Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Honey Orange Glazed Turkey

Friday, November 10, 2023

Honey Orange Glazed Turkey

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Within the next month, I'll be in Indy, Boulder, Denver, Omaha, Traverse City, and Louisville. Needless to say, we won't be eating from our own fridge for quite some time. I started a fridge/freezer clean out not too long ago, but decided that while I was going to be home this week, I'd do an even deeper dig and eliminate as much as I could before we left. I knew I had a small turkey sitting in there that I bought around Easter for dirt cheap during a grocers special that needed to get cooked asap or who knows how long it would be sitting in there otherwise. Jason's already in Indy and Allison and I don't eat turkey, so I thought since I wasn't going to be seeing my family for Thanksgiving this year, I could do the next best thing and surprise my mom with an early holiday dinner. Jason usually is in charge of cooking turkey during the holidays, but I figured if he could do it, I could too. I went to my #1 source for recipes, Golden Blossom Honey, and found a Honey Orange Glazed Turkey recipe that was absolutely perfect, because I also have a lot of citrus fruit to use up as well. 
Never in all of my 43 years has anyone served a citrus roasted turkey, so I was a little skeptical in my thinking if my mom was going to like it, but a free dinner is a free dinner, so let's just go for it. For someone who never makes the main course at Thanksgiving, I was really happy that this recipe was super easy to follow. I think for any first time hosts this year, this would be a great recipe to start developing your turkey cooking skill set. I debated on making the gravy because I never eat it with my mashed potatoes, but Allison and I both decided to give it a try and agreed it got 2 thumbs up. My mom and the rest of her household were super excited about the early family dinner and gobbled everything up, so I'd say the citrus glazed turkey was a huge success! Whether it's your first time hosting for the holidays or you just want to shake up the turkey dish this year, I'd highly recommend this honey orange glazed turkey. If it didn't get a single complaint from my family, I guarantee it won't from yours either. 


2 teaspoons dried sage

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

12-14 pound turkey

1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted

1 large onion,sliced

1 stalk celery, sliced

1 large carrot, sliced

1/2 cup orange juice

1/4 cup orange marmalade


approximately 3 cups chicken broth

5 Tablespoons vegetable oil

5 Tablespoons flour



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  1. Is it difficult finding all three meals when you are on the road for so long? Do you have to eat a lot of garbage? Does it influence your tummy and health? When I travel to Novi Sad just for a day it is always a cataclysmic event for me foodwise, so I cannot even imagine eating out all three meals for a whole month, especially with my super restrictive diet.

    1. No, we almost always rent an AirBNB so I can grocery shop when we get to the city we're staying in and buy meals for us that I can cook in the rental. If it's just me and Jason for the weekend and we get a hotel, there's usually plenty of restaurants near where we book that offer healthy eats. Last time we were in Chicago, Jason and I lived off of yogurt and fruit parfaits, simply by choice. There are soooo many restaurants in Chicago, but he was obsessed with the parfaits that the hotel was offering for sale. We'd also grab some fresh cut fruit or salad from the nearest grocer here and there. Thankfully we only book in big cities where there are a lot of options. I don't know how you manage leaving home for extended periods of time. Do you just starve until you get back home or chance what you can find in Novi Sad?

    2. I usually don't eat at all while out of the city. Before I would carry some biscuits with me, but since I no longer can have those, I take some glufree protein seed crackers and live on that the whole day. The worst is when I come home in the evening because I am too tired to cook then. Last time I just bought some filo pastry spinach pies even though they have gluten, because I was damn too hungry. The logistics around being glufree is often very tiring even though the results and the general feeling is great. If I had more time I could make crackers or something for the road, but I never have time with work and house choirs and cooking three meals a day every day. My biggest wish in life is to have a butler or at least a cleaning lady.

  2. My husband does the turkeys, mashed potatoes and gravy. I don’t like any of those things. I do the rest, otherwise known as the good stuff!🤣 Good luck with all that traveling. Are you doing craft shows?

    1. The good stuff is where it's at LOL. Yes, we did craft shows, but we came home a week early because I sold out of everything. A good problem to have but now I have to play quick catch up before we leave for Kentucky next week. I'm exhausted!

  3. First time I ever saw a turkey done that way. Great that it was a hit and having a meal is having a meal, don't need any special day for it. You are really getting around too.

  4. Gracias por la receta. Te mando un beso.

  5. They gobbled it up, huh? I see what you did there. ;) Glad the meal was a hit. Safe travels to you and Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. I knew you'd catch on LOL! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, my friend!

  6. Oh wow, looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing how to glaze with oranges.

    1. Thank you! It was an unexpected treat how well it turned out!

  7. That sounds good. Yes, me and my daughter will be doing the cooking.

  8. Safe travels. Regine

  9. This is a very real delicatessen plate. Good for special moments at home with the family or Friends. A real good example of excellence in kitchen and cuisine.

  10. Hello!
    This dish looks really amazing. I think it's special, unique, for good occasions :) It looks delicious!
    Greetings from Poland!


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