 

Wreath

Supplies Needed:

  • 2 Green Fuzzy Stick
  • 1 Red Fuzzy Stick

Instructions:

  1. Take your 2 Green Fuzzy Sticks and twist them together.
  2. Then bend it in half.
  3. Take your bent half and your other end and bend it into a circle, twisting the ends together tightly.
  4. The next step is take your Red Fuzzy Stick and cut about 1/3 of it off to make your bow.
  5. Bend the Red Fuzzy Stick to make a small bow.
  6. Then cut off another piece of the Red Stick about 1 inch long.
  7. Attach your Red bow to your Green wreath with the 1 inch Red Fuzzy Stick.

All there is to it!

 

Christmas Tree

 

Supplies Needed:

  • 2 White Fuzzy Stick
  • 1 Red Fuzzy Stick
  • 2 Brown Fuzzy Sticks
  • 2 Green Fuzzy Sticks

Instructions:

  1. Take your first Green Fuzzy Stick and bend it into a triangle, securing the ends at the top.
  2. Take 1 of your Brown Fuzzy Sticks and cut it in half. bend it to make a 3/4 rectangle and twist the ends over the triangle to secure it.
  3. Take the other 1/2 of the Brown Fuzzy Stick plus the other whole one and wrap them around your rectangle.
  4. Then take your second Green Fuzzy Stick and size it up to the triangle making sure the ends stick over the bottom and over the top about a 1/2 so you can twist it on to the triangle.
  5. Do the same with another strip of the Green Fuzzy Stick.
  6. Make sure your 2 Green strips are secured to the bottom and the top.
  7. The next step is to take 1 of your White Fuzzy Sticks and bend it into a star.
  8. Cut a 1 inch Stick out of your other White Fuzzy Sticks and wrap it around the middle of your star and the top of the tree, so to secure the star on top of the tree.
  9. Then cut an extra 5   1 inch strips of white and 5    1 inch strips of the red.
  10. Take your strips and wrap them around the green spreading them out as you go.

All Finished!!

 

Like I said these are really quick to make and the kids will love to help. I hope you enjoy. Please comment back and share your Fuzzy Sticks Ornaments.

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