At Christmas, we were given a precooked turkey. I didn’t need it since we already had plans for Christmas dinner so I put it in the freezer. A couple weeks ago I pulled it out (it was taking up a lot of room!) and let it defrost in the fridge for a whole week (it was frozen solid!). We grilled it (and by we, I mean my parents). It was almost 18 pounds and even with nine people eating, there was a lot leftover. We reheated some of it, but some people are not fond of reheated turkey. *coughcough*DH*coughcough* I love it cold! When I can convince my kids to try it, they like it too. This time they finally tried it while I was grinding it up.
I’ve had this grinder forever. It was my mom’s and she decided that I used it more than she did, so it’s mine now.
After picking most of the meat off the carcass and grinding it all, I ended up with a nice bowl of ground turkey.
If you like turkey meatloat, then you’re all set. However, my family is not into blonde meatloaf, so I mix it with ground beef and then freeze it. Sometimes I make a turkey salad with it – add a bit of Miracle Whip, some onion salt, garlic salt, maybe some celery seed. Sometimes I also add some pickle relish to it. Mix it up and put it in a pita. Mmm!!