So I gotta tell ya this one.
This year, we're part of a poultry CSA. We have a local farm that's got some hoop houses up and is trying to provide eggs, chickens and a turkey per family over the winter months. It's a bit of an experiment; we'll see. Our farmer's a great guy, we're contributing to local, family farming. It's all good.
So our farmer asks me about chicken sizes; I tell him we don't really care - big is fine because we'll use all the parts.
Well, I think he transferred that to our turkey size.
We noticed, when he delivered the bird Tuesday night, that it seemed, well, large.
D wanted to sleep in today, and since there will only be us and my FIL for dinner today and I could do this menu in my sleep, I said that was fine.
He asked if there was anything I needed before this morning.
I said, "Yeah, please weigh the turkey."
So he did.
24 lbs. 24 unbelievable lbs. There are FOUR of us.
I looked up turkey charts.
Yep, this sucker was OFF the charts.
So... we did what anyone would do. (Cough, cough) or at least in my house. We cut the sucker in half. So I'm now roasting it inside-side-down. And I'm guessing it will cook pretty quick. My FIL, the retired neurosurgeon, supervised the
So... any guesses how my turkey is going to turn out this year? We love an adventure.
Oh, and to top it all off, my farmer told us we need to keep the fridge REALLY cold since there's no preservatives or anything like that. So we did. And froze our greens and piggy greens.
We're just kitchen geniuses around here alright.
Here's to great turkey tales on your end!