Turkey Three Ways – Cupboard Challenge

When we moved, we knew money was going to be tight 1) because the hardworking husband is now a hardworking student (paycheck not included) and 2) because rent in New England is no joke (well actually, the joke’s what you get for your money.  Our lovely rental by the river excluded). 

So as much as we hated to admit it we knew we would have to REALLY scale back on one of the things we love the most – dining out and doing it big.  Wah wah waahhh…

On the flip side however, this change has opened our eyes to something we have missed for years.  The simple pleasure in planning meals together, taking time out to cook together, and best of all finally getting creative together. 

What we figured out? We’re pretty freakin’ good at stretching our grocery dollar.  Only downside uncovered – it does get tricky trying to stay local and on budget. But, the challenge continues (and ideas are most welcome!).

In the meantime, here’s a sampling of last week’s menu incorporating our hot buy of the week, ground turkey. Bet you can’t guess the rookie’s plate up (aka mine)…

Roasted Jalepeno and Onion Turkey Burgers With Sprouts, Spring Lettuces, Avocado and Cilantro Garlic Aioli

Roasted Jalapeno and Onion Turkey Burgers With Sprouts, Spring Lettuces, Avocado and Cilantro Garlic Aioli

 
Brown Sugar Glazed Turkey Meatloaf with Brown Butter Gnochi, Fiddleheads, and a Spinach Salad with Fresh Cheese Curds, Bacon and Blueberry Vinagarette

Brown Sugar Glazed Turkey Meatloaf with Brown Butter Gnocchi, Fiddleheads, and a Spinach Salad with Fresh Cheese Curds, Bacon and Blueberry Vinaigrette

Garlic, Onion, Sage and Rosemary Turkey Meatballs with Homeade Classic Marinara Sauce, Fried Hartwell Polenta Over Sauteed Spinach and Cremini Mushrooms
Garlic, Onion, Sage and Rosemary Turkey Meatballs with Homemade Classic Marinara Sauce, Fried Hartwell Polenta Over Sautéed Spinach and Cremini Mushrooms
Until we eat again,
A & H
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2 responses

  1. OH MY GOD all of the dishes look FANTASTIC!!! Let Uncle Harri know that the Smith Fam would love some new Vegetarian inspired dishes!! We are getting tired of eating cheese pizza and black bean burgers!
    xoxoxox
    Brooke

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