I thought it was chicken

United States
December 4, 2012 7:09pm CST
I went shopping the other day and filled my freezer. I bought two birds. I thought they were chickens. I bought them because they were so big. It didn't say turkey and it didn't say chicken, but the picture looked like a chicken and the word said 'HEN'. I prepared one today and I still didn't know it was turkey. It wasn't until I cut it that I realized it was turkey. The skin was not as flimsy as chicken skin. It was really good though. There will be meat for a few days. I cut off what I could when it was hot and then I out all the rest of it in a gallon ziplock bag and will make soup out if it. It took about 5 hours to cook it, because it was so dense with meat. I cooked two small rib eyes for SIL since he won't eat turkey or chicken. Ill make a taco soup with the turkey and SIL won't even k ow he is eating turkey. I did that with chicken a couple weeks ago and he are it. My daughter and I will have lots to eat with the turkey for days. I bought 2 thinking they were big chickens.
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
5 Dec 12
You barely see turkeys here, as they are so scarse (not in season), and expensive. Usually a bird is about $60 - $80 if your lucky. Chickens right now are $20 - $30 for this tiny bird. I haven`t been buying any meat lately, I did buy thighs awhile back on clearance but I wont be buying anytime soon. I bought a squash, carrot, and something else mix I will make a soup out of it and I got it 50% off.
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• United States
5 Dec 12
You GOT to be kidding! they are NEVER that high here. Big turkeys may get up to $28 to $30 here. Mine was just $6 and change. I guess we are a lot better off here than in Canada for prices but you do get those cheap sales on stuff and I like that.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
5 Dec 12
I`d be laughing if I bought a bird for that price. The only meat that is cheap is liver, which is about $3.00 a pack. I usually buy a pack once in awhile for the brats, cook it up as a treat. I usually shop on clearance, or items that are expiring (to save money). Like the other day I bought 4 bags of romaine lettuce, it was starting to rot at the bottom, I picked them out, then ate the rest, and gave some to the brats. A lot of the items are just old, or stain but you would be going into debt for just regular groceries.
@Arieles (2474)
• United States
5 Dec 12
You got a really good deal, you thought you were buying two chickens which would be cheaper than getting two turkeys. Two big turkeys for the price of two little chickens, now we can say "the price is right!"
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• United States
5 Dec 12
Yes they were just !6 and change. The whole Perdue brand chicken I bought two weeks ago was $8 and change so I said 'great!' I had no idea I was getting turkey, but it's great. I love it.
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
5 Dec 12
Hahaha...yes, sometimes it is really confusing with the label. I was just wonder, turkey will cost more than the chicken right? I really do not know how to cook a turkey. You have so much idea with the different recipe of cooking turkey - that's great!
• United States
5 Dec 12
No, it was only $6 and change which was cheaper than the Perdue whole chicken I bought a couple weeks ago. It's easy to cook turkey. I just tent it I. Foil and bake it on 350 degrees F until it is done. I should have realized when u niticed the skin was tougher than chicken but it didn't register with me.
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@anklesmash (1416)
5 Dec 12
It sounds like you got a real good bargain.Personally I would be really pleased that the birds were turkey and not chicken i think it is much more tasty.Like you i enjoy getting a decent sized bird due to being able to get a few meals from it.Last time I cooked a chicken I made a big pan full of soup with the leftovers,which i then froze and got several healthy and tasty meals.I think I will cook a chicken this week,i would like to cook a turkey but it would take to long.We only have two ovens between twelve of us so its not really fair to have something in the oven for to long.The other reason I probably wont cook a turkey is because i havent got the space to store a lot of meat.As there are only two freezers between us all.
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• United States
5 Dec 12
Yes I'm very happy about that and the price was great also. I will continue to nut y them each month. 2 a month will be plenty for my daughter and me.
@manleyjoe (1599)
• United States
5 Dec 12
We always trim our turkey while it is still warm and freeze what we can't eat in a day or two. With just the two of us even a small hen turkey will feed us for several days. I don't know who this SIL is but they sound like an A**, just trying to make things hard for you. Tell them to grow up and act human.
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@bunnybon7 (37468)
• Holiday, Florida
5 Dec 12
there are some called hens. but they are small like game hens. i forget the name but they are small and more expensive. ive bought for special occasions. im glad you found those turkeys. wish i got out more so i could see if i could find some deals like that. you are a wise shopper. do you still have to have oxygen?
• United States
5 Dec 12
He doesn't eat turkey or chicken?? Sounds like he chooses to be picky and he actually doesn't mind the taste since you slip it into your meals lol. That turkey will definitely last a while for you guys. I'm sure you can even make a few turkey sandwiches out of it as well.