And, I'm done! See?!
I finally finished the last of the turkey. Twenty pounds of bird, five days, one girl. The basic math is that I ate four pounds of it a day, but turkeys are between 25% and 33% bone (5 to 7lbs), and the thighmeat, wings, and some of the breastmeat went into the soup (maybe another 5lbs). Accounting for moisture loss, all in all, I may have eaten six pounds of turkey over the past week.
Last night was a quiet ending to this gluttonous, monotonous little project; I didn't even make a turkey cake to celebrate.
Here's what I did make:
1 lb cooked turkey, shredded*
1 onion, sliced
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 Tablespoons yellow mustard
1 teaspoon liquid smoke
sliced American cheese
* if using raw meat, boil it in water until cooked through and falling apart, about 30 minutes. Drain and save until step 3.
1. Cook the sliced onion in 1T hot oil until tender.
2. Combine the BBQ sauce, ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar, mustard and liquid smoke in a bowl. Add to the onions. Simmer for 3 minutes.
3. Stir in the turkey. Simmer for 10 minutes.
4. Load meat onto bread, top with cheese.
Thanksgiving (and its leftovers) is only 48 short days away. Gobble gobble!
But for tonight: PIZZA!