A few weeks ago, we purchased 20 pounds of organic Gala apples from Azure Standard. We ate half of them fresh, and stored the rest down in the basement pantry along with a dozen extra pumpkins from our garden (our best pumpkin crop ever)! This morning my husband brought the apples upstairs because he noticed that a couple of them were getting soft, so in order to use them all up before they spoiled, I spent the morning making applesauce, and an apple crisp for dessert tonight.
For supper, I have a seasoned turkey roast (also known as turkey London broil) in the slow cooker, along with some sweet potatoes.
The meat counter at my favorite grocery store sells these pre-seasoned, and they were on sale when I was there last weekend. This is a great time to serve more turkey meals, because turkey is inexpensive this time of year. On Saturday, I bought 4 frozen, Honeysuckle White whole turkey breasts, on sale for $1.69/pound, plus I earned around $6 back because the store was having a special promotion. They gave each customer a paper bag, and any frozen items you could fit into it were an additional 10% off – even if they were already on sale.
I’ll serve the turkey and sweet potatoes with a side of harvest rice, which is a combination of wild and brown rice, cooked in chicken broth and a little butter, with toasted almonds and dried cranberries. I also have some fragrant herb bread dough in the bread machine.
Now I just have to do all the clean-up (urgh). I’ve always enjoyed cooking, but I’ve never, ever enjoyed doing dishes. And I have a dishwasher even! I’m so spoiled.
What’s happening in your kitchen today?