I bought this wonderful marinated turkey breast tenderloin at Aldi back at Christmas. Then I found out my son and fiancee would be home on Christmas Day and realized it wouldn't be enough to feed my family. So I decided to buy a whole turkey breast and popped the tenderloin into the freezer.
Flash forward to last week when I needed a quick meal. Thankfully, I had put the meat in the fridge to thaw.
I just needed to decide what to serve with it. I decided since I would be baking the turkey, I would throw a couple of sweet potatoes in with it.
Scrub and dry the potatoes. Then spray a cookie sheet with baking spray and put the potatoes in the oven for 15 minutes before the turkey (I think I had it set to 325 degrees).
Then once the potatoes have their extra 15 minutes, put the turkey tenderloins in the oven in a shallow baking pan. Bake 50-60 minutes. I did the full 60 minutes because I'm weird about poultry.
Meanwhile, I decided to make a green bean casserole. A mini one for just my husband and me. :)
Since we now have an empty nest, I like to buy steam-in-the-bag frozen veggies. They're the perfect size for two.
I cooked a small bag of green beans according to package directions, but shortened the cook time by about 2 minutes.
|These are my favorite. Image from pictsweet.com|
I emptied the cooked beans into a small casserole dish. I had a large can of cream of mushroom soup, so I spooned about 1/4 to 1/3 of the can of soup into the cooked beans. Then I stirred in a splash of milk.
I covered the dish and microwaved it for about 3 minutes. Then I topped with a fried onions.
Once the turkey and potatoes were finished, I pulled them out of the oven and broiled the green bean casserole (uncovered) until golden and bubbly (about 2 minutes. Be careful not to burn while broiling!).
The turkey was very tender. The casserole turned out yummy! And I topped the baked sweet potato with butter and brown sugar. Lots of brown sugar. :) My excuse it that it's Splenda Brown. Ha!
It turned out to be a wonderful, easy, quick meal! And next week, I'll share what I made out of the leftovers. :)