Turkey is good for a lot of things, and definitely more than just a once a year meal at Thanksgiving! But there are some things for which turkey is just NOT a good substitute. Turkey is not -
- bacon. If you love bacon, don’t bother trying turkey bacon. blech. It’s like cardboard.
I found this when I was looking for images of turkey bacon. Click the picture for a link to the website.
- a good gravy starter, from what I hear. Especially for biscuits and gravy. Turkey sausage is DELICIOUS, but there’s really not enough fat to make gravy from it.
(Image from Taste of Home.)
- a meatloaf. Plain old, ground turkey is too dry for something like meatloaf. You have to add some fat, with ground beef, cheese, or something else. But it’s great in a saucy meal, like Sloppy Joes, tacos, or chili.
So there. That was probably the most anti-turkey post you’ll ever see from me. But as I was enjoying my greasy, fatty, regular bacon last night for supper, and thinking about how much better the turkey bacon would be for me, I felt compelled to write this.
And I truly did enjoy that bacon, because today I’m back on a diet. And turkey will once again help me lose a few pounds. :)