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    Smile What size turkey do you buy?

    and do you eat dark meat too?
    I don't buy a large turkey. I am a white meat only person, but do make soup afterwards with the turkey.

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    I buy about a 10lb bird.
    I only like white meat
    dhs uses dark for turkey salad (yuck)

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    It honestly depends on how many are going to be here, the more the bigger the bird. If i'm buying them for later in the year (at holiday prices of course) then I prefer to get about 10-13 lb birds. I like white meat hubby likes dark meat. I will make soup,cassaroles,sweet & sour with the leftovers.

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    I saved up my Turkey Bucks this year and got a free turkey from Rainbow Foods. Its 22 lbs... but there will be 6 adults and 5 kids here on Thanksgiving. So it will get ate.
    I love leftover COLD turkey! Mmmm! I eat a small piece on Thanksgiving, but like it much better the next day cold with ketchup.

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    I have bought 3 so far...... Cooked one....... having Thanksgiving at my friend but the one I got for Christmas when they come here is 25.13 pounds !!!!!! The biggest one I could find !!!!! The other 2 I bought are about 10 pound hens........ I prefer Toms....

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    As it is only dh and myself, I usually only buy around a 10-12 pound turkey. But this year I got it for $.29 a pound so I got a 19 pounder!

    Dh is not fond of turkey so I will be looking for lots of leftover ideas! I will start a thread for everyone to post thier favorite recipe to fix leftover turkey. I'm sure we could all use a change.

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    We purchased a 23 lb Honeysuckle White turkey today for only 4.99 with an aditional 25.00 purchase at Prevos. We also had almost 6.00 in coupons taboot

    I will only eat the white meat and wings. Then we have turkey soup, turkey pot pie, turkey burritos and on and on it goes

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    That's another thing....fresh or frozen?
    I just try to buy the fattest frozen turkey in the weight I want and am not brand loyal.


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    We bought a 20lb. united brand turkey for .39/lb. . I like only white meat and we use the left overs up in frozen meals and such. Not at all brand loyal either. I have a coupon for a free turkey, that came with our subscription to our paper. So I"m gonna get that one for Christmas. It's for any size.

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    Not brand loyal.... I buy cheap and get frozen.... I love turkey and can eat it as often as some eat chicken..... I usually buy several and the butcher sliced them in half.....

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    I don't buy the turkey (I cook the ham) but Steve's aunt usually gets a 20-25+ pound turkey.We only eat the white meat.




    Congrats again Sara...She's a cutie pie!!

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    We are not brand loyal here either. We just try to find the best deal possible on a frozen turkey.

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    Not brand loyal, dh and I only eat white meat, kids eat anything that is edible, especially teenage son! I buy the biggest, cheapest frozen bird I can get my hands on. This year it will onoy be the three kids and I for dinner. Dh is going his dil, I'm making it simple and easy, I'm going to enjoy Thanksgiving this year!!!

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    We are not brand loyal either. DH bought a 20 pounder today on his lunch hour, I don't know if it is frozen or not, I sure hope not, LOL. I usually don't buy them that large but DH was in town and they were on sale so I let him buy it and I guess he is a member of the "the bigger the better" club, lol. We are going to be have a lot of leftover turkey, turkey soup, turkey pot pie, turkey sandwiches, turkey enchiladas, ect...

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    This year I bought the biggest turkey I have ever purchased, 21 pounds. Most of the time I just buy the breast, but it was actually cheaper to get the whole bird, rather than the breast only. They were both the same brand, Honeysuckle White. I will think of some way to use up that dark meat. I am thinking maybe shredded, with bar-b-que sauce, should taste kind of like pulled pork.

    Deb

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