Posted by Sailorgirlfriend.com on Saturday, December 28, 2013 Under: food
I didn't have to roast a turkey for Thanksgiving because we went to my mother in law's house and my cousin in law's house for 2 Thanksgiving dinners during November. So I decided to roast the turkey at home on Christmas Day.
This year, Christmas is wonderfully quiet because I'm 8 months pregnant and not advised to travel. Plus, my husband has to work overtime so we had 2 great excuses to not have to drive far to see family. I love seeing family but after such a busy Thanksgiving week, this pregnant lady gets a bit overwhelmed with traveling.
While the husband was at work, I started prepping and cooking the turkey around 9am on Christmas morning. The turkey that my husband got was a really small one and I forgot to buy a turkey pan the day before so I decided to improvise and put the little turkey in the crockpot and cooked it for 7 hours on low heat before transferring (without the juices) to a pan to roast for another 1.5 - 2 hours. The turkey turned out great and thank goodness it was a perfect fit in the crock pot. If it was any bigger, I'd be in trouble because I don't know if the grocery stores are open on Christmas Day and I didn't want to leave the house just to get it too.
The turkey turned out juicy and delicious. The best part is, we still had a lot of leftovers to make turkey sandwiches from the turkey breast since it's just the 2 of us eating a turkey. It's 3 days after Christmas and I'm still making and eating turkey sandwiches for lunch. For a pregnant lady who's not allowed to eat deli meat, this is a treat. Since my turkey was cooked by me, I know it's safe to eat. See my pictures below.
Born and raised in San Diego, the publisher is a wife of a Navy veteran and has a passion for sharing knowledge and ideas to help other girlfriends, fiances and wives.
She started this blog when she was still just a girlfriend of her sweet navy sailor. After dating for 1 year and 4 months, the sailor proposed to her and they got married 7 months later. He got out of the military 3 months after they wed, when his contract ended. Her husband served in the navy for 10 years.