Are you like most American’s and feel nervous about roasting the big bird for Thanksgiving? I’ve done it quite a few times now and I still get nervous. Our fried turkey is still one of our favorites, and the smoked turkey was definitely just as easy, but sometimes you want that traditional turkey flavor, but worry about actually pulling it off successfully. Which is why I’ve chosen to post about herb roasted turkey breast versus the actual bird this year. And I specifically chose to post about it early because in my opinion it’s the most stressful part about Thanksgiving. Well, that the guests and the pie. Those are my three. And don’t worry, today I’m helping you with the guests as well at the bird, in the form of a $250 gift card. Read on!!
*I was provided the items below but all opinions are my own
So here’s what I like about the breast versus the whole bird. I love that it makes it easy to cook for as little as two people to a whole crowd. You can pop one small breast, or a couple of larger breasts in different pans into the oven without worrying about a whole turkey being too much or trying to fit multiple birds into one oven when in reality most people really only eat the breast anyway.
Seriously, most people go for the breast. It’s their favorite part. Roasting a turkey breast is so darn easy and it allows everyone to have the juicy, white meat. Not to mention you don’t even have to worry about under cooking or not thawing the whole bird properly. Gosh, the big guy really is just so much more work and stress. This recipe is just salt, pepper, sage and thyme. That’s it. Oh, I guess a little olive oil, but that’s it. Anyone can do it and it tastes fantasterific.
And now onto the really good part. I always seem to have this idea of a picturesque holiday in my mind. One where guests are arriving in town, visiting friends with lovely hostess gifts, beautiful snacks while we wait on dinner and everything served in a warm, cozy, beautiful way. And that’s not reality. BUT! I want to make it reality for one special winner. I’ve recently discovered a new love, Bambeco. You guys, the products are not only beautiful but they are totally useful for yourself or gifts. Plus, not only is their stuff stylish but absolutely everything on the site has a 100% sustainable product guarantee. They are in essence a premium (yet affordable!) home furnishings and decor retailer that believes you shouldn’t have to sacrifice style or quality to live a sustainable lifestyle.
The holidays get so chaotic and I think there are a few things that help me enjoy them more.
1. A clean home before and after. Have a few awesome smelling and well working cleaning products that will help you to feel good about the house through the holidays. A good cleaning product makes the job better and your guests feel more comfortable.
2.Linens. It’s all about the linens. Having beautiful tea towels like these ones hanging from your own door or fridge and a beautiful table linen changes the feel of the home. Everything feels tidy and lovely with small accents.
3. Serving items. Whether it’s a gift for the hostess or serving items for your own home, having something lovely to serve foods to guests on will make your party feel a little more put together rather than just random plates all over the counter that makes everything feel chaotic. I love this olive board that I can put out a few nibbles when the kids are in bed and the adults want to snack and chat.
No matter what you use the $250 gift card for, whether it be for gifts or to prep your home for the holidays I know you will get sucked into the quality and beauty that is Bambeco just like I did. So, go enter!
Herb Roasted Turkey Breast
- 3lb Boneless Turkey Breast, thawed
- 4 Sage Leaves, fresh
- 1 Tablespoon Thyme, chopped, fresh
- Olive Oil
- 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
- ¼ Teaspoon Black Pepper
- Place the turkey breast on a flat surface and gently lift the skin to expose the breast. Sprinkle evenly with the salt, pepper, thyme and the sage leave. Place the skin back down and drizzle with olive oil. Bake according to package instructions, but ours took 2½ hours at 325. Allow the turkey to rest for 15 minutes before slicing.