Monday, November 29, 2010

Big birds

A few years ago, we had a 42-pound turkey, and we cooked only the breast for Thanksgiving dinner, which weighed 24 pounds. There were eight meat eaters at the dinner, and we sent some home with guests. Then we ate turkey until we were ready to gag if someone even said the word "turkey" -- turkey tetrazzini, Mexican turkey casserole, turkey broccoli casserole, turkey and rice soup -- so we finally fed the remainder to our very happy dogs.

Now, if we have anything more than about 25 pounds, we cut it up and grind it up, which is what we did last night with a 32-pound turkey. After grinding up eight or nine pounds of breast meat, we decided to just freeze the legs, thighs, and wings whole. We froze most of the ground breast meat, but I'm going to use some of it today to make turkey chili. This is definitely a chili kind of day.


The Apple Pie Gal said...

Wow! That IS a big bird! Not only were you turkey'd out, probably sleepy too ;)

Tiggeriffic said...

WOW~! 25 pounds..Now that is a big turkey~!
Good idea to grind it up ~!
I remember when I was little we didn't have a lot of money, my mom put the carcass of the turkey bones in a big pot of water and she cleaned off all the meat and made turkey vegetable soup...
ta ta for now from Iowa

Velva said...

Holy cow!!!! Impressive. That is a lot of turkey...42lbs or 25 lbs. Cheers to you!!!


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