Pinning for Life: Thanksgiving Recipes

Since I did a blog about Thanksgiving decorations, I thought it was only necessary that I blog about the most important part of Thanksgiving…food! Since I have family who are diabetic, I found a great pin that had some great recipes that my whole family could eat.  It’s not only good for the diabetic part of my family, but everyone! I found a great turkey and vegetable recipe I figured my family would love.  The ingredients you would need are:

  •  2 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley
  •  4 cloves garlic, minced
  •  1 teaspoon snipped fresh rosemary
  •  1 teaspoon snipped fresh thyme
  •  1/2 teaspoon salt
  •  1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  •  1 2 3/4 – 3 1/4 – pound turkey breast portion with bone, skin removed
  •  Nonstick cooking spray
  •   3 cups tiny red potatoes, quartered about a pound
  •  2 cups baby carrots with tops trimmed and halved lengthwise about 8 ounces
  •  2 cups white and/or red pearl onions trimmed and halved about 8 ounces
  •  1 tablespoon olive oil

There’s 5 simple directions when cooking this

  1.  Just preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Then use a small bowl, combine parsley, garlic, rosemary, thyme, salt, pepper, and set aside 1 tablespoon of the herb mixture.
  2.  Place turkey breast portion on a roasting rack in a shallow  pan. Lightly coat with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle the remaining herb mixture evenly over turkey breast portion; rub in with your fingers. Roast, uncovered, for 20 minutes.
  3. Then in a large bowl, combine potatoes, carrots, and pearl onions; add the reserved 1 tablespoon herb mixture and the olive oil and toss until vegetables are coated. Arrange vegetables around turkey in roasting pan.
  4.  Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F. Roast for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours more or until the turkey is no longer pink , and vegetables are tender.
  5.  Transfer turkey to cutting board and let stand for 10 minutes.  Trim meat from bone, and enjoy!

Check out the website for more delicious recipes for this upcoming turkey day!

turkey dinner


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