Thursday, December 3, 2009

Turkey, Orange Squash and Green Beans with Onions & Peppers




This was a fantastic meal. I totally didn't miss the potatoes or stuffing. I did add about a tablespoon of gravy to the turkey after I took the picture for a little more moisture. I'm just loving squash this year! This has just a hint of the orange flavor, it's not overpowerful, in fact, I might just add a bit more orange next time. I put a bit too much seasoning on the beans but I scaled it down in the recipe below. They were still delicious, the flavors were a perfect complement with the turkey.

I don't
make turkey too often but I couldn't resist the fantastic deals they have on turkey this time of year. This was a 19 lb. turkey for about $7. Nice. I'm going to get about 10 meals out of this guy. After this meal, peeled off most of the meat and cut it into 2 cup portions and froze them for future meals. Then I threw the bones, a couple of tablespoons of balsamic vinegar, and an onion into the crock pot and made a delicious turkey broth for soup the next day.

Orange Squash
1 medium squash, 1 1/2 lbs.
2/3 cup water
3 tbsp. orange juice concentrate
1/2 tsp. ginger
Peel, seed and quarter squash. Cut into 1/2 in. pieces. In large saucepan, add squash, water, orange juice and ginger. Simmer about 20 minutes until squash is tender, stirring often to combine flavors.
Total calories = 350
3 servings = 117




Green Beans with Onions & Peppers

1 bag (12 oz) frozen whole green beans, steamfresh
1 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tsp. honey dijon mustard
1/2 tsp. dried basil + 1/4 tsp. dried thyme
1/4 onion, sliced
1 medium red pepper and yellow pepper, cut into strips
1/4 tsp. each salt & pepper

Cook green beans in microwave as directed on package. In small bowl, mix lemon juice, mustard, basil and thyme. Set aside. Add cooking spray to skillet, add bell peppers and onion, cook 6 – 8 minutes, until tender. Add green beans, lemon mixture to peppers, toss to coat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook 2 – 3 minutes.


Total calories for green beans= 240 calories
3 servings = 80 calories6 oz. turkey breast + orange squash + green beans = 437 calorie dinner
Calories calculated from Calorieking.com, some numbers are rounded and approximate.

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