Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Turkey Jerky and why portion control sucks.

So, last night the momma sprayed a rack with non stick spray, lined her pan with non stick foil and then the magic started. four large turkey legs got "broken down" as they say in chef lingo.
Boned and cut in equal pieces, they were carefully layed out on the rack, lightly seasoned with salt [I wanted fleur de mer, but cheapo momma thought Trapani salt was good enough...good enough keep that new standard in mind!]  and then abandoned in a 200 degree oven overnight.
Yes, we were tortured with the delicious smell that wafted upstairs.

This morning as soon as we came down for breakfast out of the oven came the wonders of turkey jerky. OMD is the stuff delish. I could see myself eating that whole pile in a single serving bonanza of goodness. BUT - NO.  And this is when you realize that even after watching Curiosity with Stephen Hawking... you still cannot argue with this woman and win.  And BTW she argued with him too. Back to the universal equation that makes up my reality.  Remember that big mess of delicious turkey?

Well, this is what "that woman" we call momma thinks is PORTION CONTROL. My front left center tooth is happy, the rest of my teeth will not get a taste. This is what she "added" to our breakfast ...if you ask me she could have removed the pumpkin and doubled the turkey.... if you ask me...

Who invented this portion control idea anyway?

have you heard of ? Well you have now!!!


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Kolchak Puggle said...

Portion control? PORTION CONTROL? I am NOT impressed with THAT idea AT ALL! Not at all! That look s delish and you should get it ALL RIGHT NOW!

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Marshmallow said...

Maybe your momma didn't want you to end up with a tummyache from eating too much jerky? I know if I had a big plate of something that yummy in front of me, I wouldn't be able to stop!

rocky-dog said...

OMD! That turkey jerkey looks amazing. But your mama is NOT the only one into portion control. Mama used to not measure my food, but since my amazing performance in A Christmas Memory (and the ensuing bump up in weight due to all the wonderful snackies I was given for being good), mama now measures everything. She says she does it for her own edibles too. Sheesh, what is it with "portion control" and 2leggeds???

Marshmallow said...

BTW, I wasn't defending the whole portion control thing. I sometimes decide I don't feel like eating, but Ricotta will eat anything and everything. Mama watches his portions and says it's for his own good. She does this for her own food too--measuring and weighing stuff. It's crazy!

Tucker The Crestie said...

That is hardly fair to torture you with that delicious smell all night and then be so stingy with the portions!!!!

Two French Bulldogs said...

who invented portion control!
Benny & Lily

bichonpawz said...

We Freakin' HATE Portion Control! Go on Strike 'vie!!! Get The Wendy and JD together and STRIKE!!! You all deserve MORE!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug