Your family’s food bill is a great place to “Save all you can.” In this video, Joshua Bevan shows how easy it is to grill a turkey that was on sale for the Thanksgiving holiday. It is so easy, anyone can do it, any time of year!
Hey, Joshua Bevan here learning how to earn all I can, save all I can so I can give all I can. It’s not too often that I get to do a save all you can video, but I just love this time of year. Uh, right now, we’re mid-November, and because of the holidays that are coming up, you can get a great deal uh on a turkey, a whole turkey.
5 bucks for this 16 lb Turkey. Great Deal.
So I’m super excited about all the fun that we’re gonna have actually preparing this bird, it’s going to be delicious food, but the best part is, all that money that we’re saving on all those meals, we’re going to actually be able to put to good use, to better the world around us, and that’s the best part about of it of all.
If you want some more videos on exactly what I’m doing to prepare, uh, I’m going to put some links up on joshuabevan.com/grilledturkey.
So I’m going to go ahead and chop this up. I’m gonna chop this turkey up into pieces and that’s going to be perfect for grilling. You know, the inside of the box thinking is that we have to roast this turkey, and we have to roast it whole, and augh, that’s just such a pain. But oh my gosh, if you prepare a turkey right, it can be delicious for leftovers, for sandwiches, all kinds of good meat, you know, this 16 lb bird is going to feed my family for days and days, so it’s gonna be a great thing and I’m super excited.
There ya go, basically now we have all our turkey in pieces. These pieces are gonna be perfect for grilling and what we, what we have left is this carcass here, that still has good meat on it so what I’m gonna do, is I’m gonna put it in a little stock pot right over here, with all of the uh you know, special prizes that, that came inside the bird. Put water in there, put some vegetables, and boil that, and, and then eventually I’m gonna strain it and pick the meat off. That’s gonna be good soup, with the vegetables, maybe we’ll put some either rice or pasta in there with it, maybe potatoes, but that’s gonna be a really good soup, and it’s basically free! That is with whatever’s leftover from this meal, so that’s gonna save a lot. That’s a whole meal basically free.
Awesome. Now on to the brine.
Now brine is basically sugar and salt in a water solution. Some people like to put extra spices in there, but me personally I think it’s a waste because I like to put all the spices on later in a rub, and I’ll show you that later on.
So basically what I put in my brine is kosher salt, and honey, and I’ve made some hot water right here, and we’re just gonna pour them in and stir them in and make sure that they dissolve very well.
Turkey Brine Recipe
1 Gallon Water
2 cups Kosher Salt
1 1/3 cups Honey
Great, so that’s dissolving in there perfectly. If you want all the exact measurements go to joshuabevan.com/grilledturkey.
So what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna take that brine and we’re gonna pour it just into a regular cooler, this is a regular picnic cooler, and we’re gonna pour it right in there (pouring noise…..), get it all in there perfectly. Now it’s still quite hot but what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna cool it down with some ice. I got some ice cubes right here, we’re just gonna pour that right in there (ice cube noise….). Now we’re gonna let that sit and make sure it cools before we put our turkey pieces in there. We don’t want it to be hot at all because if it’s hot then it’s gonna cook our turkey and that’s a bad thing.
So what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna take all of our pieces and just put them right in there, right in the brine.
Now I’m gonna leave this 4 to 8 hours in this cooler, and the cooler is gonna keep it nice and, nice and cold so I can just leave it out in the garage or in a good corner of the kitchen where nobody’s gonna bother it. I’m gonna go about 12 hours on this one though because of the timing that I want to serve for lunch tomorrow. But for the, through the magic of video editing, I’ll see you in a couple of seconds!
Now comes the fun part. I get to grill today.
So I let my turkey soak overnight in the brine. Oh man, that looks delicious. So what I’m going to do is take these pieces out of here. Let them dry off. Let them get up to room temperature. I’m gonna put a dry rub of super-secret herbs and spices on there. No. I’m kidding. Go to JoshuaBevan.com/GrilledTurkey. I’ll put the whole recipe for my special dry rub on there. It’s delicious.
Poultry Dry Rub Recipe
3 Tablespoon Cumin
3 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
1 Tablespoon Black Pepper
1 Tablespoon Cayenne Pepper
1 Tablespoon Oregano
After the dry rub, we throw them on the grill. And then, when we take them off, let them sit on the counter for a little bit. And then comes carving time.
