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To think I'll be able to get a sodding turkey?

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FourForYouGlenCoco Wed 23-Dec-15 19:52:15

Doing the second half of the big Xmas shop tomorrow morning. DH is convinced turkey will be sold out everywhere and there'll be none to be found. I think there'll be plenty and he's being a paranoid knob (also, it's a turkey, big fucking deal). Who is right?

Skippedthelightfandango Wed 23-Dec-15 19:54:58

you without a doubt - but get there early just to be certain!

StarlingMurmuration Wed 23-Dec-15 19:55:38

I reckon you'll be able to get one somewhere! Obviously not an artisan butcher's shop, but last year and the year before when I picked up my turkey on Christmas Eve morning, Waitrose had lots on sale as well. And there are always people who miss their slot to collect a pre ordered Turkey - they put those ones on sale too.

usual Wed 23-Dec-15 19:56:54

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Hihohoho1 Wed 23-Dec-15 19:57:44

Go early though or your dh might be right.

Was just in supermarket and found myself complaining to dh about the lack of smoked salmon. hmm

What a bloody stupid first world problem.

Psst there were very few parsnips either so again go early.

MrsPnut Wed 23-Dec-15 19:58:25

And if you don't get a turkey, buy two chickens. Christmas won't be ruined.

TheBestChocolateIsFree Wed 23-Dec-15 19:59:22

There's a slight risk that they'll be sold out but only very slight. If I was cooking for 17 including Nigella Lawson I wouldn't risk it. If it's just your nuclear family and the world won't come to an end if you have a large chicken instead then go for it.

Lara2 Wed 23-Dec-15 19:59:59

Lidl's was full of turkey and salmon yesterday........

HarryDresdensLeatherDuster Wed 23-Dec-15 20:02:06

My local Waitress have had them down to about £4-5 towards the end of Christmas Eve for the last 2 years. I always hover and kick myself for having ordered one full price weeks in advance!

janethegirl2 Wed 23-Dec-15 20:02:10

Sainsburys had loads today

JimmyGreavesMoustache Wed 23-Dec-15 20:02:25

you'll be fine as long as you don't have something very particular in mind.
one Christmas Eve I saw a wild-eyed man running from counter to counter at Smithfield Market demanding an organic Kelly Bronze. All the butchers laughed like drains, and told him his best bet was to trot off to Tesco for a bog-standard supermarket turkey.

Geepee71 Wed 23-Dec-15 20:04:42

Tesco seem to have reduced turkeys on Xmas Eve afternoon yearly and crazy reductions on desserts, but there is normally a crowd around the poor staff member doing the mark downs.

wafflerinchief Wed 23-Dec-15 20:06:46

We always hit m&s for the turkey early Christmas Eve and it's absolutely fine

zzzzz Wed 23-Dec-15 20:08:29

Would your husband actually be able to tell the difference between a large chicken or a small turkey without the package? grin

Actually we always buy ours on Xmas eve and usually have more than 10 to feed. It's cheaper and I stick it in brine so it doesn't fill up the fridge. This is the first year I've bought it early (about half an hour ago). There were loads there.

Tell your should to chill, and embrace your more risky perfectly normal way of navigating the terrifying roast dinner!

FourForYouGlenCoco Wed 23-Dec-15 20:12:45

The daft thing is there's only 4 adults and a toddler, and 2 of the adults are veggie anyway! And he doesn't even like turkey that much. He's just got a bee in his bonnet about it because it's Christmas. To the point where he's saying we should go to tesco now and get one. I'm one of the veggies and think this is a ridiculous faff over a bloody turkey

usual Wed 23-Dec-15 20:15:38

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Chewbecca Wed 23-Dec-15 20:15:47

Plenty in waitrose at lunchtime today

ConfusedInBath Wed 23-Dec-15 20:17:02

I've been to Tesco, Sainbury and M and S today all late afternoon.

Loads of turkey's.

BagelSuffragette Wed 23-Dec-15 20:17:22

Sainsbury's today at about 3, lots of turkeys (frozen and fresh) still there. Only thing in short supply was smoked salmon, got one of the last and had been sold out in Waitrose the day before (although they prob got another delivery today). What are you having, veggie-wise?

usual Wed 23-Dec-15 20:17:32

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redgoat Wed 23-Dec-15 20:18:30

I bet if you didn't let him see the packaging and just served a chicken up up sliced, he'd never tell the difference!! lol

zzzzz Wed 23-Dec-15 20:19:22

If there's only a few of you Fitch the turkey and buy s couple of fucks instead. Sadly not an option here we have to feed 12.

zzzzz Wed 23-Dec-15 20:19:52

Ditch! I don't know what Fitch is confused

BestIsWest Wed 23-Dec-15 20:21:51

grin zzzzz

usual Wed 23-Dec-15 20:21:58

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