Friday, November 16, 2007
I failed to mention a few things in my post about turkey. Some people buy a fresh turkey, some people buy a fresh, free-range, organic turkey, some people buy a frozen turkey. I buy frozen. I've tried others and, for my family, it's not worth the price of the others. We are more of a side dish family and, while we enjoy the turkey, it's not a big deal. That said, I'll tell you that I even buy the cheapest frozen turkey I can find (you free-range, organic people probably just clicked away forever!). For the past four or five years, I have purchased the Giant Eagle brand frozen turkey. I make friends with the butchers in my grocery stores and it pays. The butcher at GE has told me that Honeysuckle White packages their turkeys. Same turkey, different wrapper. I've never been disappointed. It's moist and tasty. I guess my point is, don't make a decision based on label.
Another thing. We have several drumstick lovers, mostly the kids. They used to fight over the two drumsticks, and it was usually a waste because the drumsticks on large turkeys are so huge. We would draw straws over who got them and then the winners would take three bites and be done. And then, of course, no one else wants to eat it. Now, I buy a package of turkey drumsticks and roast them for the last hour or so that the turkey's in. So, now we have five or six drumsticks at every Thanksgiving dinner.