This guy in the bucket is so funny.
At Thanksgiving we bought so many groceries they gave us a free turkey.
We already had a turkey so we put the free one in the freezer and I made it this weekend.
The free ones were gigantic. This was an 18 lb. bird. I’ve never cooked one that big. It was too big to spatchcock.
I broke it down which I’ve never done before. Afterward I told Bob: I feel empowered but also traumatized.
The legs are in the outdoor fridge doing a fancy brine thing. We roasted the breast and wings on Saturday and shared with my bro/sis-in law. I used the back to make broth. I picked over everything and set aside a bowl of shredded turkey.
It took most of the day. Bob and I were talking about what the next few meals would look like and I kept saying: Turkey! Turkey! We have to eat turkey!