Monday, April 14, 2008

It's Greek for Me!

My sister-in-law is such a kindred spirit to me. She is incredibly frugal, and loves to cook. (She loves card-making too, whoop!) We were discussing our cooking ahead strategies, and I mentioned turkeys. A whole turkey is a lot of meat, and can frequently be found for about $1.40 per pound, but during the holidays they can be found for as little as 39cents! The meat is very low fat, has a million uses, and there are less bones per pound than other less expensive meats (leg quarters for example). You can use roasted turkey meat in any recipe that asks for cooked chicken, so all your chicken casseroles, pot pies, enchiladas, quesedillas, and even homemade pizzas can be made as turkey dishes. Plus, husbands get happy when you say you are cooking a turkey! All of this means that roasting a turkey is a great way to cook ahead, eat healthy, and save some $$$.

So now that I've got my S.I.L roasting turkeys on a semi-weekly basis, we have been creating and sharing our turkey recipes with each other! Here is one of my inventions. It's best on a fresh homemade pita, but excellent on plain old bread as well!

Greek Turkey Salad
1 & 1/2 Cups cooked turkey chopped into small chunks
1/2 Cup Cucumber, sliced and quartered
2 Tablespoons minced onion
1/4 Cup sliced black olives (kalamata is best!)
1/4 Cup light Mayonnaise
A drizzle of Olive Oil
Greek Seasoning to taste
Feta Cheese Crumbles (optional)

Stir together everything but the Feta. Pile it on a sandwich or pita, then sprinkle the Feta on top and Opa! Greek Turkey Salad!