Learn how to make a turkey dinner on a weeknight any time of year!
I am so excited that Thanksgiving is just around the corner! I'm seeing Thanksgiving everywhere!! My daughter asked me, "What do you do during Thanksgiving?" Of course, I gave her the true meaning of Thanksgiving. And then she goes, "Is there a parade?" She didn't understand that it would be on TV, and that it would a holiday where we stuff our bellies and give thanks. One day, she'll figure it out!
My goal was to be able to make this on a week night after a full day's of work without TOO many ingredients. And that's what I'm sharing with you today.
This turkey doesn't take a lot at all and was super easy to make. Doesn't this look delicious? If so, follow along to find out how to get TURKEY done on a week night.
Turkey: Turkey breast, thyme, Swanson chicken broth, and butter
Mashed Potatoes: 5 potatoes, 1/2 package of cream cheese, and 1/2 cup of butter
Stuffing: Box of stuffing, Swanson chicken broth, and butter.
Gravy: turkey pan drippings, Swanson chicken broth, flour, poultry seasoning, cream of mushroom soup, bay leaves, and salt & pepper to your liking
Preheat your oven to 350.
Use a brush to brush the turkey with butter. Then, spread thyme and butter onto the turkey.
Fold the aluminum foil so that it makes a tent over the turkey breast. This will allow it not to get burnt.
Pour the Swanson Chicken Broth along with two bay leafs into the roasting pan.
Roast for about 30 minutes at 350. At 30 minutes, baste more butter on top of the turkey. Do this for about 1.5 hours. (You can ALSO use a slowcooker in the AM and just put the whole thing in there!)
Mashed Potatoes. Once you are about half an hour away from being done, boil some water for the potatoes. Put the potatoes in once its boiling, drain, and then mix the rest of the ingredients: 1/2 package of cream cheese, and 1/2 cup of butter. I would mash them with a potatoes masher rather than a mixer. For some reason, the masher is better tasting. This yields oh-so-yummy mashed potatoes everyone RAVES about.
Stuffing: Follow the directions in the box, except when it says put water in, but Swanson chicken broth.
Gravy: Take the drippings from the pan (I know, I know). Filter the drippings out, and then mix the rest of the ingredients except the flour. Once the other ingredients are mixed on the stove, slowly add flour until the gravy gets thick.
Then, you should be able to plate up something like this. Soooo good. Your family will LOVE this!!
You'll be in a food coma.
If it is the season, check out my thanksgiving table decorating ideas post that might inspire you to start decorating!