Good ideas to utilize that 'free supermarket turkey'

Joined Jan 8, 2008
Everyone gets one right? Local supermarket says if you spend a few hundred bucks, you get a free turkey.

Awesome. I get at least 2 every year (mom-in-law is a vegetarian)

Since we are only 2 people, and no one likes us, so we don't have any friends....we butchered it up, ground up the breasts for burgers/meatballs, brined and sous-vided the legs/thighs in buttermilk, and used the carcass and wings for stock to freeze and some gravy. Can't beat that for free!

The other we'll use for a big pot of stock/soup that we can freeze.
Joined Jan 8, 2008
I don't like you much anymore.

I sent you a few reply. What gives? I may be on the east coast, but I know when I'm being ignored.... show you...I took my knives to get professionally sharpened today. so pfft.
Joined Feb 13, 2008
I never received said emails. They may have come during The Great Computer Meltdown; but I swear to God I never got them. You should like me again. I can use quality friendship.

Maybe there's an email address problem or something. One thing though, I definitely lost your phone number and email addresses.

Joined Jul 28, 2006
we should all spam him LOL!

Seriously, though: there's so much good meat on turkey. At our house, it's such a favorite, I do one for no reason except because we like it. HubbyDearest and I were at the daughter's for Thanksgiving dinner. So on Saturday I cooked a turkey at our house just to get the leftovers. We watched The Christmas Story during dinner. (about the boy that wants a Red Ryder BB gun). We have been enjoying hot turkey sandwiches flooded with gravy & stuffing on the side, turkey rice soup, cold turkey sandwiches with mayo & cranberry sauce, and today I put the final turkey into green chile turkey enchiladas (cooked in an insert in the pressure cooker---turned out wonderful).


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Joined Mar 29, 2002
I've made some tamales and some individual ramekin pot pies for the freezer for quick snacks and meals.
Joined Feb 1, 2007
Watch it, AmazingGrace. You could take your eye out with that thing. :lol:

We usually get at least two turkeys this time of year, for use later on. One of them get smoked, whole. The other---depends on whim and other factors.
Joined Mar 21, 2008
Take the breasts off and thin slice and bread for cutlets, use the thighs for cold sandwiches/soups/tacos/where ever you could use beef, turn the carcass into soup or stock. I freeze the stock in ice cube trays so I can grab whatever I need from the deep freeze.
Joined Dec 23, 2004
I love to cut the leftover turkey into small chunks and fry it in a pan with butter til it's crispy, especially the dark meat. MMMMMmmm! Probably a heart attack waiting to happen but so tasty.
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