Shannon here: I first met Angela Breidenbach when she won 1st place in a writing contest and I won 2nd place. Three years later, she stood behind me in the Starbucks at an ACFW Conference. I’d just come out of a class where I heard the advice: Say memorable things to get readers to remember you. I introduced myself to Angie and said something stupid like, “I don’t like you. You beat me in the Touched By Love contest.” I was quick to assure her I was kidding and told her about the advice I’d gotten from my class. She laughed it off and was a good sport. The next time, I heard her name, she was doing a review on one of my books. Luckily she didn’t hold my bad attempt at humor against me.
Today, she shares her recipe for Sage Turkey, plus a glimpse into her real life romance. Every time you comment on any post dated Nov 21 – 25, your name goes in two drawings for a copy of her E-cookbook, Creative Cooking for Simple Elegance and my latest release, Rodeo Dust. Deadline Nov 26th, 11:59 pm central time. Happy Thanksgiving and here’s Angie:
Awesome for Christmas and Thanksgiving, but a nice dinner and then all left overs any time of year. Freeze some for easy additions to recipes later like the Mexican Lasagna, Simple Scratch Turkey Soup, and hot turkey sandwiches.
Turkey Bag (crucial)
One thawed turkey, rinse, and pat dry
Rub olive oil inside cavities and under the skin.
(Make sure you’ve removed giblets, etc.)
Mix all these dry ingredients in a small bowl.
2 Tablespoons of Garlic Powder
2 Tablespoons of Garlic Salt
1 Tablespoon of Cracked Black Pepper
½ cup rubbed sage, yes it’s really ½ a cup.
Rub the dry spice mix inside all cavities of the turkey. Then continue rubbing under the skin as far as you can possibly reach to get to the entire white meat. Rub all over the entire outside of the bird.
Following the turkey bag’s box directions, put 1 Tbs. flour in bag, shake. Now put the bird inside. Cut 3-4 slits in the top of the closed bag and then bake for the allotted amount of time, around 2-3 hours depending on the size of the turkey. It’s a flavorful bird. 🙂
Insider Tips: By removing jewelry, you won’t tear the turkey skin when oiling and spicing. A second person to hold open turkey bag is a nice benefit. Save drippings for Scratch Chicken Soup. Freeze all the juices; skim fat before using as soup stock.
- What simple gesture does my hubby do that melts me every time?
He’s a big man. I have a small back. When he puts his hand across my back it nearly covers me. The warmth and peace of his hand on my back immediately melts me. If I’m stressed out, I settle down much more quickly with the touch of his hand.
- What simple gesture does my hubby say I do that melts him every time?
So I asked him…Mike says he loves the way I scratch his back.
We laughed then because evidently our backs carry our relationship.
- Who is more romantic?
My husband’s love language is gifts. So he’ll come up with surprises I don’t expect. But he’s also a deep thinker. He combines small gifts with well thought out romantic dinners that he makes for me. They’ll include lobster and chocolate, lol. I think he wins the romance card because of the care he takes in acting out the essence of romance.
- What is the most romantic present you ever bought your spouse?
I thought it was the belly dancing lessons I took for his groom’s gift. He wasn’t so impressed, lol. So I asked him for you…Mike says the special Superbowl weekend I gave him. I rented a room with a hot tub and big screen TV. You never saw a happier fellow!
- Where did we go for our honeymoon?
We took a Caribbean cruise out of Puerto Rico. It was wonderful. The highlight was when we won the Newlywed Game on board ship. We beat 25 and 50 year married couples. Then we stayed penpals with the 50th anniversary couple for many years. We still correspond with the widow for Christmas cards. They gave us some amazing advice and surprised us with their creativity in keeping the romance alive. We took their advice to heart and try hard to remember what their love looked like. It was full of humor!
About Angie: Angela Breidenbach is Mrs. Montana International 2009, a multi-award winning inspirational speaker and the author of the Gems of Wisdom: For a Treasure-filled Life from Journey Press, the Creative Cooking Series including Creative Cooking for Simple Elegance and the new Kindle release, Creative Cooking for Colitis. Other works by Angela include compilation books and devotionals from Guidepost, Group, and articles in magazines, ezines, and newspapers. She connects missions to her work with Hope’s Promise Orphan Ministries and the Jadyn Fred Foundation. Angela also coaches courageous confidence, personal growth, and powerful living. She’s certified in mentor/peer counseling as a Stephen Minister and life coach. Angela serves as an assisting minister for her congregation in Missoula, MT. She volunteered as the American Christian Fiction Writer’s publicity officer for two years. Not only did she walk the hard line of deciding to donate her mom’s brain for the study of schizophrenia, but she’s also on the brain donation list at the Brain Bank-Harvard McLean Hospital. Angela is married with a combined family of six grown children and two grand children.
Interact with or learn more about Angela Breidenbach: http://www.AngelaBreidenbach.com, http://www.Youtube.com/AngieBreidenbach, http://www.GodUsesBrokenVessels.com, http://www.twitter.com/AngBreidenbach, https://www.facebook.com/AngelaBreidenbachInspirationalSpeakerAuthor, http://www.TheFaithGirls.com on Wednesdays each week, http://www.linkedin.com/in/angiebreidenbach
About the book: Creative, gorgeous, elegant recipes to make inexpensive meals. Includes notations for Celiac, IBD (Colitis, Crohn’s, IBD), and Weight Loss. Full color photos on each recipe. Creative Cooking for Colitis is available on Kindle.
Come back Nov 25th for Aspiring author, Audrey Hebbert’s recipe for healthy pie crust.