If you ever find yourself standing in my kitchen as I happen to open my freezer, you might comment on what you see. Then you might ask why I have so much food. My answer would be “why not?” I think of my freezer as a friend that contains all the good stuff that I need in order to create new dishes then store my leftovers.
I must admit that I love to have access to my favorite foods, day or night. But before I continue my tale of a stuffed freezer, let me share what happened to me a few weeks ago.
One evening as I leaned against my kitchen sink, I felt a little dizzy and short of breath, so I sat down. Why did I feel so lousy? After a visit to my local hospital, it turned out that my body was lacking food. I thought to myself, "OMG! I am a person who eats all day long, how could this happen?" So I thought of a way to solve this. I now wanted to create food that was loaded with all kinds of super nutritional ingredients to fuel my body.
I had an "a-ha!" moment and made a knockout, to-die-for turkey loaf. One that was healthy, had lots of protein and was absolutely delicious. Available for me 24/7 in my good ol' freezer.
Here is my take on a Turkey Loaf you might love, as well.
- 1lb. ground dark meat turkey
- 1 tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 raw egg
- 1/2 cup each, round onion, red bell pepper
- 3/4 - 1 cup panko
- 1 tsp. tarragon, kosher salt and pepper
- 2 tbsp. ketchup
Mix well, bake 350º for 45-50 minutes.
P.S. Bake it free standing on a cookie sheet so it browns all over. When cooled, slice it into thick pieces. Wrap individually so you can just grab a slice from your freezer bag. Voila! Worth it!