Jeff and I got a free turkey way back in November and had it in the freezer. He and I decided that it was time to cook that baby up and see how many meals we could get out of it. Here is the final tally...
~2 complete turkey with wonderful side dishes meals
~3 pans of turkey enchiladas (froze 2 pans of them and the first pan fed us twice)
~2 quart bags and 1 gallon sized bag of turkey meat (into the freezer they went)
~3 quart sized bags of bone broth (freezer again)
~2 gallon sized bags of turkey pot pie filling (freezer...are you seeing a pattern here yet)
~3 quart sized bags of turkey noodle soup (freezer) and one meal we ate right away
~1 gallon bag turkey soup base (freezer)
~2 turkey sandwich meals
~1 curried turkey salad meal
~1 quart sized bag of turkey alfredo sauce (freezer)
Not bad for one 18 pound turkey. With Jeff's upcoming surgery we are trying so hard to not spend money if not needed and still have some great meals. Since his surgery is right when the heat gets really bad and the heat makes me ill, we needed easy meals or makings of meals to just pull out of the freezer or harvest from the garden. I don't drive out of town so there will be no grocery store runs....everything has to be bought and ready ahead of time. I think we did well!