Turkeyed Out

Turkey is the food that we eat once a year

Have you noticed the day after Thanksgiving, the desire to eat more turkey is gone?  We may eat it cold, warm, mix it into other food dishes, but after just a couple of days, we are turkeyed out. What’s up with that?  Unlike hamburgers, pizza, and chicken, which we eat every week, sometimes twice a day, turkey is one of those meals that we don’t need for months once we’ve had it.  Some families only have it once a year.

When planning the Christmas feast each year, turkey is an option presented, but too often, a family member will utter, “We just had turkey.”

Think about it; it’s been weeks since we’ve had turkey, but yet we’ve gorged ourselves on hamburgers, hotdogs, pizza, beef sandwiches, and chicken countless times over those weeks.  Turkey never enters our mind unless we think of Thanksgiving or see it on a restaurant menu and think, hmm, turkey sounds good today.

Turkey isn’t a complicated meal to cook, and it typically serves multiple people.  It is not like you have to buy an extra one to feed a large family.

Grocery stores have blowout sales to get rid of extra turkeys that didn’t sell.  You pay pennies a pound. I cannot think of another food that goes on such a significant price drop after a holiday, like a turkey. I’ll buy one of those discounted turkeys and sometime over the next 3-4 months cook it up, but not before then.

Turkey is the food we love once a year, but twice in little more than a month, no thank you.

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