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Old 11-19-2013, 12:17 PM   #1
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Doesn't look like there will be any leftovers for Black Friday.
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Old 11-19-2013, 02:52 PM   #2
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Sounds like Butterball is trying to push frozen birds. Local markets will have plenty of fresh birds.
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:31 PM   #3
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If this shortage is for real, I can't help wondering about enough birds for Christmas. Although more and more families are opting for other meats for that meal. A standing rib roast, baked ham, and some families are going ala Dickens. A Roasted Goose! Or would that be a Golden Goose?
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:24 PM   #4
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I'll stick with Alton's advise. Buy a frozen turkey. Turkeys are frozen immediately after being killed and cleaned, freezing them keeps them pretty indestructible. A "fresh" bird could be 2 weeks dead by the time you cook it (not kidding, poultry in many grocery stores gets a 14 day shelf life).
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:39 PM   #5
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I have had one fresh turkey and I wasn't to impressed with it.
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I have been buying fresh Butterballs because they are big breasted, de-tendoned and well trimmed and they are not injected with stuff like the frozen ones are. This allows me to brine them.
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I have been buying fresh Butterballs because they are big breasted, de-tendoned and well trimmed and they are not injected with stuff like the frozen ones are. This allows me to brine them.
I thought Butterballs were injected with "buttery flavour".
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I thought Butterballs were injected with "buttery flavour".
I'll have to ask my BIL about that, he's worked for Butterball for years.
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Honeysuckle White are big breasted too. I've brined those before. Never felt the need to pay a premium for Butterball.

I do know people that swear by butterball though.
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I thought Butterballs were injected with "buttery flavour".

Frozen ones are. Fresh ones are not.
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