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Old 10-08-2012, 09:51 AM   #31
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Health Canada's Food Guideline doesn't cover those...but I'm guessing that they count as servings .
Surely that giant slab of pumpkin or pecan pie cancels out the sandwich!
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:52 AM   #32
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I'd buy a 12 pound turkey for 4 people. That's quite small.
In our house, it serves 2 with some leftovers, but not a lot! The DH eats almost 1/2 of a turkey at one sitting and he is NOT overweight, if anything, he is underweight...maybe he has a tapeworm...
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:10 AM   #33
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I don't think that a serving of turkey is the same weight as a portion...just my thinking...
Of course, but how...ahem, servings are you planning to have?

No blowing turkey breath on the girls...
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:31 AM   #34
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Why does there have to be one right way to roast a turkey?
Why would anyone assume that there is only one right way?

I have cooked dry as a desert turkeys. I don't anymore.

I found one of the ways to do the job and use that method now. Works great, I'm happy, so is everyone who eats it.

Turning a turkey upside down doesn't guarantee a moister breast. Cooking it the proper amount of time does.

If your turkey is dry you overcooked it.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:34 AM   #35
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According to Health Canada's Food Guide, 2.5 oz. of cooked turkey equals one portion....

So a pound of cooked turkey feeds 6 people with leftovers?

What's the conversion rate to get from Canadian portions to US portions?
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:58 AM   #36
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So a pound of cooked turkey feeds 6 people with leftovers?

What's the conversion rate to get from Canadian portions to US portions?
No idea--but obesity is also a problem in Canada...I doubt 1 lb of turkey would feed 6 adults...with leftovers. Maybe 1 adult and five toddlers!
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I believe a US portion is 3-1/2 ounces, so we get an extra ounce of turkey. Yay!

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Seriously, regardless of what the government dietary experts recommend, I always figure 4 ounces is a portion of meat. It makes it easy to divide a pound of meat into 4 equal portions. I sure wouldn't go smaller than that. I had a 4.25 ounce (pre-cooked weight) ribeye last night and it looked tiny on my plate sitting next to the relative mountain of veggies.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:04 AM   #38
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I believe a US portion is 3-1/2 ounces, so we get an extra ounce of turkey. Yay!

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Seriously, regardless of what the government dietary experts recommend, I always figure 4 ounces is a portion of meat. It makes it easy to divide a pound of meat into 4 equal portions. I sure wouldn't go smaller than that. I had a 4.25 ounce (pre-cooked weight) ribeye last night and it looked tiny on my plate sitting next to the relative mountain of veggies.
Oh, goodie! I'm a US-citizen, so I can follow US portion guidelines guilt-free! Lucky me! Unlucky DH!
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Oh, goodie! I'm a US-citizen, so I can follow US portion guidelines guilt-free! Lucky me! Unlucky DH!
As a US citizen in Canada you can have both. SIX ounces of turkey. Now you're talking!
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Why does there have to be one right way to roast a turkey?
Why would anyone assume that there is only one right way?

I have cooked dry as a desert turkeys. I don't anymore.

I found one of the ways to do the job and use that method now. Works great, I'm happy, so is everyone who eats it.

Turning a turkey upside down doesn't guarantee a moister breast. Cooking it the proper amount of time does.

If your turkey is dry you overcooked it.
I agree with there is no right way or wrong way. Some people like well done steak and some people like rare. So, why can't a turkey, or anything else for that matter be the same way? I like a brown, crispy skin with a nice toasted crust on the protruding stuffing. As we all know the browner the turkey gets, the tastier the gravy will likely be. Dry white meat? That's what gravy and cranberries(and turkey sandwiches with mayonnaise) are for.
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