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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

"Fool Proof" Turkey

My Jenny-O turkey breast promises it is "fool proof", right on the bag. I know how to cook a real turkey (thank you, Alton Brown), but no one in my family eats the dark meat, so I figured the fool proof turkey breast was the way to go.

Unpacking the groceries on Monday night, Alan asked where the turkey goes. "In the fridge," I said. Obviously, turkey always goes in the fridge to defrost three days before Thanksgiving. I am so smart. {pats self on back for forward thinking braininess}

Fast forward to Tuesday night. "Kristy, you wanted this turkey in the fridge, right?"

Annoyed and exasperated, "yes." {rolls eyes at hubby}

"Even though it says 'from freezer to perfect' and 'store in freezer' on the bag?"

Silent pause.


And why couldn't Alan mention the instructions on the bag, um, say, Monday WHEN HE SAW THEM AND ASKED ME WHERE TO PUT THE BAG? :(

I put it back in the freezer and am cooking it today anyway. It wasn't defrosted yet...and salmonella is just a silly myth...right?



Mamaebeth said...

i don't think salmonella is a concern if it was in the refridgerator.

Stac Cole said...

I think you will be fine. I frequently take things out to cook and put them in the fridge and then get home and decide I don't want to cook that and put it back in the freezer. We haven't died yet.

Krumpledwhiskers said...

If it was still frozen it's okay to refreeze. I just question the idea of cooking a frozen turkey. It just doesn't seem right! How the heck are you supposed to get under the skin to add herbs and oil and what about the innards?? It seems like an impossible task to pull guts out of a frozen bird.

Krumpledwhiskers said...

Yeah, so I just re-read your post and it says clearly, "Turkey BREAST". Ignore my paranoid comments.