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Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast

Hey, y’all!

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching – and, of course, that means one thing: turkey. I have heard horror stories my entire life about preparing one; it is perceived to be a stress-inducing, difficult, hated task.

Wrong.

I want to fight that preconceived notion; preparing the turkey can be simple, while still remaining elegant – and I’m so excited to be partnering with my friends at Kroger to tell you how!

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My top tip is to use a turkey breast instead of an entire turkey. They are much easier to cook, to clean, and to handle. You also still get quite a bit of meat out of it; the breast that I picked up was 7 lbs. If you need to do a couple of them, the accompanying recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.

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Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast

Ingredients:

  • 1 Turkey Breast (approximately 7 lbs)
  • 5 lemons, juiced
  • 1/3 c. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp. dry mustard
  • 2 packs Simple Truth Organic Poultry Herb Blend (Rosemary, Sage, Thyme)
  • 3 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 c. white wine (dry)

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 325.
  • Combine lemon juice, olive oil, minced garlic, dry mustard, herbs, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  • Place turkey breast in a roasting pan, skin side up.
  • Evenly distribute the herb mixture on top of the turkey breast, reserving 1/4 of it.
  • Loosen the skin and put the remaining fourth of the herb mixture directly on the meat.
  • Cube the stick of butter and place cubes underneath the skin, directly on the meat.
  • Pour the wine into the bottom of the roasting pan; similarly, line the pan with the squeezed lemons.
  • Bake for approximately 1 hour 40 minutes; you want the internal temperature to be 165 degrees.
  • Remove turkey from oven, cover with foil, and allow to rest for 15-20 minutes.
  • Enjoy!

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Now, y’all – how easy is that? Simplified, yet oh-so-delicious. You can find all of these ingredients, just as I did, at your local Kroger. They are your one-stop shop this holiday season!

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Tell me – do you prepare the turkey for your family? What are some of your family traditions this time of year?

From my roasting pan to yours, I hope y’all have a Happy Thanksgiving!

As always: Happy Eating, Happy Traveling, Happy Living.

Y’all come back now, ya hear?

My best,

JC

FTC: This is a sponsored post; all opinions, however, are my own.

Mark’s Feed Store

Hey, y’all!

I was recently invited to the Highlands location of Mark’s Feed Store to sample their menu; if you know me, you are aware of the fact that I love BBQ and never turn it down! Upon arrival, I was greeted by friendly staff, management, and had great service. They truly made my afternoon special – and for that, I thank them.

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To quote their website, and to give you a little backstory about the business, “In the mid 80’s, after spending 15 years working in the service industry and opening restaurants for other companies, founder and owner Mark Erwin decided it was time to branch out on his own. He brainstormed multiple concepts before deciding that what Louisville needed was a top-notch barbecue restaurant.” From there, Mark’s Feed Store was born.

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Mark’s has grown immensely since the 80’s – namely, to six locations: Middletown (11422 Shelbyville Road, Louisville, KY 40243), Dixie Highway (10316 Dixie Hwy, Louisville, KY 40272), Highlands (1514 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40205), New Albany (3827 Charlestown Road, New Albany, IN 47150), Fern Creek (6501 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40291), and Elizabethtown (4021 N Dixie Highway, Elizabethtown, Ky 42701).

Why has it grown into such a powerhouse of the area? It’s simple: the food — let’s talk about that now (my favorite subject)!

For transparency and for the sake of full disclosure, I do not like wings – at all. However, my mind has been changed. I started off with Mark’s Famous Honeywings. Crispy, sweet, and so much flavor – these were truly the highlight of the meal for me.

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I then moved to the Burgoo & Bar-B-Q section of the menu. I ordered the classic sandwich (accompanied by that delicious bbq sauce) and a cup of Burgoo. To me, burgoo embodies Kentucky comfort food – and their version stood up to my high standards. Very soothing, thick, and flavorful.

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Can you go a BBQ restaurant without trying the ribs? The sauce used was sweet, savory, and just right. Needless to say, I devoured these pretty quickly. Thankfully, I wasn’t being filmed – I’m not sure it would’ve been a good look for me, which means I was doing it correctly.

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One of my favorite things at BBQ restaurants is smoked turkey. Prepared this way, I find it (turkey) to have more flavor, moisture, and appeal. Mark’s served up three thick-cut slices that were simply mouthwatering!

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As if I hadn’t ordered enough, I needed to top it off with dessert. I couldn’t leave without trying the Buttermilk Crunch, which features chunks of Buttermilk Pie topped with ice cream, caramel, and nuts. Need I say more?

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The next time you have a hankerin’ for BBQ or comfort food in the Louisville area, be sure to visit Mark’s at one of their six convenient locations – tell them that I sent ya!

Thank you again, Mark’s Feed Store – Highlands, for a fantastic afternoon.

As always, Happy Eating, Happy Traveling, Happy Living!

Y’all come back now, ya hear?

My best,

JC

FTC: This is a sponsored post. I was compensated, however all opinions are my own.

 

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