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Turkey

  • 25-11-2018 3:43pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 11,766 ✭✭✭✭ Gael23


    Where are you all getting your Turkeys from this year?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,670 ✭✭✭ SarahLil


    I buy from my local butcher


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,595 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    I usually get a free range bronze one from Lidl. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,994 ✭✭✭ CheerLouth


    Local butchers - he runs a club all year round so I do have it paid for well in advance


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,662 ✭✭✭ Fann Linn


    Can't wait. With hapes of stuffing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,792 Postgrad10


    We usually but from local butcher but this year we're thinking of having roast beef for a change.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 26,661 ✭✭✭✭ OldMrBrennan83


    Got a couple of the XXL's in Dunnes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,699 ✭✭✭ Rows Grower


    Mine is just outside roaming around the place like a boss for the last 14 weeks.

    She's got a few friends for company, they're like ostrich's the size they're after getting.

    "Very soon we are going to Mars. You wouldn't have been going to Mars if my opponent won, that I can tell you. You wouldn't even be thinking about it."

    Donald Trump, March 13th 2018.



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,766 ✭✭✭✭ Gael23


    Mine is just outside roaming around the place like a boss for the last 14 weeks.

    She's got a few friends for company, they're like ostrich's the size they're after getting.

    If only she realized her fate.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,699 ✭✭✭ Rows Grower


    Gael23 wrote: »
    If only she realized her fate.

    If she knew what I have planned she'd be gone down that lane and off down the road like the road runner.

    "Very soon we are going to Mars. You wouldn't have been going to Mars if my opponent won, that I can tell you. You wouldn't even be thinking about it."

    Donald Trump, March 13th 2018.



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,712 ✭✭✭ DvB


    Local butcher for us for both Turkey & ham. Getting the turkey bones & rolled again this year as it was a huge success last year.
    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,098 Casey Fancy Superhuman


    DvB wrote: »
    Local butcher for us for both Turkey & ham

    We do the same


  • Registered Users Posts: 188 ✭✭ weetiepie


    Aldi..Can't fault the free range they have. Have tried many turkeys and have also reared our own over the years but have to say..Aldis' turkeys are as good as any..


  • Registered Users Posts: 1 Maria_F81


    weetiepie wrote: »
    Aldi..Can't fault the free range they have. Have tried many turkeys and have also reared our own over the years but have to say..Aldis' turkeys are as good as any..

    Was going to try the Aldi one ourselves this year. Are they all stuffed or can you get ones without? I'd rather my own stuffing, so that's the only thing putting me off!


  • Registered Users Posts: 188 ✭✭ weetiepie


    Maria_F81 wrote: »
    Was going to try the Aldi one ourselves this year. Are they all stuffed or can you get ones without? I'd rather my own stuffing, so that's the only thing putting me off!

    No they the majority are stuffing free. I think it may only be crowns etc that are stuffed. I prefer making my own stuffings too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,279 ✭✭✭✭ vicwatson


    weetiepie wrote: »
    Aldi..Can't fault the free range they have. Have tried many turkeys and have also reared our own over the years but have to say..Aldis' turkeys are as good as any..

    They are advertising two in their brochure

    Both available from Dec 20th

    4-4.9kg
    Exquisite Irish free range outdoor reared slow growing bronze whole turkey (literally a mouthful)

    5-5.9kg
    Large free range bronze whole Irish turkey

    Sort of prices per kg will these be does anyone know?


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,267 ✭✭✭✭ freshpopcorn


    We look around at various supermarkets and butchers and see which looks best.
    We'd never book one encase we got landed with a bad looking one.
    We got the bone and rolled one for Easter a few years ago and found it disappointing.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 26,661 ✭✭✭✭ OldMrBrennan83


    We look around at various supermarkets and butchers and see which looks best.
    We'd never book one encase we got landed with a bad looking one.
    We got the bone and rolled one for Easter a few years ago and found it disappointing.

    I'd be the same, has to be the full bird for the flavour for me. Usually just stuff the neck and make some separately.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,380 ✭✭✭ chuckles30


    Local butcher for both turkey and ham. Ordered at the weekend - collect on Christmas Eve. No queuing or worrying about them being in stock or storing them for days before the big day.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,766 ✭✭✭✭ Gael23


    We got ours from a butchers online store last year. Came in an insulated cool box so will likely use again this year


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,805 ✭✭✭ matchthis


    Gael23 wrote: »
    We got ours from a butchers online store last year. Came in an insulated cool box so will likely use again this year

    Got a link for the above?

    Got a turkey crown in Dunnes last year. Alot went to waste despite my best efforts. Brother was convinced I bought it cooked


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,766 ✭✭✭✭ Gael23


    matchthis wrote: »
    Got a link for the above?

    Got a turkey crown in Dunnes last year. Alot went to waste despite my best efforts. Brother was convinced I bought it cooked

    http://www.jameswhelanbutchers.com/products.php?cat=Christmas


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,279 ✭✭✭✭ vicwatson


    matchthis wrote: »
    Got a link for the above?

    Got a turkey crown in Dunnes last year. Alot went to waste despite my best efforts. Brother was convinced I bought it cooked

    James whelan’s owned by Dunnes


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,776 ✭✭✭✭ Slattsy


    Hogans farm again for me, cant bate em. Free delivery if you spend over 100e so I always get a small ham too :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 605 ✭✭✭ BoroMan32


    €82.50 for an 8kg turkey with James Whelan Butchers :eek:

    Used to pay similar in the butchers for years, but last year got a cheap frozen one in Dunnes and then a half price one on Christmas Eve when Aldi were selling them off. Both were as nice as any in previous years. So I'll be doing similar this year.


  • Registered Users Posts: 408 ✭✭ DubInTheWest


    Definitely local butcher. Got one from SuperValu a couple years back and it was disgusting. It was bone and rolled but looked like 2 different types of turkey meat and tasted horrible. Back to local butcher last year and amazing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 188 ✭✭ weetiepie


    chuckles30 wrote: »
    Local butcher for both turkey and ham. Ordered at the weekend - collect on Christmas Eve. No queuing or worrying about them being in stock or storing them for days before the big day.

    This is what I miss about the local butchers. The fact that you can collect christmas eve and the no stress of trying to store a turkey in an already full fridge for up to 5 days before hand.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,267 ✭✭✭✭ freshpopcorn


    weetiepie wrote: »
    This is what I miss about the local butchers. The fact that you can collect christmas eve and the no stress of trying to store a turkey in an already full fridge for up to 5 days before hand.

    My local Super-Valu does this even Tesco would if you met somebody you knew.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,766 ✭✭✭✭ Gael23


    Mine is just outside roaming around the place like a boss for the last 14 weeks.

    She's got a few friends for company, they're like ostrich's the size they're after getting.

    Suppose they have met their maker by now?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,699 ✭✭✭ Rows Grower


    Gael23 wrote: »
    Suppose they have met their maker by now?

    Yep, plucked and hanging waiting to be cleaned out tomorrow.

    "Very soon we are going to Mars. You wouldn't have been going to Mars if my opponent won, that I can tell you. You wouldn't even be thinking about it."

    Donald Trump, March 13th 2018.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 10 OUTOFCONTROL


    We get our Turkey and a Loin of Bacon from the Isle of Man.


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