(Closed) Americans and their turkeys :)

posted 5 years ago in Food
  • poll: How often do you eat turkey
    Every couple days : (2 votes)
    10 %
    Once a week : (2 votes)
    10 %
    Couple times a month : (6 votes)
    29 %
    Never!!! : (11 votes)
    52 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I eat it on sandwiches pretty often. It comes sliced like any other deli meat. I only eat whole turkey on Thanksgiving. It’s a tradition!

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I rarely eat it. I usually only eat it randomly in sandwiches. I’m more of a roast beef type of girl. My family doesn’t even have turkey on Thanksgiving. I just find it to be dry overall. 

    Post # 5
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    We only eat Turkey on Thanksgiving, since it’s tradition and all. Other than that, maybe two or three times a year I’ll have a turkey sandwich with sliced deli meat.

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    sandwich meat… probably bi-weekly. actual turkey that you have to roast… once or twice a year. 

    in movies, they’ll usually have a turkey on the table because visually, you see that and think warm, family, holidays, etc.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I LOVE TURKEY! 

    We of course have it on Thanksgiving and they have incredible sales after Thanksgiving on all the turkeys that didn’t sell so we usually stock up and my Dad will smoke a whole turkey like once a month.

    We have it on sandwhiches, in enchiladas, or in any dish that usually features chicken!

    yet still, I think I would only eat it like a few times a month.

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    copied from an article:

     

    How did we end up with the tradition of eating turkeys during the holidays?

    They were fresh, affordable, and big enough to feed a crowd. Americans have long preferred large poultry for celebrations because the birds could be slaughtered without a huge economic sacrifice. Cows were more useful alive than dead, and commercial beef wasn’t widely available until the late 19thcentury. Chicken was more highly regarded than it is today, but rooster meat was tough, and hens were valuable as long as they laid eggs. Venison would have been another option, especially during the 17th and 18th centuries, though it would have required you to hunt for your Thanksgiving meal. There was plenty of ham or brined pork around, but it wasn’t considered fit for special occasions. Eating turkey was also in keeping with British holiday customs that had been imported to the New World.

    Among the big birds, turkey was ideal for a fall feast. Turkeys born in the spring would spend about seven months eating insects and worms on the farm, growing to about 10 pounds by Thanksgiving. They were cheaper than geese, which were more difficult to raise, and cheaper by the pound than chickens.


    Post # 10
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I will sometimes buy deli turkey and have sandwhiches, but the only time I really eat a lot of turkey is on Thanksgiving and for a few days afterward.

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Love turkey deli meat — I miss it living abroad, I’d kill for a good turkey sandwich.

    As for roasting a whole bird, only a couple times a year. 

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @Charlie89:  Haha, I actually read that per capita Israel consumes the most turkey… oddly enough. Random useless fact. =P

    I’m a vegetarian, but before I was I would eat it a lot. Mostly deli cuts, not so much an acutal turkey – that is mostly just for thanksgiving and maybe a couple other times of the year (but not really). I would say I used to eat it about 1-2 times per week.

    Post # 14
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I love turkey… I’d eat it all the time if I could. I really only eat it once maybe twice a month though… pepperoni on the other hand… lol

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @Charlie89:   I was hoping you would all be like “frick yea!! Love turkey, eat that shit like every day!!”

    OMG you just make me literally LOL and spit out my ginger ale.

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    all this talk of turkey has made me want some fricken turkey though. i bought a spare during the thanksgiving sales (they were so cheap). next weekend might be time to thaw it out and cook up a nice big meal.

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