Thursday, November 12, 2015

Turkey Time

If you're planning on having turkey for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas, get it as soon as you can. There is a shortage of turkeys this year (a real one this time) so they are going fast. What will be left, if any, the few days before Thanksgiving will be the most expensive ones.

Which  ones are the best? Well, any of them, if you're going to believe the butcher. Really, the brand name turkeys are not any better than the "generic" ones, but if you really need butter under the skin, it's easy to put a tiny slit in the skin or slip a little butter under the edge of it. Why pay so much for someone else to do it?

Turkey is one of the cheapest meats there is, even if you pay the higher price for it. If you make broth from the carcass, you will waste very little of it. Buy as big a turkey as you can afford because the leftovers will provide many tasty and inexpensive meals over the next year, until they go on sale again!


  1. I don't care for the bird myself except, of course, on Thanksgiving Day. But it definitely renders a lot of nutritious food. Thanks for the post, Pat.

  2. If you don't care for it, it wouldn't make sense to buy it, no matter what the cost! :)