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DON’T BE "THAT" GAY AT FRIENDSGIVING

Ok. Real talk. THIS is important. A lot of us in the gay community don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, but we DO celebrate Friendsgiving. A get-together with your chosen family, the people you genuinely care about. And the best part? No intolerant or homophobic relatives! But you know what's not cool? SHOWING UP EMPTY HANDED. It's just plain tacky boo-boo broke busted booger boofing douche canoe behavior. So don’t let that be you!



Friendsgiving means we are all coming together for the shared experience of being grateful for one another. What better way to embody the holiday spirit than by taking the initiative to contribute a dish? Instead of waiting for the host to assign you a task, be a true friend and offer your assistance. I understand that not everyone has the ability to cook or afford certain items, and that's okay. However, even simple gestures like offering to bring beverages, ice, or sides can be considerate and effective. And perhaps the most thoughtful and helpful offer of all: lending a hand with the clean-up afterward. If you’re not bringing anything to the table, what should your friends be thankful for? And NOOOO DIVA, your presence is not enough!



It's incredibly easy to become consumed by our own lives and overlook the fact that, while we may have our own struggles, friends are experiencing even more challenging situations - and some who face lesser burdens. Take a moment to detach from your phone and genuinely connect with the people around you, making a sincere effort to check up on them. That alone can go a long way for someone struggling with mental health issues. It's no secret that many within the LGBTQ+ community lack the support of their biological families. Our community is their only refuge. It's our responsibility to watch out for one another.


With all that said, I’m here to share a SUPER easy Air Fryer Turkey Breast for you to break out at this year's Friendsgiving! What are some of your favorite dishes?




Air Fryer Turkey Breast

PREP TIME:5 mins

COOK TIME:40 mins

TOTAL TIME:45 mins

SERVINGS: 6 SERVINGS

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 turkey breasts boneless, skin on

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon salt to taste

  • ½ teaspoon pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 360°F.

  2. Rub turkey breast with olive oil on both sides. Add poultry seasoning, salt and pepper.

  3. Place turkey breast in preheated air fryer, skin side down. Air fry for 20 minutes.

  4. Flip turkey and air fry for 25-30 minutes or until internal temperature reads 165°F.

  5. Move from air fryer basket to a plate. Cover loosely with foil and rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

NOTES

Don't rest the turkey in the air fryer basket. It will continue to cook.

If you prefer fresh herbs, omit poultry seasoning and use sage, rosemary, and thyme.

Check the turkey about 10 minutes into the second timer. The times may vary depending on the size of the turkey breasts and the size of the air fryer.


Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 56g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 140mg | Sodium: 923mg | Potassium: 634mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 62IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2mg


Tips For Perfect Turkey Breast In The Air Fryer

  • Start skin side down. The weight of the breast will help sear the skin on the bottom of the air fryer and give you the perfect crispy skin. This also helps keep it in place, so it doesn’t shrink.

  • Check the turkey breast early. The size and shape of the turkey breast as well as the size and shape of the air fryer will change the length of time you need to cook the breast. Start checking it about 30 minutes in.

  • Rest, rest, rest! Rest the turkey breast for around 10 minutes before cutting it to help the juices settle. This gives you the perfect chance to get the gravy made.

  • Don’t forget the cranberry sauce. We always forget it in the fridge!

  • Turkey needs to be cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F. Use an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the largest part of the breast.

  • If the turkey breast is bone-in, they will take about an extra 10 minutes.


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