The Turkey

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Registered: 05-25-1999
The Turkey
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Wed, 11-16-2011 - 5:04pm

I used to fix about a 12# turkey twice a year. They were never bad, but one year I had to have more people than usual. So I fixed a 20# one. It was dry and I didn't like it at all.

Last fall I was going to have company so I happen to come across a 8# turkey and I want to tell you that it was the best turkey I had ever eaten anywhere. It was tender and juicy. Not fat either. And the next day you just wanted more.....

Then one day on the Food Network I heard a chef say instead of doing a 20 pounder do 2 10-12 pounders because they would taste better and be a better quality than that big one... and the time you would save in the roasting and worry about getting it done would save your nerves for the whole day....... You know he is right... I know some people think that there is some sort of pride in saying that "I did a 25# bird this year" but the truth is that rarely are they that good. I think I would like people to say that She fixed the best turkey I had ever had.......

Just my opinion......lol



Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
In reply to: emty_nstr
Fri, 11-18-2011 - 10:04pm
I agree! get that bargain price, turkey is good for ANY occasion!
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iVillage Member
Registered: 08-18-2011
In reply to: emty_nstr
Fri, 11-18-2011 - 11:54am
I never would have thought to buy two turkeys. At Christmas we're doing a smaller turkey and a ham, but maybe I can remember this for next Thanksgiving.
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-17-2000
In reply to: emty_nstr
Fri, 11-18-2011 - 1:05am
I bought 2 turkeys today, one to freeze & one for Thanksgiving. They were both a little over 15 lbs. I paid 39 cents a pound. I like to have a turkey or 2 in the freezer for eating throughout the year & the holiday season is the only time they are affordable!!


iVillage Member
Registered: 11-18-2008
In reply to: emty_nstr
Thu, 11-17-2011 - 1:00pm
What a great idea. I had never thought of that! I have an 18# bird this year. Next year I might just go for two smaller ones.
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Registered: 05-17-2001
In reply to: emty_nstr
Thu, 11-17-2011 - 12:52pm
I heard that a few years ago on Food Network also. I agree too, I wish I had known that when my parents were cooking a 20+# bird every year, and evey year they were pretty dry. Good thing we had a lot of gravy...lol. Not sure hwo big ours will be this year, my MIL is buying it. I'm thinking not over 10# though. Last year it as about 9#, and it was great.

~Misty~


 


Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
In reply to: emty_nstr
Wed, 11-16-2011 - 7:33pm
I absolutely agree!
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iVillage Member
Registered: 05-22-2001
In reply to: emty_nstr
Wed, 11-16-2011 - 6:37pm
I agree with you. The same goes for hams too. You dont have to get up as early either!

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Registered: 10-01-2002
In reply to: emty_nstr
Wed, 11-16-2011 - 5:08pm
I totally agree I do small ones and they come out so much better than those larger ones..

Thanks for your input...
I hope you had a nice 50th. So what did you have for that special day to eat...
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