Baking & Cooking

Turkey Dinner is Not Just for Holidays

I, like a lot of people, love me a full-on Turkey dinner {pass the yoga pants please}.

In our family, this comforting meal usually only comes about on holidays. In fact, I distinctly recall finishing our Easter turkey dinner and asking “when is Thanksgiving again?”. It’s one meal I crave!

Recently I learned that a mouthwatering turkey dinner can actually be done any night of the week. In fact, we had this scrumptious meal on a … MONDAY! {gasp!}.

Whatever! Like any of us have time to regularly prepare this kind of dinner. After all, there’s defrosting, cleaning, stuffing, cooking, basting, boiling, baking, chopping, dicing .. you get the idea. We all KNOW how much work a meal like this can be, which is why many of us reserve the ‘almighty stuffing’to just holidays.

So where does having a turkey dinner with all the trimmings, any night of the week, come into play?

Butterball to the rescue!

Ya, we all know they have whole turkeys, but they also have a line of delicious products that make it easier on you {and me}. They cut back on the work involved but not on the taste. Hooray!

Though there’s a few roast varieties to choose from, I bought the Butterball Seasoned Boneless Stuffed Turkey Breast. It look like this when you are scouring the frozen section of your stores…

Now, take a look at the ‘prep’ involved, if you want to call it that…

So, I put it in a pan, brushed it with oil and cooked. That is all! This is where the ease comes into play. There was no defrosting, cleaning, tying of the legs, sanitizing the kitchen after uncooked meat touched all surfaces when the turkey slipped out of the hands and slid across the counter onto the floor… wait, that’s just not me, right?

Again, put it in a pan, brush with oil and cook. Yay!

I cooked mine for 4.5 hours as per the instructions, and it was nice to be able to run out and do school pickup, errands etc and not have to worry about constant basting. Plus, the smell when we walked in the door was divine!

Taste? 4 words – just like whole turkey, super moist, tender and full of flavor.

Warning: If my MIL is reading this right now you might want to skip the paragraph because my oldest {who’s favorite food group is stuffing, I’m not kidding} claimed, “this stuffing is exactly like Grammas!“. Think of all the steps skipped in chopping, mixing and dishes to be cleaned with the stuffing included?!

I paired our Stuffed Turkey Breast with potatoes, gravy, carrots and gravy – delish! Yes, it was a full-on turkey dinner, on a Monday! Reality is, it was easier than some of the prep work for pasta dishes I make, who knew it was so convenient?

After we all had seconds of the turkey that night, we had about half the turkey leftover. We opted to have the full-on classic dinner again the next night too. Yet, we could have easily used the turkey for sandwiches, protein for salads, soups or whatever. Just like turkey leftovers from the holidays. But it’s not a holiday. *giggle*

Easy – Delicious – Convenient

Oh yes, yes, yes, yes! I WILL be making the Butterball Seasoned Boneless Stuffed Turkey Breast any night of the week from now on. It’s really that easy!

This post is sponsored by Butterball Canada. In exchange this review, I have received special perks in the form of
products and monetary compensation. All opinions on this blog are my own.

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12 Comments

  1. Oh man! I just saw this in our small town grocery store the other day and I should have picked it up. Now it’s gone. Le sigh. Hopefully they will stock some more as your review totally made me want to pick one up!

    1. You have to try it Andrea! Both of our Walmarts had none, all you have to do is ask the meat manager to get some in, and it’ll be there in 2 days!
      ummm… not that I asked or anything! lol

  2. Awesomesauce! Unfortunately my town only has a CoOp and that is usually hit or miss there. Hopefully they will stock more though! 🙂

    1. Oh, good point! I had to call Butterball customer service once {super people to talk to, btw!}, and they can list which products are in your town! I wanted to try a couple specific ones and didn’t want to drive everywhere looking, so they were a huge lifesaver! Wish I could do this with all brands I buy!

  3. My family and I do love to have turkey on the holidays like a lot of other people, but unlike a lot of other people we make turkey for dinner several times a year because we DO love it that much! 🙂

    1. Good for you guys! I’ve always wanted to but …. ahh, maybe it’s laziness. lol
      {honest right there}

    1. Hahahha! Gramma you were supposed to skip that part!
      Keep in mind that she comments on my potatoes each and every single time I make them… kids are picky, what can I say?!

  4. I got one of the turkey breasts today! Unfortunately our store didn’t carry the stuffed kind, but still I am happy that this Thanksgiving will be a breeze for me! Isn’t that what Stove-Top is for, lol!

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