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Unread 10-17-2008, 11:22 AM   #8
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I did 18 turkeys last year for thanksgiving. I had people sign up for a bird and pre pay for it. I also asked them when they wanted it by ( some familys celebrate on Fri or Sat instead of Thu.). I charged $35 for a 10lb to 12lb avg. bird. I bought all my birds at my local grocery store when they went on sale, avg cost was $10.50.
I smoked my turkeys one to three days ahead of when they were going to be picked up. I put the finished bird in a disposable aluminum pan and covered it with foil. I included an instruction sheet on how to warm up the turkey before serving : 350 deg oven for 45 min. before serving. Or can be eaten cold as bird is fully cooked and ready to eat.
I never had more than 3 finished birds in my fridge at one time due to the schedule that people picked them up.

I also threw in a recipe for an orange, cranberry, jelapeno sauce to use on leftover turkey sandwiches.

They went over realy well.
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