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Old 11-25-2012, 05:09 PM
 
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Does anyone know where I can donate the TONS of leftovers I have
from Thanksgiving? I am turkeyed out!!!

I was thinking about Shade Tree but not sure if they will take already prepared food.
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:50 PM
 
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If the dish looks like this...



...I would say no problem.

But if the dish looks like...



...I doubt it.

Plus I am sure a lot of the people that have been eating at shelters for he past week are probably all turkeys out also.


Sent from cell...
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:43 PM
 
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I would say that no one will accept cooked food let alone food that is 3 days old. How can they know that the food was properly cooked, stored and refrigerated?
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:49 PM
 
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No legitimate charity will take it -- no way to know it was cooked, cooled or stored properly. You could inadvertently make a lot of people ill.

Instead break it down, portion it and freeze it so you can spread the leftovers out over several weeks.


1) Remove all the meat from the turkey, roast the bones until they start to brown, then make turkey stock.

2) Take all that meat and freeze them in 1-pound portions. Pull some out and season them to make burritos, soup or similar.

3) Freeze the potatoes in 1-pound portions. Mashed potatoes freeze very well.

The rest, use your best judgement. Some things freeze well. Stuffing does not. Don't make the same mistake for Christmas.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:54 PM
 
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My Australian Shepherd just indicated to me that she'd be happy to accept all turkey donations.

Seriously, you could probably take it to RC farms for the piglets, or directly out to some homeless encampments, which is not recommended because of safety issues.

Here's the address to RC Farms: R.C. Farms: 555 East El Campo Grande Ave., North Las Vegas 89081
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:58 PM
 
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No legitimate charity will take it -- no way to know it was cooked, cooled or stored properly. You could inadvertently make a lot of people ill.

Instead break it down, portion it and freeze it so you can spread the leftovers out over several weeks.


1) Remove all the meat from the turkey, roast the bones until they start to brown, then make turkey stock.

2) Take all that meat and freeze them in 1-pound portions. Pull some out and season them to make burritos, soup or similar.

3) Freeze the potatoes in 1-pound portions. Mashed potatoes freeze very well.

The rest, use your best judgement. Some things freeze well. Stuffing does not. Don't make the same mistake for Christmas.
Is it too late to freeze 3 day old turkey that has been refrigerated?
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:16 PM
 
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I have a frozen turkey in the package that I want to donate. With all that's happened, I have a lot to be thankful for.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:50 PM
 
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RC Farms
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:24 PM
 
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Is it too late to freeze 3 day old turkey that has been refrigerated?
That should be ok. I was told it is good in the refrigerator up to 4 days.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:34 AM
 
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If cooled and stored properly in a 40f (or less) refrigerator, you have a week. So, yes, freeze away.
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