Speaking of soup... turkey stock. Over 6 quarts. Simmering with an egg white and crushed egg shell, to clarify the stock.
Do you ever start doing things that make you look in the mirror at night and ask yourself: "Are you nuts???". I was at the grocery store on Saturday, picking up a few things to do some baking, when my eye caught the sign that said FRESH TURKEY. A few things flitted through my brain.
- the pink slime and glued meat stories that I've heard. If you don't know what these are, click on the links.
- the current X L Foods e.coli beef recall
- my lovely new food grinder attachment for my Kitchenaid stand mixer
- the shopping list stuck to the fridge that has chicken stock written on it
- the recipes in the Looneyspoons cookbook that call for ground turkey
I spent Sunday afternoon workin' the turkey. Hah - sounds like a country song. :-)
I cut it in half - top half, breast meat, went back in the fridge for roasting on Monday. The bottom half, legs and wings got deboned, and the meat was ground up into about 5 1/2 lbs of meat for the freezer. I have to say, I loved my grinder/food mill when I did the tomato sauce, but it was a little anemic with the turkey meat. If this becomes a new habit I may have to look into some better equipment. I may also have to look into a rubber room for myself. But I digress. So, my little purchase (OMG, $46.00. Are you kidding me???) netted:
- 6 + quarts of stock
- 5 1/2 lbs ground turkey
- roast turkey meals (served 7 portions so far, plus two more ziplock bags in the freezer).
- the satisfaction of knowing that if there is any food poisoning going on around here, it is going to be done by me.