Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Shriners Hospitals for Children® but all opinions expressed here are mine, and I believe it’s important to share their #FireandBurnPrevention campaign to everyone.
Leftovers are a staple in our household but eating the same thing over and over again can get boring. With the holidays here, leftovers are bound to be in abundance. I have started going through my favorite recipes to find new ways to freshen up those leftovers from Thanksgiving. Using my leftover turkey I remade it into one of my favorite recipes, and the best part is no one needs to know it came from leftovers. My leftover turkey broccoli braid recipe makes a great dish to pass at your next potluck. As you are cooking this wonderful meal though, I’d like to remind you to please do not forget to be burn aware!
It’s easy to get distracted this holiday season, with so much going on and so much to do one simple mistake can cause a fire and burn accident.
Shriners Hospitals for Children Be Burn Aware campaign reminds all of us of simple safety tips that could save lives. They have tips and resources available that we can all check out so we’re sure that our homes and families are safe. You can even test your safety knowledge with a five-minute quiz.
Did you know during the holiday activities can increase the risk of house fires and burns due to more cooking, open flames, and decorations?
Shriners Hospitals for Children recently conducted a survey, and it revealed some habits during the holiday season that could lead to serious injury or even death.
1. Don’t leave lit candles unattended. 27% of U.S. adults surveyed admit to leaving lit candles within reach of children. 2. Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove to keep them out of a child’s reach. 25% of Americans surveyed reported that they don’t take this simple action.
3. When you’re cooking, keep a lid or cookie sheet nearby to put out a potential fire.47% of the people who took the survey skip this simple tip.
4. Water fresh-cut trees daily. 45% of Americans surveyed do not water live Christmas trees every day, even though 70% reported they knew they should. A dry tree can ignite in seconds making this one of the deadliest types of fires!
5. Keep trees away from heat sources like fire places, heaters, and candles.
6. Inspect your lights. Replace any that have kinked or frayed wires.
Shriners Hospitals for Children has been a global leader in pediatric burn treatment for decades. Since the 1960s, Shriners Hospitals for Children has provided critical, surgical and rehabilitative burn care to children, regardless of the families, ability to pay. They are the go-to hospital for complex burn care and has pioneered many lifesaving burn care treatments.
Shriners Hospitals for Children goes beyond the limits of traditional medical care to provide social and emotional support programs that encourage children to reach their dreams. They provide all aspects of treatment, including surgery, rehabilitation and psychological support. They have transformed the lives of over 1.3 million kids and is an international health care system of 22 hospitals throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. All care and services at Shriners Hospitals for Children are provided regardless of the families’ ability to pay.
If you know a child Shriners Hospitals for Children may be able to help, have their parent or guardian call 800-237- 5055. To learn more please head over to Shriners Hospitals for Children.
As you are cooking for your wonderful family this holiday season, please make sure to always keep the little ones out of reach and always have your first aid kit ready in case of an accident.
After Thanksgiving, you are always left with turkey, so what now? Here is one of my favorite recipes that I make with my leftover turkey. It is simple and so good! The kids even love it and its filled with broccoli so win, win!
Happy Sunday everyone! Today I wanted to share with you one of my favorite easy lunches to make for my family! These Ranch Turkey Pinwheels are super easy to make, a hit with everyone in the family, and pretty healthy for you! You only need a few ingredients and about 10 minutes of time to make this tasty lunch, and with school ending soon (only 3 more days for us!) you are going to want some easy lunch ideas for the kids right!?Continue reading
I was scared to cook a turkey. It always looked so hard. I always remembered people looking like they have run a race after cooking this beast. One year, I jumped in and decided I would figure it out. I hope my post how you cook a turkey will help even the newest cook roast a delicious turkey.
1 stick of Butter
Salt and Pepper
Herbs (You can use rosemary) I cheat and use Herbes De Provence (it sounds fancy and tastes great)
1) If your turkey is frozen, you will need to thaw it in the refrigerator DAYS before Thanksgiving. If you have screwed up and didn’t do this, you can put it in cold water to thaw. Make sure you keep changing the water until it is thawed. I hope you didn’t have plans as this will take a while.
2) You will actually need to wash the turkey. Just use water. Do NOT use soap.
3) Pat the turkey dry with paper towels. I can imagine my husband grabbing a dish towel so I am being specific.
4) First things first, take out everything that is in the turkey. It most likely has stuff in there. This stuff will be used in your gravy.
5) Be sure to cut a little piece of skin to allow for room for your hand to go under the skin. Make a little clip up near the neck area and on the bottom.
6) Divide the butter in half and place one half in a measuring cup for later. Cut the second half into thin squares.
7) Place the thin slices of butter under the skin of the turkey.
8) Now place the turkey in a roaster pan.
9) Brush the outside of the turkey with olive oil
10) Sprinkle a little bit of salt and pepper on the outside of the turkey.
11) To finish seasoning the turkey, sprinkle on the herb of your choice. I used Herbes De Provence
12) Place 1 cup of chicken broth at the bottom of your turkey roasting pan
13) If you like, you can place the turkey in a roasting bag. I don’t do this though it does make clean up easier. I just buy a foil roasting pan which can be tossed after the meal.
14) Turn your oven to 400 degrees. Once the oven has reached 400 degrees, place the turkey in the oven with foil over the turkey for 60 minutes.
15) After 60 minutes, turn the temperature down to 325 degree for the remaining cooking time
16) I set my microwave timer to go off every 30 minutes so I can go over and pour the liquid at the bottom of the pan over the turkey. This is called basting.
17) Thirty minutes before the bird should be done, remove the foil.
18) Check the turkey often to see that it reaches 180 degrees. Be sure to do this in the fattest part of the bird.
19) You can crisp the skin by melting the remaining half of the butter and painting it on the skin of the turkey.
20) Once the turkey reaches 180 degrees, turn the oven to BROIL for about 3 minutes while watching carefully to make sure you do not burn the turkey.
21) Place foil lightly over the top and let the turkey rest before serving.
22) Finally, put your perfectly cooked bird on a serving platter. Don’t forget to throw flour on your forehead and pretend this was VERY hard.
• 12-pound turkey: 3 to 4 hours at 325 degrees
• 15-pound turkey: 4 to 4 ½ hours at 325 degrees
• 18-pound turkey: 4 ½ to 5 hours at 325 degrees
• 20-pound turkey: 5 to 6 hours at 325 degrees
I came up with some awesome ways to use leftovers.. Turkey Leftovers
Thanksgiving is only 3 days away! If you are looking for an easy and cute last minute Easy Thanksgiving Craft then I have the perfect craft for you! This year we are hosting Thanksgiving at our home this year and my daughter wanted to do something special for all of our guests and she came up with this craft all by herself! (She is 6). So we headed to the craft store and grabbed the supplies to make Thankful Turkey Hats! Want to check out how easy they are to make?Continue reading
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If you are looking for a great sandwich recipe that is a little different than your plain turkey and cheddar, then you have to try my Turkey and Havarti Cheese with Apple Sandwich recipe featuring ingredients from Aldi’s! Aldi’s offers great fresh ingredients at a wonderful price, and this recipe is only $1.95 a serving! Perfect for a family on a budget right!?Continue reading
With gluten free options suggested, this recipe can be given to many this season. One recipe yields 1 cup Gifts in Jars mix.Continue reading