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Oct 23, 2012 06:35 PM


I am preparing a holiday lunch for 100+ low-income preschoolers, and their parents. I don't have the time, and manpower to prepare roast turkeys. I will have 4 hours to cook, and plate a main, and sides (mashed potatoes, stuffing, green peas, and gravy) and have 3 ovens, and 4 burners to use. I have minimal time for prep the day before and am required to use some form of turkey. Any suggestions? TIA.

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  1. Turkey meatloaf?
    Once you form them, you're free to work on the sides etc. as they cook for a while.

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    1. re: monavano

      Thanks mona, that was my 1st thought as well but would like a few more options to offer. I also thought about turkey meatballs in gravy.

    2. - Turkey Chili
      - Turkey Lasagna
      - Burgers
      - Thanksgiving Sandwich (turkey+cranberry sauce)

      1. Open faced roast turkey breast sandwiches w/ gravy & sides?

        1. What about making turkey breast? If you roast small pieces in a little broth it will stay moist.

          1. Could you braise and loosely shred the turkey the day before?