I wonder why people still buy turkey for their Christmas dinner.
A bland tasteless bird that few people buy or eat any other time of the year.
Come Christmas when the price is hiked right up everyone buys it WHY?
Roast beef, lamb or chicken would suit me, don't think I could do the total
thing even though I like roast veg. If the family want turkey
because it is "traditional" then I will have to suffer it as I can't really
expect my wife to cook 2 different dinners on Xmas day. and yes I do help before anyone
brings that up.
I always receive a bagful of traditional turkey meat [uneaten leftovers] from the Christmas Day dinner at my sister's house to take home on Christmas Night. I then [on the 26th], invariably make a lovely Boxing Day breakfast, dinner & lunch - Turkey vindaloo, Turkey madras, Turkey curry, etc. etc. etc.
I rarely have turkey for Christmas. This year it'll be a medley of roast venison, roast gammon and roast guinea fowl with roast vegetables. I like to get my monies worth out of heating the oven up... maybe I should also have roast christmas pudding and roast custard:)
Why is it that people want to make Curries with left over turkey. It doesn't matter how much spice you put in it the original taste comes through with an overwhelming flavour.
The only thing to do with cold turkey is make sandwiches, with mustard, served with pickles on the side. I think I enjoy that more than the Christmas dinner. We don't buy a whole turkey. Its hard to carve, hard to find space in the fridge to keep the remains of it after the main event, and hard to think of uses for it. We have a Turkey Breast joint from our local butcher, which has a much better taste than the supermarket offerings, and as it has no bones its easy to slice and find space for in the fridge, and it only lasts a couple of days.