Menu Plan Monday & Crock Pot Turkey Breast Recipe

The holidays are here! Wow! I was looking through my Recipe Index at the top of my home page, and shared some holiday recipes last week. One recipe I didn’t share was this one.  If you don’t need a big turkey and/or you’re in a huge time crunch, this slow cooker recipe is great:

Crock Pot Turkey Breast:

  • 3-pound turkey breast roast
  • Can of chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (or minced garlic)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of minced onion flakes (or onion slices)
  • Optional:  your favorite herbs can be added such as fresh rosemary in place of the garlic

Cooking the turkey breast in the crock pot makes it so moist and tender, and I think maybe it’s the best we’ve ever had. And the great thing is that it’s so easy.
Also, here’s a recipe for Thyme-Roasted Turkey Breast if you have a bone-in whole turkey breast to cook in the oven.
Monday:  Salmon patties, broccoli, carrot sticks

Tuesday:  Leftover salmon patties and veggies

Wednesday:  Barbeque sandwiches

Thursday:  Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and all the fixings

Friday: Leftovers


Menu Plan Monday 12/27/10

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas weekend with family and friends. We had a wonderful time with our son who is home from college and my 89 year old mother-in-law. (My husband is the baby of the family.) I did something different this year by buying a 3-pound turkey breast roast and cooking it in the crock pot with a can of chicken broth, a little butter, a little EVOO, about 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, and about 1/4 teaspoon of minced onion flakes. It was so moist and tender, and I think maybe the best we’ve ever had. And it was sooo easy. Much, much easier than doing the whole turkey. Have any of you ever cooked a turkey breast roast before? What do you think about it?

Here’s our menu of the week. Notice the Mexican food twice – my husband and our son both have colds, and spicy food tastes so good to them!

MONDAY: Beef Enchiladas & black beans

TUESDAY: Left-over turkey & dressing, frozen veggies

WEDNESDAY: Chicken Tortilla Soup (with a can of red kidney beans added)

THURSDAY: Fast food (we’re busy that day)