Our Christmas turkey was raised near Osler, Saskatchewan. We picked her up freshly plucked from Pine View Farms on the morning of Christmas Eve. She spent the next 24 hours at the spa (ie: a fragrant salt brine) and then a few hours bronzing in the oven. When she arrived at the dinner table she was brown, crispy, moist and so delicieux!
However, that is not the end of the story. The next day, we warmed the leftover turkey in gravy and served it over hot biscuits. The day after that, I simmered the turkey bones with carrots, onions and herbs in plenty of water which became a wonderful curry turkey soup with beans and wild rice. The following day, it was turkey salad sandwiches for lunch. For New Year's Eve, I served up a fabulous turkey pie.
And that's the story of the turkey who came for dinner and stayed for a week.