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theonewiththecurlyhair Mon 07-Nov-16 21:26:53

It'll just me and teenage dd for Christmas dinner this year but we still want a traditional dinner. I've only ever cooked a whole turkey or a crown previously, does anyone know if you can easily get breast joints?

nannyj Mon 07-Nov-16 21:28:06

I bought a lovely one from Sainsbury's last year. Was only about £10 and plenty for me and did.

nannyj Mon 07-Nov-16 21:28:22

Argh not did dd.

theonewiththecurlyhair Tue 08-Nov-16 08:28:20

That sounds good nannyj.
I can't see it on the Sainsbury's website though, there's this one in the Christmas food, which looks good, although quite a bit bigger than what we need. Or this at the opposite end of the spectrum this, the 7% added water puts me off, or a frozen version also with added water, never thought about buying frozen. Hmmm decisions, decisions.

I usually buy our turkey from a butcher, I wonder if they would do a breast joint.

girlywhirly Tue 08-Nov-16 08:47:55

Butchers will definitely do breast of turkey, ours does them with stuffing and bacon on top. They will do what ever size you need, so it is well worth going and asking their advice. My butcher is taking Christmas meat orders now, and they have turkey breast and also rolled turkey breastmeat for roasting on display.

How much you buy will depend on whether you want enough for Christmas dinner and a sandwich each, or whether you would like more leftovers.

BiddyPop Tue 08-Nov-16 08:51:54

Ive got a breast in M&S before, to cook after work for thanksgiving a few times (DH, DD and I).

For actual Christmas turkey when it's just us, we still get a full one (small size) but freeze 1 full breast whole and often another bag of leftover meat, as well as a couple of days of sandwiches and a special curry. I freeze leftovers of gravy too, for the whole breast and a cheat roast dinner a few weeks later, the mixed bag gets used in stir fry, curry, risotto or similar.

Just make sure you have freezer room available- maybe some nice nibbles or veg that you will use on Christmas Eve/Day/Boxing Day?

BiddyPop Tue 08-Nov-16 08:53:09

But the breast works very well for 1 dinner and maybe sandwiches for 1 person next day

theonewiththecurlyhair Tue 08-Nov-16 09:04:19

I've just had a look at a lovely local butcher's website and they do indeed do a breast joint, and also one stuffed and covered in bacon which would probably be good - although I do love my own stuffing recipe. The small joint in 1-1.5kg which is still pretty big and we're going visiting on boxing day but yes we could freeze leftovers. Good prices too, I'm going to pop in and order this week. Might even order their ready made gravy actually, more time to spend with dd.

I'm excited now! I cook loads but we hardly ever eat roast dinners so Christmas dinner really is a treat for us.

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