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Old 11-23-2004, 11:09 AM   #11
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Another idea is to go with the 9 pounder and use part of the meat insomething else, like mole poblano. :)
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Old 11-24-2004, 04:23 PM   #12
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I bought a 9 lb turkey .. a fresh one not frozen, too! I did originally buy a turkey breast but didnt think before I bought it though .. For some reason, I thought breast had dark meat, too, but it didnt, so I took it back (15 minutes after I bought it) and got the whole one instead.
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Old 11-24-2004, 09:03 PM   #13
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It's not the same as turkey, but for two you could make an attractive presentation and romantic dinner with cornish hens and some sort of savory glaze or sauce. Then again, there's always duck. Not much on those.
Mouse, that's what I'm doing this year...it's not the same, but I filled up on fried turkey last night...into the kitchen now to make some cornbread!
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Old 11-24-2004, 09:24 PM   #14
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my family bought a 9 lb butterball at cosco
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Old 11-24-2004, 10:02 PM   #15
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Pleaseee don't give your pets Turkey. Makes their little tummy's hurt..causes intestinal problems.
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Old 11-25-2004, 06:55 AM   #16
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Dove? Where did you hear that? We have always given dogs and cats turkey, with no problems.
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Old 11-25-2004, 09:12 AM   #17
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Bridget has dibs on the giblets when they're done, and regularly wades through the leftovers with the rest of us.
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Old 11-25-2004, 01:50 PM   #18
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Any dog or cat breeder or Vet will tell you that. All Dove gets is raw carrots because they act like dental floss and she loves them. raw yeggys are ok but no table scraps.
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Old 11-27-2004, 04:21 PM   #19
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I'm on the side of buying the smallest turkey you can find, freezing leftovers, and when you're sick of it .... welll. In real fact, I find someone to feed it to. Throw a dinner party where you make an easy turkey 'pot pie' :

leftover turkey, chopped
leftover gravy, or use a jar or mix
frozen mixed vegetables (and/or leftover veggies, anything you like)
1 dairy container of biscuits.

Mix the turkey, gravy, veggies and some thyme and sage. cook together until hot. Put in a casserole dish and top with the biscuits. Bake according to the biscuit directions.

But then, that's me. I've been known to come home from a freind's house with a bag containing the turkey carcass when she was going to throw it away! Turkey soup!
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Old 11-27-2004, 07:25 PM   #20
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Re: Thanksgiving dinner for 2

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We are going to my husbands parents for lunch, and his mom said they are buying turkey "slices" from the store. To me, it sounds like deli meat and not a true traditional turkey. So, I want to make me and my husband a real one for dinner, however I am having a problem: The smallest turkey I have found so far is 9 lbs, which is a bit too big, I think. Do they make smaller ones? Does AJ Fine Foods carry small ones like that?
tiggerbengal, this may come too late, but why not Cornish Game Hens. Some of them are so small a good eater could eat a whole one. They are usually under two poudns each/
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