October 3, 2013

A Dinner (and Lunch) My 2-Year Old Liked

I am a stay-at-home mom and I prepare meals almost everyday - lunch and dinner. I didn't include breakfast because it means cereals and/or bread with spread. Most of the time, I ran out of ideas on what to serve to my family. If you're in the same shoe as I do, you'd know.

I went to the store the other day and tried to find a Jennie-O branded marinated turkey to review as a requirement for a part-time job, that I can't disclose. Nobody knew I was going to review this, not them, not my husband and neither did I until I tasted it. ;)

I haven't tried any store-bought marinated thing ever. I usually do it myself or if not, my husband. And this was all new to me, I haven't eaten turkey, again, ever. Not even during Thanksgiving.

So, the only available flavor at the store is Applewood Smoke. There are more flavors, I believe. It was already marinated so I didn't try to change the taste and put some other kind of sauce. I didn't add anything. It was in the frige section, hence, I was able to bake it in the oven at 375F for 30mins as soon as I arrived home.


The turkey breast tenderloin was not as bad as I expected. It smelled delicious, even after opening and while cooking. There's this certain aroma that will lure you to try it, must be the applewood scent. At first I thought it was a bit dry because I love sauces. But after tasting, it was just right. I wish I knew the perfect side dish for this. I wish maybe they can put a note on the package - "suggested serving".

Anyway, the picture you'll see below is the exact thing I served to my 2-year old. She is a very picky eater but she loves chicken. I told her that was chicken and she ate it! (It tasted somewhat like chicken anyway with a more stronger smell.) She of course was not able to finish everything because the portion was too big. I placed her leftovers in the fridge and she asked it for lunch, just awhile ago.

By the way, there are two pieces of turkey tenderloins in one pack. It is indeed good for two people or three if you have a toddler. :)


Because of that, I am very glad I tried this. It caused me no hassle to prepare, just toss in the oven! And the most important thing is, my daughter liked it!

DISCLAIMER
I was not compensated to do a review of the products or services mentioned this post. I will be reimbursed for the cost of the product by the company I was working with which I can't disclose. Everything was based on my 100% honest opinion.

13 comments :

  1. Lovely, you enjoyed your meal with your kid! A bonding that enhance love to both of you

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  2. Looks delicious! I haven't tried turkey though. Love your presentation too. :)

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  3. Can't blame your daughter! It does look so good and filling!

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  4. We are not very fond of turkey here. Just like you, I also ran out of ideas on what to cook everyday. For breakfast, I had to make separate things since my two kids wants different stuff argghh.

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  5. i am not a turkey person too like your daughter, i prefer chicken, but am sure, like your daughter, will probably like it too, thanks for sharing.

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  6. Interesting, don't worry your the same as what i have been going through, sometimes we run out of ideas and don't know what else to cook that won't be too expensive for just one meal.

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  7. I buy a lot of Jennie-O products, particularly their turkey products.

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  8. Never pa akong nakatikim ng turkey. Ano ba ang lasa?

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  9. This is so perfect for those who are in the hurry and as you said, those who ran out of ideas what to cook for breakfast. It looks delicious! Yumyum! :D

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  10. That looks really yummy and easy to prepare! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  11. I like that product and meat Sis :-) It is easy to cook and just add veggies, rice, gravy and salad and makes a very delish meal :-)

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  12. I don't buy marinated food as well. I do it myself as I want to try my own style in every dish I cook. But I am not closing any door to try new ones just like what you bought. It looked great on that plate.

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  13. Oh my! It's turkey. It's breast tenderloin! I think I will love that!

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts!