28 Nov

london 7.51am 4.3C clear saturday 2015

saw this cartoon in a blog i follow, can’t help smiling at the drawing, but at the same time realising that i did not have that problem when i bought a turkey and  froze a portion, (its still in the freezer as i write)and we ate the rest which didn’t take long to finish; and it was not a chore to eat it at all.

but i do hear people often mention how much leftovers they have to go through when it is turkey.

the bird i got free was a small one, only 2.8kg, and even then a lot of it was water. i think as much as .5kg of it. so it was really equivalent to a large chicken. and i notice turkey leg bones are huge and must contribute quite a lot to the weight.

 i have seen turkey sold that weigh 7kg or more. who buys those i wonder. they must be a devil to roast. 

i cut up my turkey, and that way not only reduced the cooking time, but also allows me to cook it  two different ways so i dont get too fed up of eating the same thing. but if u follow tradition, u have to roast the thing. i wonder why people roast the bird whole when it cooks so much easier when u have it in pieces. perhaps it is aesthetics, the bird looks more impressive when it is roasted whole. but the dangers of having uncooked parts deep in the bird is prevalent. and sometimes u dont notice it until you open it up at the table. 

found this list showing the numbers of people each weight can feed. 4kg to feed 4 people. i cannot believe that… a 2kg chicken is more than enough to feed 4 people, because there will be the trimmings and side dishes as well.

3 Responses to “leftovers”

  1. mukul chand Saturday November 28, 2015 at 8:22 am #

    Great Post.

  2. Carl D'Agostino Saturday November 28, 2015 at 11:46 am #

    I have the same problem when I cook a whale.

    • alifesgayventure Saturday November 28, 2015 at 12:22 pm #

      haha, cut it up into little pieces. the same answer to the question how would u eat a whale. right?

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