Nothing better then a freshly made right out of the frying pan tortilla, People underestimate the usage of these really easy to make tortillas, They can be used for a desert (after cooking serve with small bowls of whip cream, chocolate chips,strawberries or other mixed berries or fruit, syrups and powdered sugar). For savory foods think of this as a holder of foods and not just for foods thought of as Mexican like soft tacos or burritos. Left overs like mashed potatoes and steak, salad, lunch meats, pot roast and trimmings etc can be wrapped up in this for a great tasting sandwich. These are great for on the go eating and are certainly healthier than fast food. You could make peanut butter and jelly even. The ideas are non-stopping.
It’s perfectly safe to cook a frozen turkey. Here’s how- Remember it takes about 50% longer to cook a frozen vs. a thawed turkey so make sure you don’t buy one over 18 lbs. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Unwrap the turkey and bake in the oven for one hour. Remove the turkey and brush with olive oil and season with poultry seasoning. Place turkey back in the oven for two more hours. Then remove turkey again and pull out bag of giblets. The bag should be soft at this point and no longer frozen. This is the hardest part but you have to do it because you don’t want the bag to melt or you won’t be able to eat the turkey. After you remove the plastic bag of giblets continue roasting the turkey until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. A 12 lb frozen turkey usually takes about 4 ½ – 5 hours to roast. Use an instant read thermometer not the pop up button to determine how done it is.
Your turkey is done and problem solved!
PS: As noted by a comment… this technique should also work with a chicken… and a ham!
Cranberry-Port Pot Roast
1 beef eye of the round or rump roast (3 1/2 to 4 Ib.)
1 tablespoon salad oil
1 can (14 1/2 oz.) regular-strength beef broth
1 3/4 cups port
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 packages (10 oz. each) frozen petite onions
2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
6 cups hot cooked egg noodles
2 tablespoons cornstarch
Salt and pepper
Rinse meat, pat dry, and rub with oil. Place in a 10- by 14-inch roasting pan. Bake in a 450° oven until meat is well
browned, about 45 minutes; turn often. Add broth and port. Cover tightly; reduce oven to 400° and bake l’/2 hours.
Mix sugar and onions into pan; cover and bake 1 hour. Add cranberries; cover and bake until meat is tender when pierced, about 30 minutes longer.
Put meat and noodles on a platter. With a slotted spoon, ladle onions and berries onto noodles; keep warm. Skim fat from pan juices. Mix cornstarch with 3 tablespoons water. Bring pan juices to boiling over high heat. Stirring, add cornstarch mixture until sauce is as thick as you like. Pour sauce into a small bowl; serve with meat and noodles. Garnish with parsley sprigs. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serves 10 to 12.
Per serving: 363 cal (20 percent from fat); 33 g protein; 8.0 g fat (2.3 g sat.); 38 g carbo.; 87 mg sodium; 98 rag chol.