Turkey, Not Just For Dinner!

Exhausted.  This past weekend I went to a conference in Toronto and arrived home somewhere between teary and exhausted.  I tried so hard not to let my kiddos and Hubby see how truly wiped out I was, but I know I failed miserably.  A tired Mama is a short tempered Mama, and I felt all kinds of guilt about this.  After all, it’s not their fault I spent two glorious days connecting with old friends, making new one’s and living on coffee and pastry’s. 

So Monday morning when I got up I knew it was time to get the week off to a better start.  I headed to the grocery store and picked up the fixings for a couple of fabulous meals including some special ingredients for a breakfast that would knock their little socks off.  My inspiration for the week, turkey!

More specifically, the fabulous Butterball Turkey Bacon.


Breakfast in our house always seems to be in a rush, so I need something that is fast, has some nutritional value, will fill my girls up and perhaps most important that I know they will actually eat!

Here is what I did!  In an effort to keep our morning moving, I cook the bacon the night before.  As always, my bacon is cooked on a tray in the oven.  Hint: cooking it on parchment paper helps with messy clean up and gets that bacon to the perfect point of crispy!


Then in the morning as I’m yelling  gently reminding the girls to hurry up, I start to pull together my AWESOME breakfast!  Today, I cranked up the oven and rolled out some crescent dough.  I stuffed the dough with my ready to go Butterball Turkey Bacon, adding  cheese to some, and let the magic begin! 


In just a few minutes the house was filled with the intoxicating aroma of that “weekend breakfast smell” but without all the work!  The amazing part, my kids came running down the stairs, eager to eat!  I simply added a side of fresh fruit, a glass of milk and my quick and delish breakfast was ready. 


As predicted my daughters loved this meal, and even the Hubby grabbed one on the way out the door to work.  Confession: Thanks to the Turkey bacon and little creative thinking, I felt just a little bit like Martha Stewart. Maybe next week I will conquer the quiche!


This post is sponsored by Butterball Canada. In exchange this review, I have received special perks in the form of products and monetary compensation. All opinions on this blog are my own.


  1. oh yum….these sound wonderful…and a nice portable breakfast as well…bacon and cheese….mmmm…

  2. ooh! those breakkie roll-ups? kinda genius! 🙂

  3. You could give Martha a run for her money, indeed!

    I’m saying these look awesome and i’m a vegetarian 🙂

  4. I’ve never tried turkey bacon but your post makes we want to really bad!

  5. What a great recipe, thank you!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Oh I’m going to try this!

  7. Oh.my.goodness! This made my mouth water!

  8. So good! I by far prefer turkey bacon, sadly we don’t get it here in Belgium. We do get turkey salami though.

    Breakfast is such a rush in our house in the mornings, glad you found something so nice and easy to make!

  9. This looks good. We love a having big family breakfast at least once a week, usually during the weekend. Maybe I’ll give this a try this weekend.

  10. Love that you can cook this turkey bacon the night before. I will try this for sure. Thanks for the tip!

  11. I have always wanted to try turkey bacon and this post convinced me to try it! Love the crescent roll idea!

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