Turkey Lessons

Over the weekend I made my first turkey. It was fantastic and surprisingly easy:

  • Thaw bird
  • Wash thoroughly
  • Place in roasting pan breast down  and rub in oil
  • Rub seasoning into it
  • Put a an onion and additional seasoning in cavity
  • Cook on back
  • Bake at 13 minutes per pound
  • Baste every 20 minutes
  • Tent with foil if needed at the end

Well the sides have been eaten and most of the turkey shared so ML stripped it so I could make a pot pie. For me cooking has to be easy so here’s my recipe.

Ingredients for filling:

1/3 cup flour

1/3 cup butter

1/2 onion

400 ml of chicken broth

1 can mixed veggies

Chopped sweet potato

Leftover turkey shredded

Filling method:

  • Melt butter ( you can add spices here I put in granulated garlic, sage and oregano)
  • Fry onions until clear
  • Stir in flour to make dough
  • Slowly add broth, don’t make my mistake and add too quickly as you want it thick
  • Once ready, add the veggies, potatoes and turkey
  • Pour into pan

Ingredients for topping:

3 cups flour

3 tbsp baking powder

1.5 tsp salt

3 tbsp butter

1 cup milk

3 eggs

Method for topping:

  • Combine first 3 ingredients
  • Cut in butter
  • Whisk in milk and eggs
  • Drop teaspoons of batter on to filling in the pan
  • Bake at 400F for 30 minutes

Here’s mine:


I’m quite pleased with my turkey experiments!

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6 thoughts on “Turkey Lessons

  1. The willingness to experiment with cooking AT HOME is a great starting point to attain better eating habits. There is something about “doing it yourself” and enjoying the outcome that adds value to the experience. This habit makes eating out less appealing over time. Controlling what you eat and how it tastes becomes more important than indulgences that leave a person feeling bloated and uncomfortable. Although it is likely your parents told you as a child to “stop playing with your food,” I am going to encourage just the opposite! Keep up the good work.

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