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  1. #1
    Marilyn Guest

    Default It's turkey time again

    I'm watching the grocery ads for turkey to go on sale, but on Saturday, I
    realized I still had two turkeys in the freezer from last year. Took one
    out and roasted it for Sunday dinner, then made turkey soup with homemade
    noodles for dinner today. Lastly, because this is a preserving group after
    all, I took the rest of the turkey and canned it. I ended up with six pints
    of turkey chunks, just right for making soup or turkey salad for sandwiches.

    Oh, I forgot to mention, I started with a 22-lb. turkey. The cheapest I've
    seen it so far this month has been 69 cents a pound. I'm hoping it will
    drop to 29 or 39 cents a pound in the next week or so.

    --
    -Marilyn



  2. #2
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: It's turkey time again

    In article <hdb18e$l5h$[email protected]>,
    "Marilyn" <return.to.sender@ad[email protected]> wrote:

    > I'm watching the grocery ads for turkey to go on sale, but on Saturday, I
    > realized I still had two turkeys in the freezer from last year. Took one
    > out and roasted it for Sunday dinner, then made turkey soup with homemade
    > noodles for dinner today. Lastly, because this is a preserving group after
    > all, I took the rest of the turkey and canned it. I ended up with six pints
    > of turkey chunks, just right for making soup or turkey salad for sandwiches.
    >
    > Oh, I forgot to mention, I started with a 22-lb. turkey. The cheapest I've
    > seen it so far this month has been 69 cents a pound. I'm hoping it will
    > drop to 29 or 39 cents a pound in the next week or so.


    They are currently $.40 per lb. with additional $10.00 purchase here.

    Incentive to defrost the freezer and make room. <g>
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  3. #3
    Marilyn Guest

    Default Re: It's turkey time again

    "Omelet" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]..
    > In article <hdb18e$l5h$[email protected]>,
    > "Marilyn" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I'm watching the grocery ads for turkey to go on sale, but on Saturday, I
    >> realized I still had two turkeys in the freezer from last year. Took one
    >> out and roasted it for Sunday dinner, then made turkey soup with homemade
    >> noodles for dinner today. Lastly, because this is a preserving group
    >> after
    >> all, I took the rest of the turkey and canned it. I ended up with six
    >> pints
    >> of turkey chunks, just right for making soup or turkey salad for
    >> sandwiches.
    >>
    >> Oh, I forgot to mention, I started with a 22-lb. turkey. The cheapest
    >> I've
    >> seen it so far this month has been 69 cents a pound. I'm hoping it will
    >> drop to 29 or 39 cents a pound in the next week or so.

    >
    > They are currently $.40 per lb. with additional $10.00 purchase here.
    >
    > Incentive to defrost the freezer and make room. <g>
    > --
    > Peace! Om
    >


    Yep. I had my husband scrape ice from the freezer when he brought up the
    turkey. 40 cents a pound is still a good price. I usually get them from
    Safeway where you have to purchase $25 in groceries (and that includes the
    turkey) and have a club card. In my household, we have three family members
    with cards that are not linked together so even if there's a limit of
    turkeys per sale period, we get around it by using all the cards.

    The turkey had to be a year old and yet it was fine. No freezer burn at
    all.

    --
    -Marilyn



  4. #4
    Wilson Guest

    Default Re: It's turkey time again

    sometime in the recent past Omelet posted this:
    > In article <hdb18e$l5h$[email protected]>,
    > "Marilyn" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I'm watching the grocery ads for turkey to go on sale, but on Saturday, I
    >> realized I still had two turkeys in the freezer from last year. Took one
    >> out and roasted it for Sunday dinner, then made turkey soup with homemade
    >> noodles for dinner today. Lastly, because this is a preserving group after
    >> all, I took the rest of the turkey and canned it. I ended up with six pints
    >> of turkey chunks, just right for making soup or turkey salad for sandwiches.
    >>
    >> Oh, I forgot to mention, I started with a 22-lb. turkey. The cheapest I've
    >> seen it so far this month has been 69 cents a pound. I'm hoping it will
    >> drop to 29 or 39 cents a pound in the next week or so.

