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Frozen Turkey, when to buy?

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SilverHawk Mon 14-Dec-15 19:50:26

If no space in the freezer?
ATM I'm thinking three days to defrost....perhaps.
How many days will it survive in the fridge?

OddBoots Mon 14-Dec-15 19:51:55

Three days may not be enough depending on the size, the food safety chart is here:

SilverHawk Mon 14-Dec-15 20:04:24

That's a really good start, thanks.
Once the turkey is defrosted, would it last like normal meat?
3-4 days?

SilverHawk Mon 14-Dec-15 20:06:30

Could I buy a hefty beast on Wednesday and not need the freezer?

SilverHawk Mon 14-Dec-15 20:59:33

Or, will I poison everyone?

llhj Mon 14-Dec-15 21:01:53

Yes of course just buy it on Wednesday. They'll be dated post 25th from Monday probably. Bit confused as to the necessity of frozen turkey🤔.

SilverHawk Mon 14-Dec-15 21:47:12

Could I buy a fresh one on Wednesday?
No idea that would be possible. Thank you.
So, either way, I can buy the budgie on this Wednesday? Seems a long time for fresh.

llhj Tue 15-Dec-15 21:37:43

I thought you meant next Wednesday! Definitely not tomorrow no.

Squishyeyeballs Wed 16-Dec-15 08:45:58

Just wondering, where does everyone put their turkey etc to defrost? Obviously the fridge would be the best place but mine is small and if I put the turkey and lame defrosting in there, I won't have room for much else fconfused

Squishyeyeballs Wed 16-Dec-15 08:46:39

lamb We're not having lame for dinner fgrin

SilverHawk Wed 16-Dec-15 20:57:13

Well I'm not eating budgies grin and you're not eating lame!
Somehow, all fowl eventually gets referred to as budgie at this time of year fblush
Budgies are never mentioned in the summer honest guv

SilverHawk Wed 16-Dec-15 21:02:33

llhj, thanks for putting me off the mass poisoning.
I have looked in the freezer and there were none left anyway. The fresh ones come in from the 20th onwards. I think (hope) I will manage to get one.

SilverHawk Fri 18-Dec-15 18:27:26

I've seen fresh turkey crowns today, with a use by date of 27th December.
Is that safe?

HermioneWeasley Fri 18-Dec-15 20:51:47

I usually buy a medium frozen bird early 23rd and defrost in freezer and it's fine.

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