I've got a turkey br-ast cooking in the slow cooker for dinner. What about you?

United States
August 17, 2008 2:13pm CST
I've got a turkey br-ast simmering right now in the slow cooker for dinner. It's one of our favorite simple dinner entrees. Here's how to make it:Place frozen or thawed boneless or bone-in turkey br-ast into a slow cooker that has been sprayed with nonstick spray. Season with dried thyme, salt and pepper. Pour 1 cup of orange juice in. Drop a bay leaf or 2 in the orange juice. If the turkey br-ast is frozen, cook on high for a couple of hours before turning to low for another 5 or 6 hours. If turkey br-ast is thawed, cook on low 7 or 8 hours. I usually do baked potatoes in the microwave to have with this and another couple of vegetables. Today, I think I'm gonna do a baked, stuffed buttercup squash and maybe some fresh corn. What are you gonna have for dinner?
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@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
17 Aug 08
My husband is going to be grilling hamburgers. They will have buns and all that and I'll have just the patty and some veges. It's a good meal all in all. I like burgers grilled better than any other way.
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• United States
17 Aug 08
I love grilled hamburgers, too! I usually grill mine on the George Foreman grill inside as we cannot bear the thought of standing outside in this Florida heat trying to cook over a hot grill. It's always a great idea to fill up on the vegetables. At least, that's what I try to do. Hope you enjoy your dinner, sunnflr.
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@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
17 Aug 08
We wait until evening to grill outside. We couldn't do it during the middle of the day either. It's actually coolor in Florida than here...or was every time we've went anyway. Y'all have breezes that we don't.
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• United States
17 Aug 08
Oh gosh, I can't imagine trying to cook outdoors in this heat or in a place where it's even hotter yet! I guess if you are right on the water, you might feel some gentle breezes. We haven't owned a grill for the last 5 years, since we moved here. Every year on July 4th for the first 3 years, we borrowed my sister's grill and had a swim party and grilled out. 2 years ago on the 4th of July, I felt so bad for my poor husband out in that full sun trying to manage cooking all that meat over that horribly hot grill. He looked like he was gonna keel over. I vowed we'd never do it again. And we haven't. I either prepare the entree indoors in the kitchen, or order it from somewhere already prepared. But I'm glad there are people out there who still enjoy grilling. Take care.
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• United States
17 Aug 08
I have no idea what I am in the mood to have for dinner. I have been alike this a lot lately. So i need some suggestions to help me to get in the mood for something. Maybe chicken nuggets...*Sigh*
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• United States
17 Aug 08
hello LouiseKnittel. I get in those moods where I don't know what I want to cook or eat. I usually browse a cookbook or two to inspire me. When I really want to go with quick and simple, I do Shake n Bake chicken and cook up a bag of beans and rice with a salad. Good luck.
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• United States
17 Aug 08
It all sounds good. Can I just come to dinner! I will help with the dishes LOL.. Just kidding
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• United States
17 Aug 08
Sure. I've just invited ellie333 from across the pond (she's in England and I'm in U.S.), so you might as well come, too. Plus, I'm always trying to find somebody to do the clean-up and my husband won't go for it. Take care.
@ellie333 (21029)
17 Aug 08
Hi PearlGrace, sounds delicious, can I come for dinner. I really didn't have much of an appetite today so didn't bother with cooking a proper meal and had a cheese and ham toasted sandwich. I done my son meatballs and some potato and veg, he loves em and I don't really like at all. Enjoy your dinner. Huggles. Ellie :D
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• United States
17 Aug 08
Hey ellie333. Toasted sandwiches are delicious. I love those! I actually like them just with cheese and without the ham. But, I always enjoy a toasted sandwich. Sounds like you made sure your son had something he likes too. That's nice. Hope your weekend was the best ever. Yes, we're looking forward to that turkey! Take care.
• United States
17 Aug 08
Just a P.S., ellie333. Of course, if you ever make it over the pond, you can certainly come for dinner!
