January 6, 2010

Turkey questions

Did you hear the one about how we bought a 40 pound Turkey in
October? By accident.
We meant to buy a turkey, just not one that big. For pete's sake
there are only two of us!

Mirka came to our front door one day out of the blue to ask us: "Do
you wanna turkey?"

What?! is she offering to cook us lunch? would we like a pet? did we
replace the goose-ducks? No. It was apparently going to soon be "the
time for killing turkeys" (who knew there was such a thing) and Milos
knew a guy who would sell us a whole turkey.

In our defense we DID ask how big the turkey would be... The answer
was: "you know...bigger than chickens....how big a turkey is." And
while 3 Euros a Kilo (± $2/lb) was a bit pricey, we figured that we
could eat turkey for a few meals, support a local turkey grower/
killer, and have our thanksgiving turkey ahead of time and without
searching a million stores.....

The Turkey (yes, capital letters) arrived on a day while I was 2
hours away in Presov. Milos came with The Turkey in a trash bag and
a bill for 56 Euros ($80!!). He offered to cut it up for us (thank
heavens) and asked Micah how we would like it cut.....Poor Micah had
no clue how he would like The Turkey cut up let alone how I would
like The Turkey cut up. He did well, or Milos did well. Either way I
came home and put the pieces in about 25 1-gallon ziplock bags and
the boys carried them to a big freezer under cottage one.

We have not bought meat (except pork for New Years) since October! We
are. Still. Eating. The Turkey.

I am thawing 5 gallon ziplock bags in as I type. I will bake it up
this afternoon to put in our small freezer and to make soup with.
There are still another 6 or 7 bags of turkey in the freezer. The
only question now is, can you really make soup out of turkey lungs?
And do I really even want to find out....


AmiDawn said...

but did you hear the one about the three holes in the ground? well, well, well...

lizzie said...

Hahaha your blog post is hilarious.

I don't know if you have heard of me, but I am a Grove City grad living in Banska Bystrica with my husband Burke. We are working at Narnia and heard mention of you from the Daytons in the fall and I just thought of you again for some reason today and I found your blog. I just love your turkey story because we experience that all the time. I don't know how much Slovak you know, but we know so little (I'm learning some), but the other day I went to buy mozzarella for pizza and without realizing it came home with smoked cheese. It was semi-foul. Anyway, if you'd like you can check out our blog, although I am overdue for a post, or you can just wait and I'm sure our paths will cross someday:)

Stephen James said...

What's the key to a great Thanksgiving dinner?
The tur-KEY.

Why do turkeys go "gobble, gobble"?
Because they haven't learned good table manners.

What do turkeys like to eat on Thanksgiving?
Nothing, they're already stuffed.

Why did the turkey eat his meal so quickly?
Because he was a gobbler.

How do you make a turkey float?
Get two scoops of ice cream, add some rootbeer and a turkey.

What do you get when you cross a turkey with an octopus?
Lots of drumsticks for Thanksgiving dinner

Why did the turkey join a band?
He had the drumsticks.

What do turkeys like to do on sunny days?
They like to go on a peck-nic.

Why was the turkey sent to the principal's office ?
He used "fowl" language !

What did the little turkey say to the big turkey ?
"Peck" on someone your own size !

What do you call a crazy turkey ?
A "cuckoo" bird !

What do turkeys use to clean themselves ?
They use "feather dusters" !

Why did the turkey cross the road ?
It was the chicken's day off !

Abi said...

Hey, Dad is posting more often than you....

Tawna said...

Wow. Um. Wow. That's a GINORMOUS turkey!

Honestly ... I didn't even think 40 lb Turkeys EXISTED!

I love turkey - but wow - that's a lot! Ha ha!

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