Let’s Talk Turkey

let's talk turkeyMost people think of turkeys as just a Thanksgiving food.

But not me.

A turkey can be one of the best meat values around – if you watch for the low price and stock up.

From now till Christmas grocery stores will be having some great turkey prices, and I’ve been filling the freezer.

I found it works well to put them in a row at the very bottom of my chest freezer since I don’t use them often. They are out of the way there and help push everything else closer to the top.

I just have one of the kids hold my ankles when I go in for one!

Often during the winter months we will roast one for a meal, complete with potatoes and stuffing. Then we take the leftover meat off the bones and put them in bags in the freezer to use in a variety of casseroles in the weeks to come.

(Did you know that you can substitute cooked turkey for any casserole that calls for cooked chicken?)

The bones will be put in the crock pot on low with celery, carrots, onions, water, and sage leaves to cook into the most amazing broth.

Just thinking about that turkey broth in a turkey-noodle soup is making my mouth water!

Other turkeys we will smoke or do a “mock-smoke” and use for sandwiches. It’s a great, inexpensive way to feed a large group of people.

I know it won’t work for everybody – but stocking up on cheap turkey now sure works well for me!

I’ve linked this post up with Works for Me Wednesday at We are That Family.

5 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Turkey

  1. Love your enthusiasm. Such good ideas. During winter, it is sooo cold, I think I could keep extra frozen turkeys in the back of my van 😉 Whatcha think? ha ha~

    Happy Birthday, belated, to Nathan!

    ~Cinnamon

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  2. Sounds like our house too! I already have one turkey in the freezer, and it’s not for Thanksgiving 🙂 Now that we have a chest freezer, I will be adding at least one more. We do the same thing — have a nice “turkey” dinner one night, then comes casseroles, pot pie, quiche… and of course stock!

    Yep, I’m hungry now!

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  3. I decided to do this, too! Plenty of freezer space and the price of beef in our area is predicted to go through the roof, so turkeys it is….. Our local store is offering a 69 cent per lb price and tomorrow only, we get $7 off on top of that. WooHoo!!!!

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