Monday, March 17, 2014

Roast Turkey on a No-Power Sunday

Our power cut out in the wee hours of Sunday morning, and we were told that we would be without power until 6 or 7 in the evening. Wonderful. At that moment, I regretted sleeping most of Saturday instead of being productive.

Fortunately for us, when the power cuts out, we still have running water. In addition to that, our stove and oven run on gas, so we weren't completely screwed.

We bought a whole turkey at the supermarket the day before and had already decided that we were going to cook it on Sunday. Thankfully the power outage didn't foil our plans. I had been waiting for a turkey dinner for AGES.

We roasted the turkey with all kinds of spices: Salt, black pepper, oregano, paprika, and Shichimi Togarashi (Seven Spice) Spice Blend from Savory Spice Shop in Princeton (I have never been, but Tomas has said it's amazing.) We also glazed the turkey with some honey. At first I was weary about mixing the honey with the spices, but after eating it, I have to say that was a good call on Tomas' part.

Master Turkey Chef

For our side, we made some roasted asparagus and cherry tomatoes (really great combination) as well as some baked sweet potatoes. I roasted the asparagus and cherry tomatoes with some salt, pepper and olive oil and before eating squeezed some lemon juice over top. I couldn't get enough. As for the baked sweet potatoes, we ate them with some cream cheese and fresh chives from our balcony garden.

The meal was HEAVENLY, and it's not over yet. We've got leftovers to last us a few more days!

So, now I need your help.....
Anyone have any noteworthy turkey-leftover recipes???

Please share them in the comments section below!


  1. My dad likes to make turkey-and-mashed potato pancakes--they are pretty good!!

  2. Ooooh that sounds good!! Thanks Leigh! Do you eat them with any special sauce?


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