    >
    > They are currently $.40 per lb. with additional $10.00 purchase here.
    >
    > Incentive to defrost the freezer and make room. <g>

    $0.40/lb. here and the only restriction is 1 per person per day.

    --
    Wilson 44.69, -67.3

  5. #5
    Dan L. Guest

    Default Re: It's turkey time again

    In article <hdcf3l$h5i$[email protected]>,
    Wilson <[email protected]> wrote:

    > sometime in the recent past Omelet posted this:
    > > In article <hdb18e$l5h$[email protected]>,
    > > "Marilyn" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> I'm watching the grocery ads for turkey to go on sale, but on Saturday, I
    > >> realized I still had two turkeys in the freezer from last year. Took one
    > >> out and roasted it for Sunday dinner, then made turkey soup with homemade
    > >> noodles for dinner today. Lastly, because this is a preserving group
    > >> after
    > >> all, I took the rest of the turkey and canned it. I ended up with six
    > >> pints
    > >> of turkey chunks, just right for making soup or turkey salad for
    > >> sandwiches.
    > >>
    > >> Oh, I forgot to mention, I started with a 22-lb. turkey. The cheapest
    > >> I've
    > >> seen it so far this month has been 69 cents a pound. I'm hoping it will
    > >> drop to 29 or 39 cents a pound in the next week or so.

    > >
    > > They are currently $.40 per lb. with additional $10.00 purchase here.
    > >
    > > Incentive to defrost the freezer and make room. <g>

    > $0.40/lb. here and the only restriction is 1 per person per day.


    Hmmm ....

    Two herds of wild turkeys by the back yard pond last week.
    Two of the turkeys are in the freezer. Cost two shells and a game
    license.

    Enjoy Life ... Dan

    --
    Garden in Zone 5 South East Michigan.

  6. #6
    Kathi Jones Guest

    Default Re: It's turkey time again


    "Omelet" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]..
    > In article <hdb18e$l5h$[email protected]>,
    > "Marilyn" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I'm watching the grocery ads for turkey to go on sale, but on Saturday, I
    >> realized I still had two turkeys in the freezer from last year. Took one
    >> out and roasted it for Sunday dinner, then made turkey soup with homemade
    >> noodles for dinner today. Lastly, because this is a preserving group
    >> after
    >> all, I took the rest of the turkey and canned it. I ended up with six
    >> pints
    >> of turkey chunks, just right for making soup or turkey salad for
    >> sandwiches.
    >>
    >> Oh, I forgot to mention, I started with a 22-lb. turkey. The cheapest
    >> I've
    >> seen it so far this month has been 69 cents a pound. I'm hoping it will
    >> drop to 29 or 39 cents a pound in the next week or so.

    >
    > They are currently $.40 per lb. with additional $10.00 purchase here.
    >
    > Incentive to defrost the freezer and make room. <g>
    > --
    > Peace! Om
    >
    > "Human nature seems to be to control other people until they put their
    > foot down."
    > --Steve Rothstein


    you guys are lucky - the best I could find around our Canadian Thanksgiving
    was 99 cents a pound!

    I picked up 2 birds and we ate one...

    Kathi



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  7. #7
    Mimi Guest

    Default Re: It's turkey time again

    My niece told me they are 40¢ a pound here--she works at Wally World.

    I have been canning jellies every weekend to make freezer space for
    two turkeys--we are deep frying them both, we love having the
    leftovers and we are hosting a bit of family and a few friends.

    I really shouldn't be this far behind canning wise for this time of
    year. I bought another freezer last year because I was in school,
    working and sooo busy, I didn't have the time to do any canning for
    that 8 months. The freezer was a blessing though--bought it with
    proceeds from a temp job.

