November 22, 2011

What can you get from a 23 lb. turkey?

Besides 23 lbs. of turkey?

The other week, the hubs and I got a turkey on sale and instead of roasting it up, we used it to make ground turkey. Since we can fly through ground turkey in our house like it's going out of style, we opted to see how this fared price wise.

Well, a 23 lb. turkey will get you the following:

11 lbs. of ground turkey
the equivalent of 22 cans of turkey stock - now nicely frozen in 1 cup servings in my freezer, wrapped in parchment and ready for use!
1 large batch of turkey noodle soup with probably another 1/2 lb. to 1 lb. of turkey in it from stewing the remaining pieces of the bird.

Oh yea, despite the effort, it was SO worth it.

For what we paid and what we got, it turns out to about a buck a pound for ground turkey and then not to mention the stock! we fly through boxes of stock in our house, so it's going to be so nice to have a supply at the ready in the deep freeze!!

If you have a meat grinder, a vacuum sealer, some time to kill and ample freezer space, I recommend you try making a turkey go the extra mile for you this season!

1 comment:

Mary said...

This really is a great idea. I'm new to your blog, but I'll be back. You've created a spot that's interesting to visit and I enjoyed the time I spent here. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary