Creamy Garlic and Herb Turkey as a Crowd Pleaser

Photo by Valley Visions Photography

Forgive my post if it seems a little out of sorts today.  Besides slowly coming out of a Chocolate Chip Cookie coma, I also decided to give up my beloved Mountain Dew this week.  I know, call me crazy, but it’s something I have to do.

You see, last summer, I gave it up for ONE WHOLE month.  In that month’s time, I felt better, had more energy and lost some weight. I don’t attribute all of this to just giving up my one Dew a day because I also changed a few other eating habits but it was a start in the right direction.

Well you know what that darn calendar was saying to me the other day?  It said swimsuit season is just a few short weeks away and that this body needed some work before then.  And my body was also telling me I needed to decrease the sweets and increase the fruits and veggies. 

Don’t worry.  I still have plenty of sweet treats in store for you (I’m crazy not insane) and notice, I haven’t mentioned eating low fat or low calorie foods.  I just need to change some of the foods I eat and make wiser choices about them and eat them in moderation. 

Whew – now that I got that off my chest I feel better knowing that you know why I may be a little crazy this next month and maybe the next and maybe the month after that.

Photo by Valley Visions Photography

Onto the reason you came here today.  This mouthwatering turkey sandwich is something you will fall in love with every time you have it.  I don’t care if you serve it hot.  I don’t care if you serve it cold.  I just care that you serve it. 

It’s a crowd pleaser and its one of those recipes that is easy to heat up the day of an event or after a long day of work or after the kids extracurricular activities are over.  If you are lucky, you’ll have enough for lunch the next day.  It’s more flavorful as a leftover anyway.

Now what should I do about this caffeine withdrawl headache???

Creamy Garlic and Herb Turkey

I received this recipe from my sister Kori and it has been a favorite of mine to serve when we have a crowd. If you don’t have turkey on hand, shredded chicken can be used as well and tastes just as good.

Yield: 10 - 12 adults

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

• 5 pounds cooked shredded turkey
• 8 ounces of Garden Vegetable Cream Cheese
• 1 packet (0.75 ounces) Good Seasons Garlic and Herb Salad Dressing and Recipe Mix

Directions:

1. Place the shredded turkey in a large bowl.
2. In a small saucepan, on medium heat, slowly melt the Garden Vegetable Cream Cheese until fairly smooth.
3. Add in the Garlic and Herb seasoning. Stir well.
4. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the turkey and mix until all turkey is covered.
5. Serve hot or cold. Tastes great on buns or just by itself.

My lovely sister, Kori Chaignot.