christmas turkey

15 Nov

london 2.58pm sunday 2015 16C cloudy

this turkey is free, i got it from a voucher from the mail newspaper as part of their points system, it required 2000 points , which normally i would exchange for a £5 gift voucher, but this turkey costs £9 , 3.8kg so i think it is a good bargain.

i know it is a bit early to be buying it , and u can delay till later but i wanted to eat turkey and i wanted it now. haha. also i think going this early i am able to get a heavier bird that is labeled small. because the voucher is for a ‘small’ turkey.

there were a range of sizes so i chosed the largest size in the freezer. i think they all cost the same. i am very pleased at this bargain, because i have lately been craving chicken, and this turkey is a good chicken substitute.

i dont roast the whole bird, because it is difficult to get a juicy bird if u roast it whole. i intend to divide it into 3, and roast one, soya sauce another, and curry the third. that way i get variety. 

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simon made a suggestion that i roast the turkey ( i was thinking half a turkey would do for 3 of us) on 24th nov when a friend of ours is coming to stay and we can have a roast dinner for him with the trimmings. simon said he will do the cooking.

i was afraid the turkey wont keep for so long, it will be more than a week. but he said it will keep if kept in the fridge. our freezer is too small to contain it or i would put it in there and take it out nearer the time. i dont know how long a frozen turkey thaws out. i am hoping it will be 4days. and that would mean only 3days in the fridge after thawing. we shall see. 

3 Responses to “christmas turkey”

  1. Garfield Hug Monday November 16, 2015 at 3:22 pm #

    Hopefully your turkey takes 3 days to defrost in chiller compartment. Lucky you as always!! Enjoy your dinner then!!

    • alifesgayventure Monday November 16, 2015 at 3:31 pm #

      thanks for the comment. i am glad the turkey is small, even small is very big in my book. it wont fit my halogen oven, i think, not if we want to have roast potatoes , carrots, etc to have a roast turkey dinner with all the trimmings. thank goodness simon is doing all the cooking. he will have to use the conventional oven, which i thought had packed up and broke, but it mysteriously started working again.


  1. i cooked the turkey yesterday | alifesgayventure - Monday November 23, 2015

    […] i wait till tuesday when simon was going to cook it for a friend who was arriving that day. i first bought it about a week ago and it has been thawing in the fridge all this […]

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