As we approach Thanksgiving Day, grocery stores generally put their frozen turkeys on sale. Currently in our local Safeway store, they are selling turkeys that are over 16 pounds for 27 cents a pound. Think about that for a minute ..... 27 cents a pound! Each year I really look forward to this time of year because it is when I stock up on turkeys for the year. I usually will buy 6. I cook one for Thanksgiving and one for Christmas. The others I will cook throughout the year saving the meat to use in any recipe that calls for cooked chicken. I typically measure out approximately 4 cups of meat and freeze it in quart size baggies. The baggies take up much less space in the freezer than the turkeys themselves, and they are so convenient to grab when needed. It never ceases to amaze me that I can get a huge turkey for around $6.00, and that $6.00 covers the main ingredient in numerous meals for my family.
And while we are talking turkeys, here is a possible gift idea. If you know someone who is newly married or someone just starting out on their own, why not buy a roasting pan and put a turkey baster, box of stuffing, a can of cranberry sauce, can of pumpkin, and your favorite holiday recipes inside of it. You could even include a gift certificate to a grocery store so that they can buy their holiday turkey.
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