Cajun for Thanksgiving!

Prior to last year I had never heard of Turducken. As the holidays are fast approaching, I find my thoughts are drawn more and more to that luscious mixture of birds.

Turducken is just like it sounds, a taste-tempting mixture of turkey, boneless duck and boneless chicken, complete with corn bread stuffing between each layer of meat. It makes my mouth water, just thinking about it.

Last year a very dear friend and client of ours, sent us a wonderful 15 pound Turducken and to be quite honest, when it arrived, I was less than pleased. For starters there are only three people in our family – it would have taken forever for us to eat a bird of that size. Top that off with the fact that I had never heard of a “Turducken”.

When I found out it was filled with Creole style cornbread stuffing. I was ready to give it away, thank the sender and never mention it again. I am so glad that I don’t always follow my first instincts.

We ended up thawing it out (it comes frozen) and delivering it to the host of our Christmas family dinner. She carefully followed the directions on the package – it was cooked to perfection and I am pleased to report, everyone totally loved it. I must say it was the most creative gift I have ever received for Christmas – not to mention the tastiest.

The Turducken easily fed the twelve of us, with plenty left over for snacks. The bird was moist and tender. The duck portion wasn’t my favorite part but my husband enjoyed every morsal. My favorite part was the stuffing, it was by far the best stuffing I have ever had the opportunity to enjoy. Shhhhhh, don’t tell my mom.

If you are looking for something extra special for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, I highly recommend you try the Turducken. I will be ordering ours soon. What a terrific idea. Who thinks of these things anyway?

What is a Turducken?

Turduckens – turkey-duck-chicken. This is an amazing meal. We take a whole turkey, whole duck and whole chicken. We de-bone all three. We put the duck inside the turkey and then the chicken inside the duck: The best cajun Turducken ever made along with some of the best cajun specialty foods in Louisiana.

We start with a 12 to 14 lb turkey, debone it flipping it inside out, season it with a cajun seasoning, and then stuff it with the finest Louisiana crawfish, shrimp, and rice stuffing. Then it is stuffed with a boneless chicken breast, a boneless duck breast, and more rice stuffing throughout the rest of the turkey.

Finally seasoned pork sausage is inserted between the duck breast and turkey. The final product is sewn together and ready for the oven. This product is as much a conversation piece as it is delicious! As they say in Louisiana, the flavor of the homemade seasoning is incredible, “bon appetite.” The Turducken will ship in a perishable container frozen solid.

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No incentive or compensation was received by the author for this review.

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Stocking Up on Food

Stocking Up on Food Staples: Investors turn Attention to Farmland, Equipment, and Supplies

Oil isn’t the only major commodity to experience rising prices and soaring global demand. Farmers are finding that their food supplies are in high demand as well.

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Investors are responding accordingly and a new futures market is taking root. In anticipation that the costs of farming will continue to rise much the same way oil has, investors have begun buying up farmland, farm equipment, and farm supplies.

Steve Shenk, director of eFoods Direct believes the cost of food is going to continue to climb and that consumers can protect themselves. Part of the problem is that the "food shortage price bubble" will be inflated by investors manipulating food supplies in order to reap huge speculative profits.

Shenk provides a perspective that every American is going to want to hear. Futures markets are speculative but the fact remains that thousands of tons of American food are being sold to other countries or stored for future profits while Americans experience rationing and possible bread lines.

About Steve Shenk and eFoods Direct

For the last 27 years, Steve Shenk has been the director of the J. Michael Stevens Group, the premier nationwide supplier of bulk, high nutrition, low moisture foods, directly to the consumer. He is the foremost authority on agricultural projections, trends and conditions as they relate to food on the family dinner table.

Steve is an unbridled optimist on a mission to help people rediscover the spirit of rugged, self-reliance that made America strong. With his quick wit and charming, Minnesota, country-boy attitude, Steve will leave you and your listeners believing that there’s real hope for the future. The sons and daughters of the pioneers still have what it takes to make America "The land of the free and the home of the brave".

The first step in becoming fearless of the worldwide famine is to have your own food. By getting a supply of bulk food and learning to use it a family can feed themselves tomorrow at today’s prices.

Summary Points

  • What families need to do is the same thing that speculators and commodity investors are doing and that is to buy tomorrow’s, next month’s and maybe even next year’s food at today’s prices.
  • The families who are already in trouble with food costs need to buy a good quantity of bulk, low moisture food (which will cost less than half grocery store prices) and then learn to cook. Buying "cheap" and learning "fast and easy" "real home cooking" methods will save them 75% of their present grocery cost.
  • To find top-quality, nutritionally well balanced and organized bulk food supplies contact eFoods Direct or (800) 409-5633.

Questions we should be asking!

  1. Homeland Security recommends that Americans store two weeks worth of food, water and other emergency supplies. Do you agree with them?
  2. What are some of the reasons that food costs are increasing world wide?
  3. How will the world wide food shortages affect Americans?
  4. What are the benefits of buying and using bulk food?
  5. With both parents working, is it realistic to think people can go back to home cooking?
  6. Are American farmers preparing to increase output?
  7. What is the government’s role in determining farm output?
  8. What percentage of American food is imported?
  9. What would be an early indication that the famine will affect Americans?
  10. Do we have food reserves in America and if so, how much?
  11. How fast will prices increase?
  12. What do you mean by "Food Price Bubble"?
  13. Does bulk, low moisture food taste good?
  14. Can one find recipes for bulk food in regular cook books?
  15. Why should people buy dehydrated rather than cans, or military MRE’s?
  16. How much can be saved by cooking with bulk food as opposed to processed food from the grocery store?
  17. Is food becoming an investment grade commodity like gold and silver?

To schedule an interview with Steve Shenk, call: (630) 848-0750.


Save our RAW Greens

US Department of Agriculture Plans to Irradiate (they call it Pasteurize) ALL Raw Greens.

Save our Raw Greens

Our “beloved” government intends to require that all greens be pasteurized prior to sale, and their open comment period from the public runs only until this Monday, Dec. 3! We need to make our opinions heard and registered immediately if we hope to be able to still buy raw greens in the supermarkets.

Take Action:

All details are to be found at Raw Food News Magazine.

The proposal is for federal regulations to mandate the ‘pasteurization’ of all greens. And as bad as that sounds, it gets worse: the FDA has started using the word ‘pasteurize’ as a euphemism or cover for what they really are up to, which is irradiation.

We’ve seen this coming (they’ve already mandated ‘pasteurizing’ almonds– burning them with carcinogenic, banned rocket fuel… yes, really!)– but they’ve sprung it on us, revealing their plan only recently, and allowing only till Monday, Dec. 3 for public comment. (In the past, the FDA had comment periods of several weeks or even months. This is obscene!

Post a Comment

Post a Public Comment to the USDA

Docket ID: AMS-FV-07-0090
Docket Title: Food Safety Regulations for Leafy Greens Under the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 (AMAA)
Document ID: AMS-FV-07-0090-0001
Document Title: Handling Regulations for Leafy Greens Under the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937