Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Turkey: The other dark meat

I've been trying to improve my diet. Specifically, eating more protein. For breakfast, I have a little bit of turkey every morning. You should know that am a very fussy... um... "particular" eater and I do eat turkey. But it must be plain. White meat. No gravy. No butter, no seasoning. My food is boring and that's the way I like it.

I have a standard routine: I buy a package of ground turkey, split it into small portions and freeze them in tin foil. I take a portion out every night to defrost. When I get up in the morning I turn on the oven and throw in the turkey (don't bother pre-heating.) By the time I am showered and dressed and ready to go to work the turkey is cooked. I bring it in the car with me and eat it right off of the tin foil. Most people would not consider this a tasty meal, but it works for me.

This morning I did my regular routine, but when I took the turkey out of the oven it looked funny, almost burnt. It didn't have that pasty-white, tasteless look that I strive for. I didn't think I took a long shower or anything like that so I couldn't figure out what went wrong. Then I realized: it was DARK meat turkey. I must have picked up the wrong package on my last trip to the store. What I don't understand is how can you tell if turkey is dark meat or white meat uncooked? Because it looked completely normal to me going in to the oven.


Blogger Steve Stenzel said...

Wow, I like that routine! Smart guy...

Merry Christmas!!

8:01 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Sounds good to me. Merry Holidays!!

2:35 PM  

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