  8. #8
    Marilyn Guest

    Default Re: It's turkey time again

    "Kathi Jones" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >
    > "Omelet" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news[email protected]..
    >> In article <hdb18e$l5h$[email protected]>,
    >> "Marilyn" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> I'm watching the grocery ads for turkey to go on sale, but on Saturday,
    >>> I
    >>> realized I still had two turkeys in the freezer from last year. Took
    >>> one
    >>> out and roasted it for Sunday dinner, then made turkey soup with
    >>> homemade
    >>> noodles for dinner today. Lastly, because this is a preserving group
    >>> after
    >>> all, I took the rest of the turkey and canned it. I ended up with six
    >>> pints
    >>> of turkey chunks, just right for making soup or turkey salad for
    >>> sandwiches.
    >>>
    >>> Oh, I forgot to mention, I started with a 22-lb. turkey. The cheapest
    >>> I've
    >>> seen it so far this month has been 69 cents a pound. I'm hoping it will
    >>> drop to 29 or 39 cents a pound in the next week or so.

    >>
    >> They are currently $.40 per lb. with additional $10.00 purchase here.
    >>
    >> Incentive to defrost the freezer and make room. <g>
    >> --
    >> Peace! Om
    >>
    >> "Human nature seems to be to control other people until they put their
    >> foot down."
    >> --Steve Rothstein

    >
    > you guys are lucky - the best I could find around our Canadian
    > Thanksgiving was 99 cents a pound!
    >
    > I picked up 2 birds and we ate one...
    >
    > Kathi
    >


    Grocery ads came out today. Safeway has them for 27 cents a pound with $25
    minimum purchase. Limit 1 per household per day. I'll be splitting my
    grocery shopping into several days this week.


    --
    -Marilyn



  9. #9
    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: It's turkey time again

    Mimi wrote:
    > My niece told me they are 40¢ a pound here--she works at Wally World.
    >
    > I have been canning jellies every weekend to make freezer space for
    > two turkeys--we are deep frying them both, we love having the
    > leftovers and we are hosting a bit of family and a few friends.
    >
    > I really shouldn't be this far behind canning wise for this time of
    > year. I bought another freezer last year because I was in school,
    > working and sooo busy, I didn't have the time to do any canning for
    > that 8 months. The freezer was a blessing though--bought it with
    > proceeds from a temp job.


    Kroger ad came out today, 27 cents per lb with $20.00 purchase. Didn't
    mention a limit.

    Unfortunately our freezer is completely full.

    I can't figure out why "natural" or "fresh" turkeys are 99 cents a lb
    while frozen, adulterated with butter or saline solution turkeys are 27
    cents. I would much prefer the fresh turkey but hey, 72 cents a lb less
    money works.

  10. #10
    Marilyn Guest

    Default Re: It's turkey time again

    "George Shirley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Mimi wrote:
    >> My niece told me they are 40¢ a pound here--she works at Wally World.
    >>
    >> I have been canning jellies every weekend to make freezer space for
    >> two turkeys--we are deep frying them both, we love having the
    >> leftovers and we are hosting a bit of family and a few friends.
    >>
    >> I really shouldn't be this far behind canning wise for this time of
    >> year. I bought another freezer last year because I was in school,
    >> working and sooo busy, I didn't have the time to do any canning for
    >> that 8 months. The freezer was a blessing though--bought it with
    >> proceeds from a temp job.

    >
    > Kroger ad came out today, 27 cents per lb with $20.00 purchase. Didn't
    > mention a limit.
    >
    > Unfortunately our freezer is completely full.
    >
    > I can't figure out why "natural" or "fresh" turkeys are 99 cents a lb
    > while frozen, adulterated with butter or saline solution turkeys are 27
    > cents. I would much prefer the fresh turkey but hey, 72 cents a lb less
    > money works.



    Well, you could always plan to buy a turkey, bring it home and thaw it out,
    roast it and then can it. Heck, I thaw my turkeys in big container of cold
    water (changing the water frequently) for 24 hours, slather them with
    butter, stick them in the oven in a oven-roasting bag. At that price, you
    could go buy them every other day and can the meat.

    As to why they're more expensive fresh, probably 'cause it's easier to keep
    things frozen then just refrigerated? Plus maybe then they're older, too.
    Around here, you can actually get a fresh, free-range turkey for $2.29 a
    pound.