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@ellie333 (21029)
17 Aug 08
Ah bless, thank you. Ellie :D
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
17 Aug 08
I haven't thought about what I am going to have yet! LOL.....when I do a turkey bre*st...I put it in the slow cooker with a can of chicken broth....let it cook all day and when it's nice and tender I melt a small package of velveeta cheese in it. Yours definately sounds good and I'll have to try that some day! Oh and I love buttercup squash....so guess I'll have to come down there for dinner.....what time will it be ready? LOL
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
17 Aug 08
I'll have to reschedule dinner...it takes me two hours to get to the airport! LOL..and I know about the mylot thing. Sometimes it tells me to change the wording too and I don't even know what it was I had typed that would be considered off colored or whatever! LOL....
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
19 Aug 08
Wow Pearl, that sounds soooooo good. I am sitting here trying to think of what I'm going to have for my dinner and the choices are not very good. I usually cook extra on the weekend, but this weekend I was kind of lazy and made just enough for the meals. So no leftovers! So it's between a peanutbutter or egg salad sandwich or just a salad! Yes, really exciting! Serves me right for being lazy. I never bought a slow cooker. I keep reading recipes for them and my neighbor loves hers. I don't know. Is it good for lazy people? I do like to cook, it's just lately I'm not motivated. I will be soon when it gets colder. Anyway, that turkey really sounds incredible. There's no excuse for me not to pop something in the oven. Shame on me! Enjoy your meal!
• United States
19 Aug 08
Hi Opal26. You really ought to get a slow cooker. They aren't that expensive and you may even be able to find one at a consignment shop that's got the book and everything with it. I think they would be good for people who don't feel like cooking. Because you get it all ready and going in the morning when you've got some energy. Then, later on, all you have to do is zap a potato in the microwave and zap some frozen veggies or fix a salad and you've got a meal. The turkey recipe is just so simple to get going. And it makes moist and delicious turkey. You'd have enough left over for a few meals but not so much that you'd get sick of it. Plus, it makes great cold sandwiches too. I know what you mean about not feeling like cooking. I love to cook but there are just days that I don't feel up to it. Hey, do you have a toaster oven? I've got one and I just love that little thing. When my husband's gone, I cook a fillet of fresh salmon in there in about 20 minutes and it just melts in your mouth. That, plus a microwaved potato and some veggies, and you've got a really good and quick meal. I also use my George Foreman grill. Anything can be cooked on that: burgers, chicken br-ast, sausage (I'm not big on those), I even split a whole zucchini lengthwise, brush a little olive oil on it, with salt and pepper, and cook it on there for about 7 or 8 minutes. It is just delicious that way. Or, you can fix half the zucchini and a piece of chicken or burger at the same time. They will both be done in about 7 minutes. Okay, I'm going on and on. I hope I've given you some quick ideas. Take care, Opal.
@Bluepatch (2480)
• Trinidad And Tobago
18 Aug 08
What about this for dinner ? Toast with butter or margarine plus a scrambled egg with slices of cheese and black pepper all cooked up in peanut oil ? I've had that these past three days and its delicious.
• United States
18 Aug 08
Hi Bluepatch. That sounds like a very tasty dinner. I love toast and egg and cheese. I fix bacon and eggs for dinner sometimes and we enjoy that. Thanks for sharing what you had for dinner, Bluepatch. Take care.
@ngaspero (851)
• Italy
18 Aug 08
I'll make a tomatoes-thunfish-basil salad whith oliv-oil and balsamic-vinegar dressing...with a baked frish french baguette als bread.. Nun
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• United States
18 Aug 08
Hello ngaspero. Your salad sounds good. I love tomatoes and balsamic vinegar!! This myLot discussion has been so fascinating, as many have shared, from all over the world, what they are eating for dinner. Thank you, ngaspero, for telling me about your tomatoes, fish, and basil salad. Do take care.
• Philippines
18 Aug 08
We're having a platter of spaghetti tonight and that's it. Plus bananas, nothing more...
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• United States
18 Aug 08
Your spaghetti sounds great. I love that, also. And it's so nice to have fresh bananas. I am sure this was a wonderful meal. Thank you for responding, jaypeemanuel. Do take care.
• United States
18 Aug 08
We are having Chicken and Rice tonight. Boil the chicken. Remove the chicken and add the rice. De-bone the chicken and add it back to the rice. Season to taste.
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• United States
18 Aug 08
Your Chicken and Rice suppers sounds very tasty. Plus that is a great meal to have leftovers also. Thank you so much for sharing about your delicious dinner. Take care.
