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Whatís your favorite part of the turkey?
Old 11-22-2017, 11:07 AM   #1
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Whatís your favorite part of the turkey?

Whit meat, dark meat, the wing? Iím all about the tail and 1 isnít enough, had to buy a pack of 8 of them, costed more than the actual turkey, mom likes the neck.
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:12 AM   #2
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Turkey was $7, tails were $13
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:30 AM   #3
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Dark. And dressing is always "in the bird".

Dw prefers the white. Just one of many ways we are compatible.
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Can’t remember when we last bought/cooked anything but bone in turkey breasts for Thanksgiving.
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I like breasts.

Legs are pretty tasty too.

I like the butt okay but it's a little too fatty for me.

No thanks to the wings. We brine our turkey (we're still talking turkey) so the wings end up pretty salty and cook more than the rest even when we tuck em in.
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:52 AM   #6
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The "giblets" that go in the gravy that goes on the dressing. I really like dressing!

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Thighs, then breast, wings and legs. In that order.
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I prefer dark meat.... tastier IMO. But I like white meat too

I frequently lament on Thanksgiving about how I like turkey but it seems that we hardly ever have turkey other than at Thanksgiving.... it is just hard to find a suitable sized bird that doesn't become a whole production.
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I buy the whole bone in turkey breasts too. Brine 'em & smoke 'em. Just the 2 of us and takes up much less room in the fridge. And after makes what I really like triple decker club sammies with bacon lettuce and tomato.

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I prefer dark meat, however, never make turkey for Thanksgiving. This year we're having Costo's prime grade rib eye...my mouth is already watering.
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Thighs, then breast, wings and legs. In that order.
+1. Right on all counts.
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Old 11-22-2017, 01:06 PM   #12
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I buy the whole bone in turkey breasts too. Brine 'em & smoke 'em. Just the 2 of us and takes up much less room in the fridge. And after makes what I really like triple decker club sammies with bacon lettuce and tomato.

Sub lettuce for avocado and I'm in.
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Old 11-22-2017, 01:20 PM   #13
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All of it!
And the broth from the bones too.
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I buy the whole bone in turkey breasts too. Brine 'em & smoke 'em. Just the 2 of us and takes up much less room in the fridge. And after makes what I really like triple decker club sammies with bacon lettuce and tomato.

+1. Smoke 'em if ya got 'em. Yup, and brine first (I dry brine).

This year, it's a goose. Family isn't into smoke like I am, so 1/2 will get smoked and 1/2 roasted.

FWIW:
Stuffing goes in the bird
Dressing is casserole or stove top
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Dark meat on thanksgiving (growing up, dad's turkeys didn't have very edible white meat--mine are much better, but the memories!)

Leftovers: only thing left is white meat, which is great as basis for cranberry turkey enchiladas

And everything left after that goes into the stock pot for the turkey soup. Yum Yum. :-)

(This will be the first time we have all three kids & spouses together for the holiday--indeed, the first time all 8 of us have been together not as part of a larger group, so really looking forward to it.)
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All of it, I'm not that picky.
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Pfft, pour a glass of wine, and head for the pie!
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For the leftovers, saute 1 large or 2 medium sliced onions in olive oil. I prefer a sweet onion but any onion will do. After onions have carmelized, add some sliced turkey, I prefer turkey breast here, but any pieces again will do. Once the turkey has warmed up, turn up heat, add about 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, adjust to taste. Cook until vinegar is boiled away. Plate the turkey, onion slices and sprinkle generously with grated Parmesan cheese.
Sounds strange but yum!
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Turkey sandwiches and home mead cranberry sauce, and dressing.
This year we are having a ham and two turkey rolls at DW's #1 son's house
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Old 11-22-2017, 08:02 PM   #20
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My no good, despicable (He would get the joke if he read this...) cuts our turkey not in slices, but in medallions, and the white meat is to die for. Happy turkey day Tim.
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