What’s For Dinner? I am an Air Traffic Controller by profession.As such I literally make thousands of
decisions every day.Believe it or not,
the decision that gives me the most agita is what we are having for
dinner.A daily phone conversation
between My Beautiful Wife and I, “What do you want to do for dinner?”, “I don’t
know, what do you want to do for dinner?”, “I don’t know….”.You get the picture. Last week we received in the mail a $30 gift card (coupon)
for Blue Apron , one of the many meal
delivery services available as of late.We decided to give it a try, and see if it was worth doing the meal
plan.Our first delivery came on Friday
of last week.I haven’t had to make a
decision about dinner all weekend.We
have four meals, all of the ingredients required for those meals, and very,
very detailed recipes for those meals.That makes the decision process a whole lot easier. The first thing I want to say is, and maybe it’s just me,
but the day the packages came it was like Christmas morni…
Happy National Empanada Day!
This morning, in honor of the holiday, National Empanada Day, I decided to make some empanadas. In deciding what kind to make I considered all the different kinds I could make. There are sweet, desserty empanadas like fruit filled empanadas. That would be good for breakfast, but lack of planning on my part left me with no fresh fruit for that option.
Then there are the savory empanadas, like beef filled, chicken filled or even cheese filled. I decided on turkey filled because using ground turkey is similar to ground beef, and I like to save my red meat for steaks and roasts. I always substitute ground turkey for ground beef, mostly because it's just the healthier option.
Easy Turkey EmpanadasTime: Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 20 minutes Total Time: 30 minutesIngredients: 2 rolls Pie Crust
1 lb. Ground Turkey
1Medium Onion chopped fine
1 Bell Pepper chopped fine
3 cloves garlic minced
1 tsp Ground Cumin
1tsp Chili Powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp oregano
1 can tomato paste
2 tsp olive oil
1 egg yolk Directions:
On cutting board, roll pie crust out flat. Using a 4 in diameter circle (I used a large mug), press out as many circles as possible. (I was able to get 5 circles from each crust) Repeat with second crust
Place circles in refrigerator while you prepare the filling.
In a large skillet over medium heat, brown turkey. Drain and transfer to a bowl.
In same skillet, saute onion, garlic and pepper until soft and onions are translucent.
Return Turkey to skillet, add cumin, chili powder, oregano, tomato paste, salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat about 1 - 2 minutes. Set aside.
Separate egg yolk from white and break yolk into a bowl
Lay a dough c…