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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Turkey Tuesday – Turkey is not bacon!

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.
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- 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.
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(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.
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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.  :)

3 comments:

  1. I 100% agree with you. I love pork and turkey and in some places they can be used interchangeably; however, bacon is definitely not one of those areas. Bacon is from a pig and that's all there is to it.

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  2. Katie, so great to (virtually) meet you! Thanks for stopping by my blog and I look forward to reading about your adventures. And, I am so with you on the bacon -- but I cook mine outside in the driveway in an electric skillet to keep from stinking my house up for days with bacon smell! (Doesn't everyone cook in their driveway?)

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  3. Haha...we had some bacon with waffles the other night. It was delicious, but I'm so glad it's not an every day thing. ;) Thanks so much for the visit today! :)

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