    --
    -Marilyn



  11. #11
    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: It's turkey time again

    Marilyn wrote:
    > "George Shirley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> Mimi wrote:
    >>> My niece told me they are 40¢ a pound here--she works at Wally World.
    >>>
    >>> I have been canning jellies every weekend to make freezer space for
    >>> two turkeys--we are deep frying them both, we love having the
    >>> leftovers and we are hosting a bit of family and a few friends.
    >>>
    >>> I really shouldn't be this far behind canning wise for this time of
    >>> year. I bought another freezer last year because I was in school,
    >>> working and sooo busy, I didn't have the time to do any canning for
    >>> that 8 months. The freezer was a blessing though--bought it with
    >>> proceeds from a temp job.

    >> Kroger ad came out today, 27 cents per lb with $20.00 purchase. Didn't
    >> mention a limit.
    >>
    >> Unfortunately our freezer is completely full.
    >>
    >> I can't figure out why "natural" or "fresh" turkeys are 99 cents a lb
    >> while frozen, adulterated with butter or saline solution turkeys are 27
    >> cents. I would much prefer the fresh turkey but hey, 72 cents a lb less
    >> money works.

    >
    >
    > Well, you could always plan to buy a turkey, bring it home and thaw it out,
    > roast it and then can it. Heck, I thaw my turkeys in big container of cold
    > water (changing the water frequently) for 24 hours, slather them with
    > butter, stick them in the oven in a oven-roasting bag. At that price, you
    > could go buy them every other day and can the meat.
    >
    > As to why they're more expensive fresh, probably 'cause it's easier to keep
    > things frozen then just refrigerated? Plus maybe then they're older, too.
    > Around here, you can actually get a fresh, free-range turkey for $2.29 a
    > pound.
    >

    We don't care for turkey enough to buy large amounts. One a year is
    plenty for the two of us. We roast it, eat what we want, vacuum bag the
    rest in one meal increments, then cook the carcass, neck, and tail down
    into soup stock and then freeze that for making soup later.

    I reckon if we still had a passel of youngun's at home we would worry
    about it. As it is our kids, grandkids, and greatgrandkids are a
    three-hour drive away, thank goodness. <G>

  12. #12
    zxcvbob Guest

    Default Re: It's turkey time again

    Marilyn wrote:
    > I'm watching the grocery ads for turkey to go on sale, but on Saturday, I
    > realized I still had two turkeys in the freezer from last year. Took one
    > out and roasted it for Sunday dinner, then made turkey soup with homemade
    > noodles for dinner today. Lastly, because this is a preserving group after
    > all, I took the rest of the turkey and canned it. I ended up with six pints
    > of turkey chunks, just right for making soup or turkey salad for sandwiches.
    >
    > Oh, I forgot to mention, I started with a 22-lb. turkey. The cheapest I've
    > seen it so far this month has been 69 cents a pound. I'm hoping it will
    > drop to 29 or 39 cents a pound in the next week or so.
    >



    They take up less room in the freezer (and are more useful) if you
    partially thaw them, then cut up like a frying chicken and refreeze in
    several packages.

    I need to get the crabapples out of the freezer and add them to the
    mead I started fermenting last month; that'll make room for a turkey...

    Bob

  13. #13
    Marilyn Guest

    Default Re: It's turkey time again

    "George Shirley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] ...
    > Marilyn wrote:
    >> "George Shirley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>> Mimi wrote:
    >>>> My niece told me they are 40¢ a pound here--she works at Wally World.
    >>>>
    >>>> I have been canning jellies every weekend to make freezer space for
    >>>> two turkeys--we are deep frying them both, we love having the
    >>>> leftovers and we are hosting a bit of family and a few friends.
    >>>>
    >>>> I really shouldn't be this far behind canning wise for this time of
    >>>> year. I bought another freezer last year because I was in school,
    >>>> working and sooo busy, I didn't have the time to do any canning for
    >>>> that 8 months. The freezer was a blessing though--bought it with
    >>>> proceeds from a temp job.
    >>> Kroger ad came out today, 27 cents per lb with $20.00 purchase. Didn't
    >>> mention a limit.
    >>>
    >>> Unfortunately our freezer is completely full.
    >>>
    >>> I can't figure out why "natural" or "fresh" turkeys are 99 cents a lb
    >>> while frozen, adulterated with butter or saline solution turkeys are 27
    >>> cents. I would much prefer the fresh turkey but hey, 72 cents a lb less
    >>> money works.

