'Gotta love a cheap turkey! Woot!
We paid $7.12 for our turkey for Thanksgiving.
It was [obviously] the star attraction at dinner on Thursday, plus, with a little roux [flour/water] thrown in the drippings it made about 12 cups of gravy.
After I picked the turkey clean I boiled the bones with celery, onion, carrots and pepper to make buckets of turkey stock. [I did mine on the stove, like a dummy, and had to wait up for it to finish before going to bed. Tracy had the brilliant idea of putting hers in the crockpot. D'oh - why didn't I think of that? So easy and I could've gone to bed hours earlier.
Friday night we had gravy with turkey and mixed veggies over waffles [this is so amazingly good, I swear!] with all the leftover sides from the night before [oyster dressing, mashed potatoes, corn casserole, sweet potato & apple casserole] with more gravy.
Groaning into Saturday night, I opted for something lighter and we had turkey noodle soup with veggies and thin egg noodles. We also had the leftover yeast rolls from T- Day. Hit the spot on a chilly evening.
While preparing the soup I reserved 2 cups turkey stock and two cups diced turkey meat. Along with the leftover mixed vegetables from Friday and a homemade pie crust I will make Wallene's all-time favorite meal - Turkey Pot Pie. We will have to duke it out over the yeast rolls tho' because there are only 4 remaining.
I also have 3 servings of soup leftover to freeze for Pooldad to take to work and I had Friday's meal for lunch today.
So, that one turkey went into 20 meals total. Quite a bargain, I say.
Now someone explain this to me - I only made two pies for Thanksgiving dinner - pumpkin & key lime. They taste really good [by the family's account] and I have to agree, I have had a piece of each [they are my favorites] but, BUT - each pie is 8 servings - and I still have 4 servings left of each kind. Meaning my family is slacking on their pie consumption. What gives? (heehee I am kidding, really. More pie for ME!)
Hope y'all had a nice, relaxing Thanksgiving. It was a quiet, thankful time here in the Skippy household - and believe it or not it is only 28 days until Christmas! I know this because we decorated the whole house yesterday and my "Snowman Countdown To Christmas" chalkboard tells me so. :)
As soon as Squirrel leaves [tomorrow, sniff, sniff] to return to college I think I will crawl into bed and reappear sometime at the end of the week. I am pooped. :)