So after I let the turkey rest so that all the moisture and flavors get locked in, I’ll carve the breasts and thighs into nice thick slices. And then after that I’m gonna put some of that delicious meat onto sourdough bread, with some lettuce, and tomatoes, and pickles, and give it a good spread of my famous white barbeque sauce (I’ll put the recipe for that up on joshuabevan.com also)
White BBQ Sauce Recipe
2 cups Mayonaise
1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Tablespoon Horse Radish
1 Tablespoon Black Pepper
1 Tablespoon Yellow Mustard
1 Tablespoon Garlic Salt
1 Tablespoon Honey
Now, this is a tasty sandwich! I hope that this video gives YOU the courage to try something new for your family. Make sure to share those experiences below, um, in the comments section, and especially if you want to invite me over for dinner, just write your address underneath. So, remember that the kitchen and, in this case, the backyard grill, is a great place to save all you can! I’m going to keep enjoying this delicious meal, I’ll see you later, have more fun! MMMMM……
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We all have people in our live that love us, but always try to talk us out of our dreams. In this video, Joshua Bevan shows us how it is possible to keep those people in our lives and continue to pursue our own vision of success.
Different Vision of Success
Hey there, Joshua Bevan here from JoshuaBevan.com learning how to earn all I can, save all I can, so I can give all I can. I just got in from a week unwinding in Big Bear, CA. As you can see, I’ve got the mountain scruff going on here. Before I get back in to the swing of things, I wanted to shoot this quick video about success.
Now we all have people in our lives that are very close to us but always seem to shoot us down. They call themselves “realists.” Their advice is “practical.” Well I have friends who call these people the crabs in our lives. For those who haven’t heard it, I won’t tell the crab story right now, but I hope someone will post a link below for you to check out.
I know that can be very frustrating; working hard to accomplish a goal and someone close to you suggests that you put it on hold for a while. Maybe it’s too big of a dream for right now.
One thing that I’ve learned over the years is that those people love me and want the best for me.
Success looks different to every person. The problem comes when my vision of success looks completely different from theirs. Even though to me it feels like they are standing my way, to them it looks like they are being loving and supportive – they are just supporting a different vision.
What’s the solution? Dump everyone that doesn’t see my future like I do? No.
That’s what I used to think, I used to push them away. But you can’t do that. These are close friends and family. They are people who love us. Here’s the best bit of advice that I’ve ever received:
Surround yourself with positive people.
Surround yourself with positive people.
Surround yourself with positive people.
The more positivity around you, the easier it gets to strike a balance. The easier it gets to separate. To thank them. Use their energy, love and support, but ignore their advice. It gets easier and easier every time I add one more positive person in my life. The see-saw starts to tip in my favor. Focusing on success begins to get easier. Huge goals start to get closer and closer.
I want you to achieve your goals. Tell me about what your vision of success looks like. Leave a comment down below or sent me a private facebook message. We’ve got this.
I’ll see you later, have more fun!
Saving Money is like Saving Planet Earth: How Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling can Fix your Finances
There are plenty of money-saving tips to be found these days. Everywhere you look, people are encouraging each other to cut back on grocery bills, phone bills, and kids’ extra-curricular activities in an effort to survive the down economy. However, it does not take expensive How-To Books or seminars to learn how to live frugally. You and your family can come out ahead if you incorporate a simple mantra into your lives: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
As is the case when considering our landfills and limited resources on Earth, the first way to make a big difference in your finances is by Reducing. In other words, determine what is important to you and cut out the rest! Do you need subscriptions to eight different magazines that you never read, or do you have one favorite? Do you savor the experience of dining out alone to the same extent as you enjoy dining out with friends and family? Notice there is not necessarily a need to cut out ALL luxuries in order to help your finances; once you determine which luxuries are completely unnecessary to you, you can cut expenses without even noticing a change in your lifestyle.
You can help yourself and the planet when you learn to Reuse. If you determine that you need a new “thing” for your household (furniture, dishes, toys, books, and so on), look for a place other than a retail store from which to obtain it. Websites like Craigslist and Freecycle are good places to start looking for non-consumable items that you can get for free or cheap prices, and are places that you can sell your unwanted items for a little extra cash. There are many items that people do not use to their full capacity and are ready to be passed on in great condition, thus saving you money and saving space in the landfills. This will also encourage you to think twice about whether you really need that item, as often times while researching an item online you can find another option altogether.
The other side to the ‘reuse’ coin is to Recycle: put an ordinary item to use in a different way than it was intended. For example, use old dryer-sheets for dusting, use paper bags for textbook covers, or use discarded printouts as notepaper or coloring paper for kids. Check out Helium for more great ideas, and keep an ear open for ideas of how your friends and collogues use everyday items in a new way.
These tips can become part of your and your family’s lives on a daily basis, regardless of economic climate. When you learn to live within your means and be happy doing so, the benefits will far outweigh any sacrifices.
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While building his businesses from the ground up, Joshua Bevan sought out some of the best mentorship. He has learned that the path to success is difficult and simple at the same time. Joshua has committed his life to learning how to, “Earn all you can. Save all you can. Give all you can.” Through videos, blogs and speaking events, he will pass that knowledge forward.