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For the Love of Turkey

Buying the Turkey in our house is always the first marker that the Christmas shopping has officially started. I was very concerned by the media sugesting that Turkeys might be in higher demand here in the UK this year as there is a shortage of Lorry drivers to bring them in from Europe . I never give much attention to political issues, but the Turkey threat caused the Alarm bells to ring back in early October. *Could my Christmas be ruined by the lack of a Turkey?* My God sadly, I had the shakes! I want Turkey, Branston Pickle and a Swede. The rest of Christmas can goto shit for all I care, but I have to have those 3 items. I made a promise to myself that as soon as I saw a big one I'd buy it. Everytime I went past the freezers, the Turkeys were sold out. My heart was sinking, but I reminded myself that there's enough time to keep looking or order some from an online butcher if I had too. Last week, I went online to purchase a Turkey, everywhere I shopped there was a waiting list for the size I wanted. Then, I found one, it would only serve 6 - 10 people. I quickly secured the payment with a sigh of relief. I admit I was a bit disheartened by the size but nevertheless I had a Turkey. I admit I felt smug but at the same time happy that I started the search with plenty of time to spare. I didn't give Christmas dinner another thought until today. Dh's mom called to say she won a Huge Turkey but it was too big for her and asked me if I wanted to swap mine for hers! "Absolutely Yes"I said. What are the chances of that happening? She knows how much we all love Turkey, I'll be feeding anywhere from 4 - 16 people on Christmas day - maybe more this year, depends on who phones me the day before to say they're staying over. I'm thoroughly over the moon, I hope the press is wrong about the Turkey deliveries this year, but all the same I'm landed I got mine.

posted on Nov 4, 2021 10:51 AM ()


The very word turkey starts a buying frenzy. I bought a ham to go with my sister's turkey and I am taking two kinds of potatoes and a jello salad.
comment by elderjane on Nov 6, 2021 2:16 AM ()
Ham never entered my head! Why is that? I love ham. Now I need a ham ...glazed in honey and speared in peppercorns
reply by ddublovah on Nov 8, 2021 5:45 AM ()
I was thinking about what second entree might supplement a turkey (over here, people might do ham because it goes well with the sweet potatoes), but then I got to the 'won a turkey' part. What a great solution.
comment by traveltales on Nov 4, 2021 12:59 PM ()
reply by ddublovah on Nov 8, 2021 5:45 AM ()

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