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#1 Coz2wonder

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 08:28 AM

SHOOT, I SHOULD HAVE POSTED THIS IN LOCAL SHOPPING....CAREY CAN YOU MOVE IT?

I'm in the planning stages for Thanksgiving, and need to get the lowdown on a really good bird.

I have tired the "fresh (recently thawed)" turkeys at Chedrui's, and they have been okay. I won't pay the price for a frozen turkey at Pac's.. So, I am thinking of trying a fresh one from the Mercado.

Is this a good idea?
If so, which vendor has the best turkeys?
How far in advance do you need to order?
About what would be the pricing on a 15-20lb bird?

Thanks!
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Posted 17 September 2010 - 09:13 AM

I usually get mine at the Mercado from a lady on the end of the meat stalls. I order a week ahead and pick up 2 days before I need it. I don't remember the prices, but they were not cheap.
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Posted 17 September 2010 - 10:14 AM

You can always got to Mike at the French Quarter and he can order one for you when he does his big orders for Thanksgiving...we did that one year, it was awesome, but I can;t remember the price.
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Posted 17 September 2010 - 10:37 AM

I emailed Jan, and Mike to ask about a fresh bird.

I do care about the price, but only to a point. If it is fresh, gain feed, then it is worth paying the price.


I have a pet-peeve with the word "cheap"...I prefer quality at a great price.
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Posted 17 September 2010 - 11:32 AM

We have the same opinion...The Turkey was wonderful and moist....I know that he will even cook it for you and you can pick it up ready to serve...again not sure of the price but the quality is very good. Good luck
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Posted 17 September 2010 - 04:43 PM

I can't believe the prices for turkeys down there. At Thanksgiving I usually buy 5 or 6 of them over a period of a few days with a coupon and get a 20# bird for $5.00. I can get turkey breasts for .99 cents a pound all year long. Still have 4 in my freezer. Miracle Whip and Turkeys are the things to bring down. Maybe corned beef too. I could pay for my trip...LOL
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Posted 17 September 2010 - 05:26 PM

Steve, I'm not sure I want to know where you will be hiding the bird :rolleyes:

Of course, you could stuff the bird with MW jars, and dress the turkey up like a dog and bring it down in a kennel. It could be a BIRD DOG!

Your on your own with the corn beef.

Just a through.
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Posted 17 September 2010 - 07:23 PM

Paula,
Would you mind asking Mike if he can get turkey breasts as well . It appears that I will be in czm for thangsgiving renewing my fm-3 .

I always inject a turkey for thanksgiving and either smoke it or fry it.

Thanks,
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Posted 17 September 2010 - 07:48 PM

'I always inject a turkey for thanksgiving and either smoke it or fry it'

Sounds like a bad habit to me.........
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Posted 17 September 2010 - 08:34 PM

old habits die hard bt I'm trying
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Posted 18 September 2010 - 12:30 AM

saw a bunch of frozen ones in mega today, just an fyi.
now, on my bike ride yesterday, i almost ran over one on the transversal then he chased me down the road.
if i see one the next ride and go for it, i will sell you a quality bird for a good price! :)
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Posted 18 September 2010 - 06:32 AM

Wow, the menu choices are getting better all the time.

Road Kill Turkey, or Barbie Doll Breast of Turkey.

Road Kill Turkey could be billed as "A Hero's meal". Killed in combat with an IronWomen!

Not that Barbie Doll Breast of Turkey doesn't have something appealing as well.

What a FOWL discussion.
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Posted 18 September 2010 - 06:13 PM

Heard from Jan at the French Quarter, they do not sell uncooked turkeys.

Of course, they will be offering a great Thanksgiving dinner at the resturant, and will have fully prepared Thanksgiving meals to take home.

So, back to the hunt for who has a quality, fresh turkey, at a reasonable price ;)
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Posted 19 September 2010 - 04:50 AM

Paula , thanks for checking it out .

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 09:41 AM

i have bike intensive week this week so i will keep my eyes open. the one that chased me was a good 3 feet tall, no joke.
but, seriously, i think my salesgirl's brother or father may have some for sale. free range very likely, but i will try to get details this week. once i have info, i will post. i am sure they will love to have pre-orders!
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Posted 19 September 2010 - 09:44 AM

Your more then welcome to have dinner with us. Will even provide left overs.

I did this one year, had an open house and it was wonderful. Met some great folks who are life long friends.

Just have to find the bird now. Remember that old song "bird, bird, bird is the word"?

I'm on a mission...
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Posted 19 September 2010 - 02:37 PM

Miracle Whip and Turkeys are the things to bring down. Maybe corned beef too. I could pay for my trip...LOL



Paula, is this why you have a jar of Miracle Whip as your avatar? i.e. it's delicious and hard to find? :D
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Posted 19 September 2010 - 03:06 PM

Does free range mean they eat what ever they can find? They are not gain feed, correct?


Yes, I can not live without my MW...I refuse to eat egg or tuna salad unless I have MW.

You can no longer get it here.

Thank goodness to friends who know my addiction, and bring me down a jar or two.

I have taken to rationing it, just like in war time.
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Posted 21 September 2010 - 02:38 PM

good turkey news. my sales girls' relatives have birds grown here on the island. BIG plump free range birds. there are only about 6 of them, perhaps a few more. they do not have a price yet, but can be pre-ordered. they say they weigh about 9 kilos each! as soon as we have the prices, i will post. they think it was about 600 pesos for the bird, but could be less. of course they will be cleaned and feathered, ready to cook.
if you are serious about getting one of these, please let me know and i will figure out payment arrangements so your bird can be set aside for you now.
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Posted 23 September 2010 - 02:16 PM

the owners of these big birds is asking who wants a bird to reserve it now. i am still trying to get a price. but this is a great opp for a free range turkey for the table.
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