Turkey breasts. Such a great way to eat fresh turkey. I highly recommend a whole turkey breast for those of you who are somewhat frightened at the thought of an entire turkey – and I know there are many of you out there.
Turkey breasts come in a wrapping, you open it up, do whatever it is you want to do it (in our case, we brined it), and you cook it – for a MUCH shorter amount of time than a whole turkey. Then you have these wonderful slices of juicy smoked turkey breast. It’s at least 10 times better than the best deli turkey you’ve ever had. No kidding.
And I must be honest with you – I had never made cranberry sauce. I actually like the jellied cranberries, so I have never thought to mess with something I like. I wanted to do something different, in honor of Thanksgiving and all the fun recipes everyone loves, so I gave it a try. And…..
It. Was. Delicious.
At first, I thought it was kind of bland and I wanted to add more…stuff. But I held myself back, tried it with turkey, and sure enough – it didn’t need anything! The cranberries really complimented the turkey – just like the jellied cranberries do – except way better. Any time I can MAKE something, instead of buying it canned, I do. And in this case, you can really tell a difference, so you should make this as well. And when I say it’s easy, I mean, it’s CRAZY easy. Really. Very little work involved.
Mmmmm…that picture makes me hungry. Deliciously juicy smoked turkey breast, topped with homemade cranberry sauce, a veggie side, maybe a roll and of course a glass of wine…perfection.