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Quick and Easy Turkey Recipe Ideas

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2007-11-13 06:00:07     
Article by Sherry Frewerd

Thanksgiving is coming soon, and most folks will prepare and sit down to a huge traditional turkey day meal. A few days ago my oldest son, now twenty-three, made me stop and think about how necessary all of that food really is. I mean really, do we need to roast a twenty pound bird every year? My son commented on how ridiculous it all can be at times when the true meaning of the holiday is to show gratitude for what we have. Right?

For those among us who aren't interested in cooking a massive dinner, or for those small families who just want to have a 'taste' of the holiday, there is an alternative. Of course you can always just order pizza and let everyone take turns saying what they're thankful for, but there are some die-hard 'Thanksgiving-ites' who, although they don't want all the mess and excess, still would appreciate the 'essence' of the traditional holiday fare. So, what's the compromise in this situation? The following is a quick and easy turkey dinner idea along with easy trimmings that will leave you feeling comfy and grateful, yet not about to pop or anxious about the mess in the kitchen.

Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Turkey and Dressing to Really Be Thankful for

4-6 turkey breast slices
½ c chopped green bell pepper
2 tbsp water
1 - 12 oz jar turkey gravy
1 c chicken broth
3 c dry stuffing mix
1 - 6 oz package dried fruit pieces

Spray large skillet with cooking spray. Add turkey and season as you prefer. Cook 4 minutes or until turkey is golden brown and not pink in center. Turn once and remove from skillet. In same skillet, add bell pepper and water, cook for 2 minutes. Take out ¼ cup of gravy from jar or can and add the remaining gravy and broth to skillet; mix well. Bring to boil and remove skillet from heat. Add the stuffing and fruit pieces and stir until moist. Return your turkey to skillet and add the rest of the gravy. Cover and let stand about 5 minutes before serving.

You can double this entire recipe if you have more folks to serve. Another thought I had about making this even easier for larger groups-give this recipe to a few members of your family and let them prepare and bring their own dish to the occasion. This will travel well in a casserole dish and makes a wonderful Thanksgiving Potluck idea.

What quick and easy trimmings go well with this delicious recipe? How about some dinner rolls, cranberry jelly, butternut squash and green beans? Simple and yummy too. Serve a ready made apple or pumpkin pie with whipped topping and it's a hit all round.

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