Sunday, April 3, 2011

Turkey, Mash Potatoes and Tradition

For many years we would fix turkey for Sunday Conference, the married kids could come over and have turkey and all the trimmings with us and the children that were at home.
This year it is different. Four of our children live out of state.  Russ and Family are on their way to a cruise, and our son in law, Carl, is recuperating from surgery.  So Rlynn and I are by ourselves for our Turkey tradition.
We decided we would fix our turkey fixins on Saturday and then piece with sandwiches, I made my good whole wheat roll recipe, and leftovers on Sunday.
On Friday or Saturday night
Put a frozen turkey breast in a crock pot, you don't have to season it just take the cover off and plop in the crock pot and put on low.  This year we used a turkey roast with white and brown meat.  It was moist and so good. About 4 o'clock in the morning the aroma of the turkey comes drifting into your bedroom and the smell wants you to get up and have turkey.
Mashed Potatoes:
Rlynn peeled and cut up about 10 potatoes.
Put the potatoes in the pressure cooker with 1/2 cup water and 1 tsp. salt.  Pressure for 8 minutes, natural release.  They are ready to mash.  We did enough so we could have more turkey, gravey, and mashed potatoes today.
We love corn on the cob, oh so easy in the Pressure cooker, Corn, 1/2 cup water, pressure for 6 minutes and release or let it go down naturally.  Your guide that came with your pressure cooker will tell you the times to pressure cook the vegetables.  We like yams, squash, green beans, potatoes, carrots, and corn.  I tried broccoli, but I thought it made the broccoli too soft.
Here's a great carrot recipe I made last Sunday when Russ and Kari and Family came down to Sunday dinner.
Sweet Mace Carrots:
Cut in circles about 10 carrots. ( I don't know I'm just guessing, Rlynn had just dug up our carrots from the garden and we had a gallon sack full in the fridge, to use up). Add 1/2 cup water pressure for 3 minutes, natural release or release.  Put the pan onto brown, add 1/4 cup butter, sugar and mace to taste, experiment with the sugar and mace. Continue cooking until the butter is melted and sugar is dissolved and the carrots are hot and covered with the sauce. They were so good.

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