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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Its too big!

Where are we today ?
        Last night was cold, just above freezing here but we are toasty warm inside, no problem. Still have the window open a tiny bit as usual, love the fresh air.
       Up early waiting for the sun rise like I do every morning. Yep it's cold and very windy today but sure could be worse if we were back home. Once the sun came up got almost nice, rolled up our awning, to stop it from flying away and give us more warm sun on our site as well.
        When I went shopping yesterday I was looking for a turkey breast to grill on our Weber Q . Well could not find what I wanted until I found this whole 12 lb turkey. Lot more than we wanted but sure cannot turn down deal like this could you?
           Check out the price . 68 cents a pound!  A whole turkey for $8.23. Denis eat your heart out!!! Now I know we can cook a 13 lb turkey in our oven I was hoping to do it on our Weber Q. But no matter what I did after thawing it out, just would not fit on our grill and close the lid. No problem, very windy and cool out anyway. We do have an oven.
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        So Dollar store around the corner a foil pan and squished it into our oven.
ready to cook
just barely fits in the oven
 but thats all we need
         While it is roasting away a couple walkabouts the resort in the wind, check out these huge Bamboo plants across from us. They seem out of place here.
        Even though cold and windy we had sunshine on our patio and were out of the wind, were able to enjoy some very comfortable reading outside as well this afternoon.
blue skies and lotsa sunshine
             Hey we cooking turkey and really need to make some fresh cranberry sauce with Orange Zest (its awesome! ) to go with it. Just happened to have these cranberries in our freezer so whipped up a very tasty  batch to go with dinner. For the recipe just click here. Or check out my recipe blog on the sidebar.
hey the turkey is done right on time
        I like to cook my turkey breast side down, but could not get it in the oven that way, still turned our pretty moist and tasty.
oh yeah so good
           Needless to say we have a lot of leftover turkey, no problem will sure use it up.
           Thank's for the peak today hope you had a wonderful saturday too.
Posted by George
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34 comments:

  1. I love roast turkey, and this will be our first year on the road. I have been wondering how we can fit one in the oven. I was thinking of getting a small bird and cutting it in half and doing 1/2 turkey at a time. We both love the dark meat and I use the white for sandwiches and turkey pot pies.

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    1. You can do 1/2 but a small one up to about 12 lbs should fit in your oven, that is plenty for a few meals.

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  2. The turkey dinner looks delicious. I've not done a whole turkey since we've been on the road. I have done a few turkey breasts but not a whole one.

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    1. If a find a good deal like this will do the whole bird, we can eat it , love turkey.

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  3. Wow, that looks good. I've used mandarin oranges with cranberries but yours sounds better.

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    1. We really like it with the oranges, have not tried it with mandarins.

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  4. Oh you are getting me so excited for Thanksgiving.

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    1. It will soon be here, and more turkey!

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  5. A few times when Kelly bought a frozen turkey while we were on the road she had the supermarket cut it in half & we just did half at a time & put the other half in our freezer.

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    1. I thought about that but our freezer is pretty full, so was not an option at this time.

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  6. Man oh Man that turkey sure looks good !! Remind me to park right next to you guys when we get to Q !!!

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    1. No problem Denise, one more mouth to feed is no problem.

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  7. Yum, it does look good! I also make my own cranberry sauce but it seems to take a special occasion like Christmas or Thanksgiving for me to buy and cook a bird. We will be looking soon for our Christmas bird for the gang on Dec. 7th. Never heard of cooking it breast down, I'll have to check out your recipe blog if it's there. Is there anything different you do besides that? :) Glad you are enjoying your trip so far, we were thinking of you last night when we saw it was so cold in GA.

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    1. We like the cranberry sauce with turkey and when we can get a Turkey this cheap we will do it anytime. Cooking the turkey breast side down keeps the breast meat so moist and no need to baste it. Does not look as pretty, but it tastes much better that way. Just cook it the same way as usual but just put in the pan upside down. It was cold here but we are comfortable. The wind has stopped now and bright and sunny so really not too bad.

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  8. There's nothing quite like the smell of a turkey roasting in the oven. Sorry Vegans/vegetarians.
    You're creative enough too that you'll be able to stretch that thing out into several good meals. Hadn't noticed which side was up.

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    1. Oh yeah our coach smelled wonderful all afternoon.
      Yes lotsa good meals will be created here.

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  9. Love a yummy turkey and all the 'smells'.... can't wait to do ours!

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    1. When I see a deal like that have to get it, and with no freezer space right now, may as well cook it up and enjoy.

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  10. That turkey looked wonderful. Like you, I don't easily tire for eating turkey. Great deal too.

    Our weather is better than yours and we are so much farther north than where you are. Blame the jet stream for that!

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    1. Can't turn down a deal like that, we will make good use of it too.
      Was only yukky yesterday, today, bright, sunny and hardly any wind,

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  11. How about me coming down helping you eat up the turkey left-overs.

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  12. My MIL used to buy whole frozen turkeys and have the butcher saw them in half so she didn't have to cook the entire thing.

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    1. I have done that too, but no freezer space for the other half, no problem though we will make good use of it.

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  13. yep I would have bought the whole turkey too... figured out a way to cook it like you did... tasty I am sure it was....

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    1. Where there is a will there is a way, it was soo good too!

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  14. Wow, fantastic deal on the turkey! There is never too much turkey, we love to make tons of over meals with the leftovers. Your dinner looks delicious as always.

    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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    1. You are right never have too much turkey.

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  15. Great price on that turkey the RV's oven sure did a nice job roasting it along with the chef's help, looked mouth watering. Got to give your Cranberry sauce a try as I am never disappointed with your recipe box we have had many good meals from yours. Glad to see you still have had the sun to enjoy! Have a great Sunday!

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    1. It all worked out great , and Sunday an amazing day!

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  16. I guess you were practicing for the U.S. Thanksgiving. Looks like you don't need any practice! ;c)

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    1. When I get a deal like this can't turn it down, More turkey again in a few weeks.

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  17. Good lookin' bird. You're quite the chef! BTW, what are tthe day time temps there at this time of year?

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    1. The bird was wonderful, can always find a way to do things I like the challenge..
      Was 85 f the other day, today lower 60's but no wind and sunny, can deal with that no problem.

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