Roxie’s Recipes (for the Lazy Cook)

At the time I was hired by Miss Sandra, I got the distinct feeling that she was savoring a small victory in her dealings with Josiah Harridge. Those days, we had a fair number of people living at Harridge House – with hearty appetites to satisfy. Even though sometimes it seems as if Thanksgiving is the only time much of the country trots out the roast turkey, I found that this roast works well to appease a hungry group – just be sure to keep the dish covered while cooking so it doesn’t come out too dry.

  • turkey breast
  • 1 box prepackaged turkey stuffing
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • dried cranberries
  • ½ pkg frozen chopped spinach
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 pkg prosciutto
  • dash of parsley flakes
  • rosemary sprigs for garnish
  • salt & pepper to taste
  1. Preheat your oven to 375°. Cover the turkey breast with a layer of plastic wrap and pound until you have an even layer about ½” thick or less. Season with salt & pepper.
  2. Mix the cream of mushroom soup with the dry stuffing in a bowl. Do not add any additional water. Layer this on top of the turkey, then sprinkle dried cranberries randomly over this.
  3. Thaw the spinach slightly – microwaving for about 30 seconds works well – then add the heavy cream and mix thoroughly. Layer this on top of the stuffing and cranberries.
  4. Now comes the challenging part… Roll up the turkey breast. I found it helps to lay everything on a piece of foil and use the foil to help stabilize the roll while you lay the prosciutto pieces across the top and sides. Use kitchen twine to hold everything together. It helps to have an extra pair of hands (Linda!) Sprinkle with parsley flakes and tuck a couple of sprigs of rosemary under the twine.
  5. You can either cover with foil or use a baking bag. I used a baking bag and also added some extra vegetables around the roast. Bake for about 70 minutes – use your meat thermometer to check that the internal temperature has reached at least 140°. Slice and serve with the roasted vegetables.

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