Under the nutrition tab I posted a pic of the 2 turkeys I bought over the weekend while the prices were super cheap on frozen turkeys. I love Thanksgiving as a holiday and part of that love comes from sitting down in front of a meaty turkey and knowing I will be eating turkey for days after. Turkey is a great source of lean protein and so I have learned to take advantage of these Thanksgiving fire sales.
I am not even cooking the Thanksgiving turkey this year, so both of these 22lb. turkeys are going to be cooked and used at some point as a break from eating chicken. The sales were too good to pass up, as the turkey is priced at 1/4 the price per pound as chicken breasts. 22lbs. of turkey can go a long way for one person and it will!
I easily could have brought home 3 or 4 turkeys but 44lbs. is plenty of turkey and guaranteed to last me a while. Both turkeys fit very nicely, each on their own shelf, in my freezer and while I didn’t consider it at the store, I am not sure I could have fit more turkeys in there, so it was probably a good decision to stop at 2.
So there you have it – my reasoning for stocking up on turkeys this time of year. In trying to meet my protein needs, I want to be a smart shopper and stretch my money as best I can to get the most bang, or in this case -protein, for my buck. Now if only chicken would have sales once or twice a year like this, I could really stock up (& buy a bigger freezer)!