turkeys scare me.

by @according2kelly on November 16, 2007

not actual turkeys (like the bird), nor the thought of eating one (because they’re yummy), but the thought of cooking one kind of freaks me out… you have to make sure it deftosted, you have to remember to remove the gizzards & whatever else may be hidden up inside the bird & they take forever to cook. it sounds like a lot of work.

but, this year we are going to be out-of-town for thanksgiving (as we have been every thanksgiving since i was in college). and although the hotels put on a pretty good spread, it’s nice to have the real deal at home. that’s why my mom started the tradition of having a “mini” thanksgiving prior to the real thing. with her out of town, it meant if i wanted to have it, i had to make it. rather than conquer my fears & actually “cooking” a turkey, i used a crock pot. which was great, as with most crock pot meals i just had to dump the ingredients in, let it cook all day & come dinner time we had a tasty turkey. no defrosting or gizzard grabbing required.

creamy mushroom turkey

ingredients:
1 (3-4 lb) boneless turkey roast, frozen or defrosted
* i used one of those ‘lil boneless turkeys that you can find in the
freezer this time of year
2 cans (10.5 oz) creams of mushroom soup, condensed
1 can (4 oz) mushroom pieces, drained
1 envelope dry onion soup mix
1 cup sour cream

directions:
place turkey in a greased slow cooker. in a bowl, mix remaining ingredients, except sour cream, & spoon over turkey. cover & cook on low heat for 8-10 hours. an hour before serving, break turkey into large chunks with two forks. stir in sour cream. cover & cook for remaining hour.

10 comments
Tip Junkie
Tip Junkie

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Holly
Holly

All the hidden gizzard talk made me laugh and caused First Turkey Flashbacks. Why do they pack those things back in there after they take them off the poor bird? I am seriously considering trying your recipe this year! We like the white meat anyway and I love the whole Crock Pot philosophy--dump in and forget it.

CathyB.
CathyB.

turkeys scare me too and for the same reason. out of 16 years of marriage i think i have only made one turkey...correct that Vallen made one turkey. Not much of a meat cooking person. like to eat it just not touch and cook it :)

Natasha
Natasha

Thanks for posting the recipe!

Laurie
Laurie

Ditto - cooking a turkey freaks me out too. Talk about overwhelming.

ginger
ginger

The first year I had Thanksgiving dinner with Elliott's family, his mom made turkey breasts, rather than a whole tukey. I was quite aghast, as my mom had always gone above and beyond for holiday dinner, but I am now a big fan of the breast route... We don't like dark meat anyway, and this is much easier, and yummy too!

anna jo
anna jo

oooh, I made my first turkey last year for christmas eve. brined it and everything. it turned out really, really tasty and I think it is going to become a christmas tradition.

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