Gobble Gobble

November 21, 2012

Now that Thanksgiving is upon us, everyone is looking for that perfect turkey recipe.   The one that will have everyone going back for seconds and thirds until it’s time to crash on the couch and watch football..only to get up a few hours later to make a sandwich with the leftovers.

A dear friend recently shared the recipe her four-year-old son came up with in school when asked to scribe a turkey recipe for Thanksgiving.  Although, I do not recommend following these instructions for your Thanksgiving dinner, it is just too cute not to share!

Grant’s Turkey Recipe


The traditional Hot Brown originated in Louisville, KY and consists of a piece of Texas toast layered with turkey, tomato and topped with gravy and cheese.  The piece de resistance is two slices of bacon criss-crossed on top.

My Thanksgiving version includes a slice of wheat toast, crusts removed, smothered with cranberry-orange relish and topped with turkey.  Drizzle with gravy, add a few slices of smoked gouda (leftover from my cheese plate) and pop in the toaster oven on broil for a few minutes until the cheese gets nice and bubbly.  Top with a couple slices of bacon, a sprinkle of paprika and Italian parsley and enjoy those sweet and savory  leftovers! 

Carolina BBQ Burgers

July 31, 2011

I stumbled upon this recipe while flipping through my cooking magazines and found this one in WeightWatchers Mag.  I lowered the points {from 9/per burger to 7/per burger} by using ground turkey instead of ground beef and made five patties, instead of four.  The end result was a {healthy} juicy burger that I served with Homemade Sweet Potato Fries. 

Caroline BBQ Turkey Burger w/ Sweet Potato Fries

Carolina BBQ Turkey Burger w/ Sweet Potato Fries and Sriracha Mayo

Carolina BBQ Turkey Burger

Printable Recipe

  • 3 TBS Ketchup
  • 1 TBS Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1 TBS Mustard
  • 1 TBS Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ¾ TSP Worcestershire Sauce
  • ⅓ TSP Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 LB Ground Turkey
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 5 Whole Wheat Thin Buns
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • Lettuce Leaves, torn
  • Tomato slices

Preheat grill to medium-hig heat. For sauce, mix ketchup through cajun seasoning. Season ground turkey with salt and pepper and form into patties. Place patties on heated grill. Brush the tops generously with BBQ sauce. Flip burgers after about 4 minutes and brush burgers with remaining sauce. Meanwhile, slice red onion, brush with olive oil and toss on grill. Once burgers are done (after about another 4 min.) place on buns and top with grilled onions, lettuce and tomato.