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PostHeaderIcon Recipe: Turkey Bacon Wrapped Chicken

I was shocked to find out that so many people I know have switched from pork bacon to turkey bacon. I am without a doubt a huge bacon lover so even getting myself to try it was a big ordeal. You can of course taste the difference but it’s really not bad! The boys have actually come to like it too. What I like about it most is knowing there is not all that grease in the pan when it’s done cooking. I know, I know, that’s the best part right?

I am certain this is not an original idea but it was one of those, open the fridge, look in and grab, dinner moments. Really simple and really delicious. I am a big fan of Applegate Naturals bacon for a number of reasons.

It is all natural, no antibiotics used, gluten free, casein free, not preserved, minimally processed, no artificial ingredients and a lot more. I purchase mine at Kroger so there is a very good chance you can find this at your local grocery store. Applegate isn’t just limited to bacon either. They make a wide variety of products from hot dogs to lunch meats! read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Arby’s New Grand Turkey Club is #Craveability

A lot of people only make turkey at Thanksgiving time. Personally, I am a huge turkey fan and I make it several times through out the year. However, now that Autumn is upon us, the leaves are changing and the temperature is getting chilly, it’s the perfect time to turn on the over and roast a turkey! Now I know that not everyone is into spending all day roasting a turkey, and Arby’s does too! They have just introduced the delicious hot Grand Turkey Club! They are “slicing up freshness” with the new Grand Turkey Club.  This is more than just a sandwich. The new Grand Turkey Club has true “craveability!”

Aside from cooking, I love this season because it’s time for walks through the park with the boys, leaf gathering, pumpkin painting and cookies! After making a yummy turkey, I love all of the left overs! Turkey sandwiches, soup… mmm! In an effort to try to eat healthier lately, we eat a lot of turkey sandwiches. Definitely one of my favorites.  Tonight we had the chance to hit Arby’s and give their new Grand Turkey Club a try. What could be better than Turkey, Swiss and Bacon? Ummm Not much! Okay maybe like 500 more strips of bacon but that’s about it.

How delicious does that look? The Grand Turkey Club doesn’t have a bit of beef (yea!) and features a toasted Harvest Wheat bun filled with moist sliced roast turkey, melted Swiss cheese, pepper bacon, leaf lettuce, tomato, and mayo. Hold the Tomato please! I was happy that the bacon was not over cooked. I really am not a crispy bacon fan and sometimes fast food sandwiches have rock hard bacon on them. Yuck!

About Arby’s:

Arby’s is the place for people hungering for a unique, better tasting alternative to traditional fast food. It’s the favorite place for people who crave something different and better. Serving one-of-a-kind menu items, Arby’s is well known for slow-roasted and freshly sliced roast beef sandwiches and famous Market Fresh® sandwiches, wraps and salads and served with the convenience of a drive-thru.

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PostHeaderIcon Turkey Tips for Thanksgiving Food Safety (Giveaway)

To help better educate consumers and prevent incidences of holiday food poisoning, NSF International has put together a list of nine tips to making a safe meal this year.

Turkey Tips

1. Don’t let uncooked turkey sit at room temperature. Shop for a turkey last and get it home and refrigerated promptly. Bag the turkey separately and place it below other food in the refrigerator.

2. Don’t attempt to thaw a frozen turkey quickly by leaving it sit overnight on a kitchen counter. Use one of the following methods:
Option I – Place a covered turkey in a shallow pan on the lowest shelf of the refrigerator.
Option II – Completely submerge the turkey under a stream of cold (70°F) running water.

3. Never place the turkey directly on the counter; keep it on a platter or in a roaster. Clean and sanitize the counter and utensils after handling raw turkey.

4. Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly after handling raw turkey, using plenty of warm water and soap.

5. Use a thermometer to check for doneness, even if the turkey has a pop-up timer. It is best to check that the turkey has reached 165°F in multiple spots, including the thickest part of the thigh to ensure doneness.

6. If the bird is stuffed, also check the temperature of stuffing to ensure it, too, has reached 165 °F.

7. Wait to stuff the turkey until right before putting it in the oven.  For those wanting to prepare stuffing ahead of time, the USDA recommends preparing separate dishes with the wet and dry ingredients and keeping them refrigerated, then mixing the ingredients together just before stuffing the turkey.  As a reminder the stuffing should be cooked until it reaches at least 165° F at the center.

8. Once the temperature has reached 165 °F throughout the turkey, it should stand for at least 15-20 minutes before carving.

9. Refrigerate any leftovers immediately. Large portions should be separated into smaller containers and covered loosely to speed cooling.

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