The Tale of the Twelve Dollar Turkey

Just before Thanksgiving there are always great deals on turkeys. This year I bought an extra one for $12.00 and stashed it in the freezer. Here’s what my $12.00 bought me.
For starters, we had a roasted turkey dinner, but that didn’t even put a dent in it. Even though Michael only carved one half of the breast there was still more than enough sliced for sandwiches. Bella and Lizzie will benefit from all the dark meat in a batch of Bella and Lizzies Chicken and Brown Rice with Veggies, substituting turkey. The carcass went into the soup pot. The meat picked from the bones and eight cups of the broth was used in Turkey Poblano Chowder, but at least another quart of broth was left. Some of the remaining white meat was turned into turkey salad, and what was left after that went into Dog Treats for the girls. That twelve dollar turkey has had quite a work out! I’m glad turkeys are on sale only once a year.
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Fresh Tomato, Spinach and Tortellini Soup        Turkey Poblano Chowder

Speaking of work outs, my stickies have had quite a work out this week as well. Sunday’s turkey slid to Monday because we decided to go out to eat. Meatless Monday’s Fresh Tomato, Spinach, and Tortellini Soup then slid to Tuesday. Wednesday we decided we should use up the leftovers, so that slid the Turkey Poblano Chowder to Thursday, but that didn’t happen either. Michael’s mother’s chemo treatment took longer than expected, so he wanted to take her out to eat before we took her home.
Pretty much, nothing has gone according to plan, and I love it!
Be thankful for what life gives you.

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