I Cook Turkey Whenever I Want…Take THAT Thanksgiving

So I love turkey. I may go so far as to say that is my favorite meat. But its not often that I get to get legit turkey. By legit I mean NOT deli meat…because deli turkey and oven roasted turkey are so different its weird they are both called turkey.

….Fade into a memory…..I spent two years in southern Africa and I can count on one finger the number of times I had turkey…ONE. I had dreams about turkey. My delightful grandmother (Hi Gram) offered to make me my favorite meal once I got home….she made me an amazing thanksgiving worthy meal in the middle of July. And it was AWESOME.

Flash forward to the present. I had yet to tackle a “whole bird” (chicken or turkey) in my crockpot so I decided that now was the time….and by time I mean Turkey Time.

*Let me preface this by noting that it was not just procrastination on my part that kept me from making a turkey. Availability is an issue. My grocery store almost never has the turkey breasts necessary for my cooking endeavors.  Until they finally did 🙂

So this guy is 6.5 lbs

So this guy is 6.5 lbs

I picked up a 6.5 lb turkey breast at good ole’ Stop&Shop. I could tell by looking that it would fit in my crockpot, but if you’re unsure you should measure before you buy. The one thing I really didn’t think about was Height. I had to hack a little piece off the top of the bird so that my cover could close tight…but that’s not a big deal.

I also cut up a small/medium onion and put it in with the bird, and about 2 cups of apple juice (about 2.5 juice boxes worth). Season with Salt and Pepper too.

Dump it and leave it.

Dump it and leave it.

Then you just put on the cover, cook on low for 8 or 10 hours and go about your business.

Look at this guy....Happy Thanksgiving...Said NO ONE.

Look at this guy….Happy Thanksgiving…Said NO ONE.

Look at all the tasty turkey meat.

Look at all the tasty turkey meat.

Dinner time for this girl!

Dinner time for this girl!

I just whipped up some stuffing and had a yummy dinner.

I found a wishbone!

I found a wishbone!

I found a wishbone so obviously we had to make a wish!…I didn’t win..womp womp.

As a final note: this is SUPER EASY. I recommend it to everyone who wants to cooks a turkey or whole chicken but doesn’t have the time to sit home and wait…or its summer and you can’t bare to heat your house up!

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One thought on “I Cook Turkey Whenever I Want…Take THAT Thanksgiving

  1. I am totally using your recipe and making Turkey tonight, and it is MAY! You are right — take that Thanksgiving.

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