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Old Nov 26th 2005, 8:29 pm
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Maybe we already did this one?
This is not just USA, certainly the same in UK. Over the years we have bought frozen turkeys, fresh turkeys & really fresh supa dupa expensive natural, free range, health food fed $48 turkey. Frankly, I think frozen, has been the winner more times then fresh. The most expensive fancy, hormone free, free range one was tough & stringy. My wife's said maybe the free range turkey got tough & stringy from all the running around it did.
As an addendum to my limited Turkey knowledge, I did work Saturdays and after school at a REAL UK butchers. I remember a couple of weeks before Xmas hand plucking & pulling (Fink that is what it was called) a ton of birds. I do mean Turkeys, few Capons & some Pheasants.
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Old Nov 26th 2005, 9:01 pm
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Fresh around here, but then FIL gets a large fresh turkey free from the boss, boss gives them out every thanks giving and x-mas, just name the size you want and you get one...I think it's because the boss either has a brother, or brother in law that runs a turkey farm and gets a discount rate for getting so many turkeys...

Really nice one this year
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Fresh around here, but then FIL gets a large fresh turkey free from the boss, boss gives them out every thanks giving and x-mas, just name the size you want and you get one...I think it's because the boss either has a brother, or brother in law that runs a turkey farm and gets a discount rate for getting so many turkeys...

Really nice one this year
My dearly departed Mother In Law was a Bank Manager, she got a Turkey for Thanksgiving & Xmas. I always said the Bank, were to tight to give her bonus. Turkey give away, seems to be a biggy in USA.
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Well growing up it was always fresh here though I always buy frozen.My dad knew the farmer and the bird would arrive Christmas Eve having just been killed,fresh as they come.Huge bird as we would have loads of people for christmas dinner.
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the cheapest...I guess that's frozen....I cook mine in the bag with a can of chicken broth...they come out lovely and moist and it's less cooking time
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Old Nov 26th 2005, 10:47 pm
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Originally Posted by frrussre
My dearly departed Mother In Law was a Bank Manager, she got a Turkey for Thanksgiving & Xmas. I always said the Bank, were to tight to give her bonus. Turkey give away, seems to be a biggy in USA.
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It's not a bad bonus though...decent turkeys aren't cheap...shocked me looking at the prices at the local co-op *l*
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It's not a bad bonus though...decent turkeys aren't cheap...shocked me looking at the prices at the local co-op *l*
I think i must have got a blinder - got my 20 pound fresh young turkey for 18 dollars from harris teeter (posh grocers)

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I think i must have got a blinder - got my 20 pound fresh young turkey for 18 dollars from harris teeter (posh grocers)
That's pretty good going

It's seeing all the weird turkeys milling around by the side of the road that kind of creep me out *l*
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Originally Posted by clydegirl
Well growing up it was always fresh here though I always buy frozen.My dad knew the farmer and the bird would arrive Christmas Eve having just been killed,fresh as they come.Huge bird as we would have loads of people for christmas dinner.
Same here. Dad's best friend was a butcher. Think it might be fresh next year. Hubby told the 9 year old that you can go to a place where you pick your turkey and they kill and pluck it in front of you. Son really wants to go.:scared:
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Originally Posted by Bob
That's pretty good going

It's seeing all the weird turkeys milling around by the side of the road that kind of creep me out *l*
huh ...turkeys milling around at the side of the road?? do they have little sticks over their shoulders with a red and white spotted kerchief on the end??
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Originally Posted by Celtic_Angel
huh ...turkeys milling around at the side of the road?? do they have little sticks over their shoulders with a red and white spotted kerchief on the end??
Cheeky

There's just loads of wild turkeys around in Maine, not a endangered species anymore whatever they say
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Originally Posted by Celtic_Angel
the cheapest...I guess that's frozen....I cook mine in the bag with a can of chicken broth...they come out lovely and moist and it's less cooking time
I find the cheapest is usually the best ticket as well. Used to cook mine in a bag, but then I bought a roaster and since I don't usually make a huge turkey anymore, that works really well. Also, its a good idea to rub that thing down with loads of butter (and put some butter under the skin as well)
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Originally Posted by Bob
Cheeky

There's just loads of wild turkeys around in Maine, not a endangered species anymore whatever they say
does this mean that you eat a lot of wild turkey then?...a cheap meal and great exercise all rolled into one
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Originally Posted by Celtic_Angel
does this mean that you eat a lot of wild turkey then?...a cheap meal and great exercise all rolled into one
You know Bob was out hunting turkeys , driving around his vast estate in his Range Rover dressed in tweed and gumboots with bird dogs and a man servant that helped him to reload his 12 guages
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does this mean that you eat a lot of wild turkey then?...a cheap meal and great exercise all rolled into one
Oh god no...to much effort to bother go hunting...though hoping the extended family bag a few deer, be nice to get some steaks free...and whatever else gets hunted...hmmm...
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