Monday, December 01, 2008

$4 turkey 4 ways

So, I scored a significant deal on a turkey at Kroger last Tuesday. My plan for Thanksgiving was to make chicken and dressing, but the $4 turkey changed my mind. In an effort to be frugal, I'm trying to make every ounce of meat count. So, here's how my $4 turkey fed my family.

1. Baked the bird and consumed it for Thanksgiving Dinner
2. Everyone had leftovers at least once, some twice (Clara...that girl can eat)
3. Boiled the carcass to make turkey stock (My house smelled so good yesterday) and made soup using stock, meat I was able to pull off after boiling, carrots, peas, onion, green beans, celery and egg noodles.
4. Froze leftover stock and leftover meat to make another dish later.

So, that's the summary of my $4 turkey four ways.


Cheryl said...

You go girl! Yummy:)

Jennie said...

Great job! My family loves chicken (or in this case turkey) pot pie. Take a pkg of pie crusts (these have coupons on them at Kroger), add a can of cream of chicken soup, the turkey meat, and a pkg of frozen mixed veggies. So that maybe will cost $3 to put it all together. Put one pie crust in the pan. Mix the frozen veggies, soup and meat. Add to pie pan, top with other crust. Bake 45 min on 375. Voila. A cheap, yummy meal with left over chicken. Takes about 5 mintues to put together. You can even make it ahead and freeze it. Cook it from frozen about 1 hour or 1 hour 15 min.

bethany said...

I've got a great turkey soup recipe if you want to stretch it further (thanks to Patti Waggoner). I make it every year!

Stacie@HobbitDoor said...

I made turkey stock for the first time this year. It is not as hard as I thought! Love it!