Behind My Red Door

Friday, September 25, 2009

Turkey Sloppy Joes

Good morning peeps! I have to make this quick because I am headed our for a short vacation

Yup, on this perfectly cool and crisp fall day, I am leaving Mr. Red Door home to man the fort, and I am headed north to spend some time with my friend Jill in Maine. Can you say Foliage?? WOO HOO! I know I am going to have a visual treat as I drive along the highways ad by ways. I am excited just thinking about it. Jill is taking me to a shop she found that specializes in wool – I am so excited about that. We will also go to a really nice shop called Jeremiah Campbell & Co that I have never been to as well as some places I visited in the spring and last fall. Now don’t get too excited, I am not coming home with piles of new prims. I think I have finally have reached a point right now where I don’t have much room on my walls or shelves for much more. After being in this house for 23 years, I am starting to scale back on adding new things because I like what I have and sometimes you need to know when enough is enough. Not that I won’t ever buy another prim, or new lamp or an antique, or furniture or linens, because I surely will. But I have so much now that I don’t feel a driving desire to shop until I drop any more. My mom once told me I would get to this phase of decorating in my life and I now understand what she was talking about. It is something I think about a lot lately so I am sure it will be a topic to be explored in future posts as well.

Today’s post is to join in Colleen’s colleen

My recipe is an adaptation of the old fashioned Sloppy Joes. I cut out most of the fat and added some veggies and Mr. Red Door and I love it.

Turkey Sloppy Joes

1 1/3 lb ground turkey breast (that just happens to be the size package I find pre-packed around here. A little more or less is fine)

1 TBSP Gravy Master - optional but it fools people into thinking it is made with beef!
1 large sweet red pepper
1 medium onion

about 8-10 baby carrots
6 oz tomato paste

12 oz water
4 Tbsp brown sugar
3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp vinegar

1 tsp blk pepper
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dry mustard


Brown meat, add gravy master to water and pour over meat and mix well, mince veggies in food processor and add to turkey along with rest of ingredients.. Simmer several hours on low. I use my slow cooker. Serve over toasted bulkie rolls or Texas Toast or even noodles. And shhh- don’t tell the family there are veggies in it. They will never know!

Please stop on over to Colleen’s blog And Baby Makes Five to see some other great recipes for this time of year.

That’s all for today folks! I’ll leave you with a few more of my fall decor pictures and I’ll be back sometime next week with show and tell and links and addresses of all the shops. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.








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Until next time –hugs, Grammy Linda