Summer Thanksgiving Dinner

When you think of Thanksgiving, most people don’t think of summer.  Well this week, I made a summery version of a Thanksgiving dinner…and it was all gluten free.  This weekend, we went shopping at Costco and bought a turkey breast, asparagus, and corn on the cob.  I was really impressed that the asparagus from Costco was from New Jersey and said local on the outside of the bag.  I love buying fruits and vegetables there.  They are some of the freshest produce I have ever bought.  Here’s  a look at some of what we got. 

The turkey comes almost cooked all the way.  You have to put it in a pan covered in the oven for one hour.  Due to the fact that we like more well done meat, we took the cover off the turkey and cooked it for another 10 minutes.  You will not have to season the turkey.  Here’s the turkey after it was done cooking.  You will probably see a lot of asparagus because it is one of the easiest vegetables to cook in my opinion.  You don’t need a knife and they don’t take too long to cook in the oven.  For these asparagus I sprayed a pan and added the asparagus with the juice of 1/2 a lemon, pepper, and garlic powder.  After cooking for about 15 minutes or so at 350, I added the other half of the lemon along with more pepper, garlic, and a little salt.  Then for the corn, I simply cooked it in boiling water for about 15 minutes on top of the stove.  This was some of the sweetest corn I have ever eaten.  Along with this meal, we served cranberry sauce.  Unfortunately, I didn’t make cranberry sauce this time, but if you want to make it from scratch, here’s a recipeThe great thing about this turkey dinner is that it wasn’t heavy like the typical Thanksgiving meal.


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