Monday, March 23, 2009

Turkey Day in March....

I'm going to look back on the title of this post and think it was about Easter.....

But it's not.

It's about how I use our shed in the back yard as a large extension of our deep freeze in the winter months and place additional items that need to stay frozen in it when our freezer is full.

Last fall, when our 1/2 Bison was delivered, there were several things that needed to go out to the shed. One of those things was a 17 lb Turkey that my husband received from work before Christmas. At one point we had an entire maximum-size cooler full of meat staying frozen in the shed outside.... and we slowly went through it all... either using it or moving it back in doors as space allowed.

All except the bird. We totally forgot about the 17 lb frozen turkey....

And as much as we've been enjoying the break in the weather lately, the fact that we are no longer living in a deep freeze ISN'T good for keeping meat frozen!

So we discovered the Turkey, almost thawed, in the shed yesterday. Which means that I was cooking a turkey until 10:30pm last night. And 10:30 being a time when the house is sleeping, not waiting to sit down to a home cooked meal, means that we'll be having turkey dinner tonight.

At least I don't have to wonder about what to cook for dinner today.

And since the bird was 17 lbs, I should say don't have to worry about what to cook this week!

Anyone got any great turkey leftover recipes to share??

3 comments:

Naomi said...

LOVE the shed as a secondary deep-freeze spot!

Only in Canada :)


http://naomidoesfrugal.blogspot.com/2008/08/king-ranch-chicken-casserole.html

(substitute turkey for the chicken)

http://naomidoesfrugal.blogspot.com/2008/08/pick-pot-pie.html

There should be some good ones on the ZZZ cookbook site too, no?

Robin said...

Our family hates leftover turkey (always have)....we shred it up, and make a huge batch of Turkey Enchiladas....so yummy!!!!

Mbdiamond said...

Mmmmmmm...I think we'll be having some "turkey" fajitas - yum!

And thanks for reminding me of the recipes I DO have at my disposal if I only bother to look N! Lol...