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T his linky party is the perfect place to show off your creativity! Share your blog posts, for a chance to be featured next month!     WELCOME to the August 2022  " You're the Star " Blog Hop! Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog: Keep cool during these last few weeks of summer with my delicious 3-Ingredient No Churn Ice Cream ! ___________________________ WELCOME to  HOME feature week of the August 2022  " You're the STAR " blog hop! Meet your HOME week Hosts   This week is HOME feature week Swing by the Home Hosts' Blogs: Bev from Eclectic Red Barn Cindy from Mom, the Lunch Lady Niki from Life as a LEO Wife This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU! There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month.   The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:

Maple Glazed Turkey Breast

A gorgeous roast turkey breast, basted with maple syrup. Perfect for a small Thanksgiving, or any special holiday.

Thanksgiving for us in Canada was last month. Due to the Pandemic, my parents celebrated by themselves and all of us kids celebrated with our social bubbles. Mom made a chicken, but it got me to thinking about those who do not have a large enough family, to roast a turkey for the holidays. I decided to create a turkey recipe, that could feed 2-4 people. I lucked out last week and found a turkey breast for a steal at the local grocery store. 

MONEY SAVING TIP: you should really check your local grocery store, for the discounted meat section. These meats are still perfectly fine, they just need to be sold quickly, before they reach their Expiration date. As long as you cook them the day you buy them, or freeze them immediately; there is nothing wrong with discounted meat. You can find wonderful bargains for up to 40% off the original price. In today's economy, this is a way for my family to enjoy expensive cuts of meats, for less.

For those who prefer turkey to ham, or who even want to make both, this recipe is perfect for a smaller household. Using wonderful maple syrup, this turkey is sweet and savoury all in one. The skin gets all crisp and the glaze adds a wonderful wow factor to the dish; while the turkey is moist and juicy. I decided to roast my turkey breast with sweet potatoes, because I knew the maple syrup would be great with them. I just seasoned them with salt and pepper, thyme and a bit of rosemary. I made a simple gravy with the turkey drippings, adding a few more herbs and spices and it was a spectacular meal. Roasting one turkey breast is a great way to enjoy turkey, for smaller families, or for empty nesters who are now only cooking for two. Make your holidays special this year, with a fabulous recipe, no matter how many people you are celebrating with!

Maple Glazed Turkey Breast

1 turkey breast (ours was about 7 lbs)
1/2 C pure maple syrup
1/2 ground thyme
1/2 tsp rubbed sage
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper

For gravy:
a pinch of nutmeg
1/4 tsp rubbed sage
1/4 tsp ground thyme
1 C chicken stock
1 C water, divided
2 Tbs cornstarch
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Season turkey breast with 1/2 tsp of thyme and sage, salt and pepper. Place into small roasting pan, or large baking dish, with about 1/2 C of water. Bake, 20 minutes per pound, basting with maple syrup every 30 minutes; internal temperature should read 165 degrees F. Let rest 15 minutes, before serving.

For gravy: skim fat from roasting pan drippings and pour into a sauce pot. Add chicken stock, 3/4 C water, 1/4 tsp of sage and thyme and a pinch of nutmeg. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to med-low. Simmer for 5-10 minutes. Combine the cornstarch with remaining 1/4 C of water. Remove gravy from heat and whisk in cornstarch. Return to heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until gravy has reached desired consistency. Check for seasonings, adding salt and pepper if needed. Serve with the turkey.

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  1. Wow, look at the glaze! That skin looks delicious. I'll be trying this one in the future!

    1. Thank you! Who can resist an amazing looking turkey skin? So good!

  2. Oh my goodness I seriously need this now!! Such a great flavor profile for turkey!

    1. Thank you so much! I hope you have a wonderful day :)

  3. This looks amazing! Thank you for sharing. Can't wait for our Thanksgiving next week! I'm visiting from the #anythinggoes linkup. Have a great week!

    1. Thank you so much for stopping in! Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. such an awesome recipe.
    love your tips on finding expensive meet for less price.
    thanks for sharing this awesome post.

    1. Thank you :). It's always exciting when you can save a bit of money!

  5. This sounds delicious! I often buy a turkey breast for our family of 5 just as an alternate dinner option and found that I can usually fit mine in the crock pot for a quick easy meal. But your recipe sounds a bit tastier! Pinned.

  6. Wow. That looks heavenly, I'd love to try this!


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