Turkey & Cranberry Roll-ups

I made this dinner on a night where I really didn’t feel like doing too much serious cooking. And incidentally right now, I don’t feel like doing too much serious writing. But, I can’t let it go – this dinner, as simple as it was, was pretty darn tasty.

I tend to buy things, thinking I will have all these wonderful ideas on how to use them soon, but that never happens. Or I decide I want to go low-carb and stop eating rice with dinner. In that case, package of Trader Joe’s multigrain pilaf (that comes in a little pouch, cooked and ready to heat up) isn’t all that useful. But, when I decided I just needed a little bit of rice to stuff some turkey cutlets, it was a lot easier than cooking some up.
So, I simply defrosted a couple turkey cutlets and pounded them out a bit thinner than they already were. I topped them with a small amount of the pilaf, some homemade cranberry sauce, and chopped rosemary, salt and pepper. Then they got carefully rolled up and secured with wooden skewers.

In the oven they went with some delicata squash that were already roasting. Less than 30 minutes later, they were done. And delicious! This would be a great way to use up leftover rice and cranberry sauce if you have it, and fine with chicken too.
Oh, and by the way, this was my first time cooking with delicata squash. The big winter squash fan that I am, I couldn’t resist trying another. I found the delicata to be nice and sweet, but a bit lighter and not as rich as, say, buttercup. I sprinkled it with some cinnamon and balsamic vinegar (an oddly tasty combination) and toasted pecans.

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5 Responses to “Turkey & Cranberry Roll-ups”

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    That Girl — October 26, 2008 @ 9:52 pm Reply

    I like your method of keeping your roll ups, rolled up!

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    ttfn300 — October 27, 2008 @ 12:35 am Reply

    love it, i was thinking of doing something quite similar this week as I just made cranberry sauce :)

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    ttfn300 — March 28, 2011 @ 8:53 pm Reply

    love it, i was thinking of doing something quite similar this week as I just made cranberry sauce :)

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    That Girl — March 28, 2011 @ 8:53 pm Reply

    I like your method of keeping your roll ups, rolled up!

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    ttfn300 — March 29, 2011 @ 2:04 am Reply

    love it, i was thinking of doing something quite similar this week as I just made cranberry sauce :)

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