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Fri Nov 20, 2015, 09:05 PM

Argument with my sister -

How big a turkey to feed four of us? All women, but two of us can eat some turkey! Plus leftovers are imperative.

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Reply Argument with my sister - (Original post)
Tipperary Nov 2015 OP
elleng Nov 2015 #1
Tipperary Nov 2015 #3
elleng Nov 2015 #6
Liberal Jesus Freak Nov 2015 #2
Tipperary Nov 2015 #4
Kali Nov 2015 #5
dem in texas Nov 2015 #7
Tipperary Nov 2015 #10
Freddie Nov 2015 #8
Tipperary Nov 2015 #9
Snobblevitch Nov 2015 #11

Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2015, 09:16 PM

1. I'll only say I always disagreed with my husband about how big a turkey to get.

There were usually only 4 of us, including 2 daughters who grew over the years, but he always wanted 20+ lbs.

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 20, 2015, 09:20 PM

3. See, I'm in your husband's side of the argument lol!

But losing to ma and sis. My gf is on my side (I think).

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Response to Tipperary (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 20, 2015, 09:25 PM

6. Well, have fun!

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2015, 09:16 PM

2. 15 to 18 pounds should do it.

We do 12 pounds for 3 of us with lots of leftovers

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Response to Liberal Jesus Freak (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 20, 2015, 09:21 PM

4. Ok, that helps. Because I always make a ton

of stuffing too!

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2015, 09:24 PM

5. if you really do want a lot and you have room,

do two smaller birds, they just come out better

I am like you, can't have enough leftovers!

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 12:23 AM

7. Used to cook a Tom Turkey - Lots of meat

Years ago when my kids were young, I'd buy a tom turkey, Don't think they even sell them anymore. They are about twice the size of the ones now sold in the stores and much cheaper than a turkey hen. I'd bake the turkey and make lots of cornbread dressing. I'd save all the good broth and juices from the turkey. After we'd had the big Thanksgiving meal, I'd take all the meat off the turkey bones and put cornbread dressing and turkey in freezer containers, enough to feed 5. I'd spoon some of the turkey broth over it all to keep it moist and put the containers in the freezer for future meals. Usually get 4 or 5 meals off the turkey, plus the day after snacking on the turkey. What a treat for the kids to have turkey and dressing on a dreary January day.

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Response to dem in texas (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 11:19 AM

10. Your post makes me hungry!

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 07:21 AM

8. Just got a 19-lb turkey

For 6 adults, 1 teenager and 2 little ones. Will be plenty. We mostly like the white meat and give the leftover dark meat (careful to remove any bones and tendons) to the family pets. Leftover white meat is wonderful of course.
Our turkey was free with Giant points.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 11:18 AM

9. I like the white meat, but everyone else

likes the dark, so it works out well!

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Response to Tipperary (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 26, 2015, 12:42 AM

11. I find it interesting that most Americans prefer

the white meat from both turkey and chicken. Our family prefers the more flavorful dark meat, the thighs.

I find the white meat of both chicken and turkey to be somewhat bland.

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