Granny Knows About Turkey

Granny Knows About Turkey…

Pregnant, can’t have nitrates?

Economically challenged, can’t pay $7.00 a lb. for lunch meat?

Trying to lose weight, isn’t everyone?

Want healthy food?

Turkey isn’t just for Thanksgiving anymore.


At .99 cents a pound, it’s the cheapest, healthiest, and most delicious alternative protein source around. It also freezes beautifully for last minute meals. Just spray with cooking spray, season it inside and out, cover with foil and place in oven at 350 degrees until timer pops out or legs wiggle. I boil the neck and organs and freeze for later use in dirty rice or stuffed peppers. This is a perfect Sunday meal fresh out of the oven with some side vegetables and then you have the rest of the day to get it boned, packaged and frozen.

I make stock out of the quickly removed big bones, the water I boiled the neck in and any vegetable scraps from whatever we had at lunch. While it simmers, I slice and bone the smaller pieces. In one afternoon I can get a whole lot of lunch meat and pre-cooked easy meals for a fraction of the cost of store bought lunch meat and TV dinners. Turkey can be substituted for chicken in any recipe and for ground meat in most. Pound for pound, you just can’t beat it for good health, economic savings, calories or flavor.

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    • Gunter
    • July 17, 2012

    I found that left over turkey can be used to make delicious enchilladas, use turkey instead of chicken. I also make a fabulous soup with rice and mixed vegetables using left over bits of turkey and some of the broth. Also turkey can be used to make fajitas, tacos and burritos.

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