Foodie Friday ~~If you smoke it they will come

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Foodie Thursday

When shopping last week Hubby bought a  huge turkey. We prefer to smoke ribs and Boston butt for BBQ rather than grill it. Hubby decided to smoke a whole turkey even though I said it was excessive for us. He said if we smoke it, they will come. So I called the daughter and son, and they did offer to come over last Friday.  Everyone demolished the turkey. (Of course, the furbabies got their parts as well.) My son and daughter took home a bit of leftovers. I think they both like turkey salad.  I guess now I know how to get the kids together. *eyes the ribs in the fridge*

Here is my hubby’s  Turkey recipe

One turkey (ours was around 20 pounds)

1 and one-half jars of raspberry jam

salt/ pepper

He seasoned the turkey and loosened the skin sliding the jam underneath the skin and inside the carcass.

We smoked it following the smokers guidelines overnight. It was ready by noon.

I made mashed potatoes,  frozen corn, and stuffing.

Good food and good family.

All in all, it wasn’t too expensive to feed so many people. The turkey was around 20 dollars, the jam around two bucks a jar. I was surprised how juicy and tasty it was. I did have a few leftovers myself for a couple of other meals, making it even less expensive.

Do you like smoked turkey? Do you like to make one thing you can turn into many meals?


Misty Harvey · 02/23/2017 at 9:21 am

Oh my goodness, that does sound so tasty. I wish we had a smoker here so I could try that. One day, though. Until then I’ll save the recipe. Thanks, Cat.

    Cathy Brockman · 02/23/2017 at 11:39 am

    Thanks Misty. I prefer mine a bit more on the cajun side and baked with crispy skin but I was outnumbered they all preferred this LOL

Flossie Benton Rogers · 02/23/2017 at 11:49 pm

Yum yum yum! I’m with you preferring crispy skin. We don’t smoke but do grill quite frequently. We especially love it in cold weather out by the fire pit.

    Cathy Brockman · 02/24/2017 at 11:52 am

    I haven’t grilled one yet they may be our next project.

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