    >>
    >>
    >> Well, you could always plan to buy a turkey, bring it home and thaw it
    >> out, roast it and then can it. Heck, I thaw my turkeys in big container
    >> of cold water (changing the water frequently) for 24 hours, slather them
    >> with butter, stick them in the oven in a oven-roasting bag. At that
    >> price, you could go buy them every other day and can the meat.
    >>
    >> As to why they're more expensive fresh, probably 'cause it's easier to
    >> keep things frozen then just refrigerated? Plus maybe then they're
    >> older, too. Around here, you can actually get a fresh, free-range turkey
    >> for $2.29 a pound.
    >>

    > We don't care for turkey enough to buy large amounts. One a year is plenty
    > for the two of us. We roast it, eat what we want, vacuum bag the rest in
    > one meal increments, then cook the carcass, neck, and tail down into soup
    > stock and then freeze that for making soup later.
    >
    > I reckon if we still had a passel of youngun's at home we would worry
    > about it. As it is our kids, grandkids, and greatgrandkids are a
    > three-hour drive away, thank goodness. <G>



    I'll admit, I like chicken better than turkey, but at the price, it's
    cheaper to can and have sitting on my shelves for making a quick dinner.

    --
    -Marilyn



  14. #14
    Ranée at Arabian Knits Guest

    Default Re: It's turkey time again

    In article <hdcdr5$g2q$[email protected]>,
    "Marilyn" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I usually get them from
    > Safeway where you have to purchase $25 in groceries (and that includes the
    > turkey) and have a club card.


    I don't know if you saw the recent Safeway ad, but they had it for
    $0.27 a pound with $25 purchase.

    Regards,
    Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13

    http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

  15. #15
    Marilyn Guest

    Default Re: It's turkey time again

    "Ranée at Arabian Knits" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > In article <hdcdr5$g2q$[email protected]>,
    > "Marilyn" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I usually get them from
    >> Safeway where you have to purchase $25 in groceries (and that includes
    >> the
    >> turkey) and have a club card.

    >
    > I don't know if you saw the recent Safeway ad, but they had it for
    > $0.27 a pound with $25 purchase.
    >
    > Regards,
    > Ranee @ Arabian Knits
    >
    > "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13
    >
    > http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/



    Yep, so far I have bought two at that price and will probably get another
    one. My freezer is really small, though, so I can't get too many in there,
    but I'll probably cook one this week again. Funny thing is, I'm not even
    cooking turkey for Thanksgiving. We're going to a relative's house for
    dinner.

    --
    -Marilyn



  16. #16
    Wilson Guest

    Default Re: It's turkey time again

    sometime in the recent past George Shirley posted this:
    > Mimi wrote:
    >> My niece told me they are 40¢ a pound here--she works at Wally World.
    >>
    >> I have been canning jellies every weekend to make freezer space for
    >> two turkeys--we are deep frying them both, we love having the
    >> leftovers and we are hosting a bit of family and a few friends.
    >>
    >> I really shouldn't be this far behind canning wise for this time of
    >> year. I bought another freezer last year because I was in school,
    >> working and sooo busy, I didn't have the time to do any canning for
    >> that 8 months. The freezer was a blessing though--bought it with
    >> proceeds from a temp job.

    >
    > Kroger ad came out today, 27 cents per lb with $20.00 purchase. Didn't
    > mention a limit.
    >
    > Unfortunately our freezer is completely full.
    >
    > I can't figure out why "natural" or "fresh" turkeys are 99 cents a lb
    > while frozen, adulterated with butter or saline solution turkeys are 27
    > cents. I would much prefer the fresh turkey but hey, 72 cents a lb less
    > money works.

    You'd think the processing would 'outweigh' the savings of pumping them full
    of water.

    --
    Wilson 44.69, -67.3

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