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Gayle’s Low Fat Sausage Gravy

A friend had a cardiac incident and mentioned my recipes were mostly not allowed on his new diet. I really felt for him but have cooked for various restrictions and realize you can make good food that is low fat. What is something you think you might never have again on a low fat diet? Sausage Gravy? Wrong. Here is a tasty low fat version. Continue reading Gayle’s Low Fat Sausage Gravy

Turkey Carcass Soup

If you are of a certain age, you know you don’t throw food out. You lived through times when food was scarce. Those of us who were fortunate and didn’t live through those times should learn from them. First, there is too much waste and we need to address that. Second, many things we throw out make great food! That carcass that is left over after you carve your turkey is a prime example. Continue reading Turkey Carcass Soup

Butterball Boneless Stuffed Turkey Breast

Butterball Stuffed Turkey Breast at oldfatguy.ca

Ok, I know I rail against fast and convenience food. However, there is a time and place for everything. This Christmas dinner we were already making rolls from scratch, Christmas pudding, salads, roast potatoes, gravy and dessert sauce. Also, there was only going to be four for dinner. I decided to give myself a break and try a Butterball Boneless Stuffed Turkey Breast. Continue reading Butterball Boneless Stuffed Turkey Breast

Turkey Noodle Soup

Turkey Noodle Soup at oldfatguy.ca

OK, you have eaten Thanksgiving dinner. You are so full that buttons are threatening to fire across the room. All you want to do is sit and visit with your family. Hold on. There is one more thing to do. You just don’t want to let that turkey carcass and bones to go to waist. If you cover it with water and let it boil for a couple of hours, you can have the best Turkey soup! Continue reading Turkey Noodle Soup

Winner, Winner, Smoked Turkey Dinner

We had a birthday this month. I took the opportunity to smoke my first turkey dinner. I posted my efforts in Smoking Meat Forums. The link is:

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/151748/first-smoked-turkey-for-a-birthday

Smoking a turkey was a fun project. It is definitely a different way to prepare the bird and took longer. However, it is nice to have a different way to prepare it.

The Verdict

The turkey came out moister than regular roasting and the skin was wonderful. I really liked the texture and taste of the turkey. I tried an experiment using some of the rendered fat to make a roux for the gravy. It had a nice smoky flavour but She Who Must Be Obeyed prefers regular gravy. The problem with that is that there are way less drippings so any gravy would have to be made from stock.

In total, smoking makes a great turkey but not as nice a gravy as regular roasting.

I will likely use this method in the summer to avoid heating the house up.

I suggest you give it a try if you have a smoker!

The Old Fat Guy