@snowy22315 (51121)
• United States
18 Aug 08
That sounds pretty good actually. We had a chicken that we bought at Costco already pre made. We also had some fresh corn on the cob that I bought at a farmers market, and had some homemade peach cobbler to top it all off. My husband is diabetic though, he had sugar free butterpecan ice cream for his dessert.
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• United States
18 Aug 08
Hello snowy22315. We do not have a Costco but I wish we did. I've just been in a Costco for the first time last weekend as we went to Palm Beach. I decided to go in and check one out. It sort of reminds me of our Sam's Clubs where we live. Anyhoo, the pre-made chicken sounds like a fantastic meal with the fresh corn and peach cobbler. Thanks for sharing this wonderful meal, snowy.
@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Oooh that sounds good! I was planning to put ribs in my crockpot but the problem was I forgot that I was going to go to the store early in the morning to BUY the ribs. They are on sale for 99 cents a lb so I figured I'd stock up. I'll probably be making the ribs tomorrow instead. I cut them in pieces - just small enough to fit into my crockpot, so usually there's 3 large sections. I slice up an onion and add that, a bottle of mesquite/lime marinade, a bottle of spicy bbq sauce, about a cup of water, garlic salt and pepper, and a generous drizzle of honey. Then I simmer them on low all day for about 8 hours. Shortly before I'm ready to transfer them, I preheat the oven, transfer them to a large foil pain, pour a fresh bottle of bbq sauce over them and re-pepper, then I bake them for about 30-40 min in the oven to finish. They are falling-off-the-bone tender and spicy sweet, and we love em. Very easy too, only the crockpot to soak and the foil pan can be tossed after dinner.
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• United States
17 Aug 08
Hi mommyboo. These ribs sound savory good! I'm gonna copy, paste, and print this out so I'll have the recipe. I tell you, my husband has a fit every time I make ribs, he loves them so much. These sound well-seasoned, too, which we would both like. I wonder if you start with about 6 lbs. of ribs for this recipe, mommyboo. The recipe I make calls for 6 lbs. The bones usually weigh quite a bit. I'm just trying to figure out how many to buy. You are a peach for sending this recipe along. Thank you so much! I was gonna say that I can't believe you forgot to go buy the ribs, but that would be lying as I have done that sort of thing myself! Take care.
@kimbers867 (2540)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Thanks for sharing It sounds really good. The only thing is I love the skin! I know, I know it's so fattening but it is so good! For dinner tonight we are having leftover hotdogs and steamed crabs. DH tried a new crabbing spot today and didn't do to well. That's okay, I can use a weekend without having to pick a ton of crabs. So friends are coming over. They have two boys and their dad went out with Bob this morning. So it should be a fun evening.
• United States
17 Aug 08
hey kimbers867. Well, I think the skin is still on the turkey br-ast that's in the slow cooker. Yes, it is quite tasty, isn't it? I think hotdogs and steamed crabs sound so good. I don't think I've ever cooked a crab before. And my husband loves crab. I usually buy it already prepared when I'm making a recipe that calls for it. Is it hard to do? Sounds like you will very much enjoy your friends coming to visit this evening. Lovely.
• United States
17 Aug 08
That sounds delicious. I still haven't figured out dinner. I have some ideas-- maybe rotini with eggplant. I did just pick up some fresh veggies today after church.
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• United States
17 Aug 08
Hello. I do not often cook with eggplant but it is quite good. I bet it's delicious with rotini. Don't you just love getting fresh vegetables? I get so excited when I go to a Farmers Market and find some great prices on some lovely produce. Thank you for sharing.
@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Ummmm, your dinner sounds really good. Well, I am roasting a whole stuffed chicken in my turbo cooker, this will be my first time trying this. I was thinking about using the slow cooker, but I decided to do it this way. I am also going to have yellow rice, and green beans. Probably an ice cream cone later.
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• United States
17 Aug 08
Greetings sudalunts. Hmm, I think your dinner is now sounding better than mine!! I am unfamiliar with a turbo cooker, please tell me about it. The yellow rice and green beans sound like the perfect compliment to a stuffed chicken. And an ice cream cone, too? Wow, that all sounds just delicious. Thanks so much for sharing. And, I hope you enjoy your dinner.