It may seem a bit strange to talk about buying a turkey in December. But now is the absolute best time to snag an incredible deal on Turkey and save money on meat.
I was able to snag a pretty good deal on my Thanksgiving turkey this year. I paid $0.59/lb at Publix a few days before Thanksgiving. That’s $0.10 per pound less than I paid last year.
I almost bought a second turkey that day just to take advantage of the good deal. But I decided against it since I didn’t have room to store two turkeys. I’m thankful I didn’t purchase a second one that day since I was able to find an even better deal a few days later.
I happened to stop by Target Saturday night (two days after Thanksgiving) and found whole turkeys at $0.49/lb. That is a rock bottom price in my area. So, I bought another turkey even though Thanksgiving was long gone.
I made the second turkey last night. We had some of the turkey for dinner and shredded up the other 90% in freezer bags to store for dinner throughout the next few weeks.
I plan on using the turkey in place of chicken in most of my recipes. So, even though we will be having turkey for dinner, it won’t feel like a long, drawn-out version of Thanksgiving. I’ll use it just like I’d use shredded chicken.
I foresee a bunch of turkey enchiladas, soups and casseroles in my menu plan in the coming weeks/months. But, I’m not complaining. For $0.49/lb I’ll gladly eat turkey every day. (Read this post and this post to see how else I save money on meat).
Do you, or would you, purchase a turkey after Thanksgiving for the sake of saving money?
Also, if you have any recipes ideas that include shredded turkey/chicken, please tell me in the comments below. I have turkey coming out of my ears (since I was also able to store a few freezer bags of shredded turkey from our Thanksgiving turkey as well) and I’m definitely in need of some great recipes!