I'm all about the deal, and recently, I was at a local grocery store and found turkeys on sale. It was just after the holidays, and they still had a few left that were fresh (not frozen) and had a "sell by" date of a few days later. Sure, if I was buying one for a dinner a week from then, no, not a good idea, but after our success of the Thanksgiving turkey we roasted, I figured, why not buy two and go home and roast them and put them up?
So are you ready for the price? $5.00 each!
TWO 14 lb turkeys, for $10.00!
So below is how we did them:
We started by removing the giblets and rinsing the turkey. Then we rubbed it down, both under the skin and on top of the skin, with olive oil and our "farmhouse seasoning" blend of spices.
Then it was put on this Beer Can Turkey Rack, on a foil lined baking sheet in the oven. We put it on the bottom level rack and roasted it for 1 hour at 450 deg. We didn't use a beer can or anything liquid, we just used the rack as the means to make it easy to keep it upright for the vertical roasting.
Here it is about midway through the roasting process.
And here it is finished, in all its golden glory. A 14 lb turkey done in an hour.
After that, we just let it cool and then simply cut it up. Here is one of them, cut into the appropriate pieces, and then vacuum sealed. We put them in packages of two legs, two wings, and then, because they are so large, we put one breast per bag and one thigh per bag. That way, later on we'll have choice of using white and/or dark meat depending on whatever recipe we want to use.
So remember to check your grocery store after major holidays, you can stock up on meat at a great price, just be ready to cook and/or freeze it within a few days. We've gotten ribs and briskets for deals like this after other holidays, such as Memorial Day or 4th of July or Labor Day. Heck, you can get some great deals on ham after Easter too!