OK, after yesterday's creepy snake posting, let's get back to something fun, like food! LOL! It's that time of year again, bargain turkeys!
We got some more great turkeys on sale since it was after the holidays and they were fresh, about 14 lbs a piece, and best of all, only $5.00 each!
So we bought three.
First we get out our handy dandy trusty beer can turkey roaster.
Yes, there IS such a thing, but apparently not for long, as they've been discontinued by the manufacturer.
We don't use any beer or other liquid for them though. For these turkeys, we just rub them down with olive oil and then some of our house blend (or is that farm blend?) of seasonings all over that. We then put it and the giblets and neck on a foil lined baking sheet.
We remove all but one rack from the oven and then roast them on that bottom rack, standing up just like this, for about 50 minutes to one hour, or until done. They come out beautifully golden and browned all over and best of all, they are so very moist.
After it's cooled, we pull off the meat off the bones. We also discard the skin, though some of which might actually have been eaten during the process. I'll never tell.
This is the meat from one turkey.
We vacuum seal them in portions of 1 1/2 pounds each as we've found that's a nice amount for all sorts of turkey dishes. We save the roasted neck and giblets for gravy at some future point as well.
Now of course, we just had to go ahead and use one of the packages. 2nd Man whipped up a pie crust, filled it with turkey, veggies, herbs and some "cream of" soup and then voila...
|Homemade turkey pot pie|
...turkey pot pie. Yum.
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