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putting my foot down and having christmas at home, how about the turkey? do i need to order it?

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SlartyBartFast Sun 01-Nov-09 14:36:49

gulp,how much in advance? is tescos ok, or frozen even?

what size do you reckon?

someone said they just had a crown but i couldnt follow delia smith if i just had a crown to cook blush <<hopeless>>

blametheparents Sun 01-Nov-09 14:47:37

I do order my turkey, just so I know that it is all sorted and it just needs to be picked up.
Last year I ordered a turkey crown from the butcher;s which was stuffed with a prok meat stuffing. The receipt had the cooking times and it was really easy.

blametheparents Sun 01-Nov-09 14:48:13

Never had a frozen turkey, so can't comment on what they are like.

SlartyBartFast Sun 01-Nov-09 14:49:00

thanks.i spose there is always mumsnet google to find out how to cook a crown.

girlywhirly Sun 01-Nov-09 16:22:04

You could get a decent fresh turkey crown from M&S on 23rd Dec, there are instructions on the packaging, and also how many portions you can get from each size of crown.

My butcher starts taking Christmas meat orders from the first week in Nov. We usually have a big free-range chicken, a 5lb one will feed 8 - 10 people with sausages and bacon. (DH doesn't like turkey, I'm happy to have chicken, always did as a child)

Northernlurker Sun 01-Nov-09 16:52:16

DO NOT BUY a frozen turkey!

Mil did once and it was horrid, very, very dry. She is a perfectly good cook so I don't think it was her - it was definately the bird!

kickassmama Sun 01-Nov-09 17:10:29

I usaully have a rolled turkey crown from butchers,i order it at the begining of december.I have a 4lb crown which feeds 6 adults and 2 kids a couple of slices each(i also have beef)and i always get leftovers!I cooked my 4lb crown for 2 1/2 hours.

SlartyBartFast Sun 01-Nov-09 20:05:57


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