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Old 11-21-2010, 06:10 AM
 
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I usually buy our turkey on the Monday or Tuesday before Thanksgiving, but the last couple of years there were no turkeys left by then except really big or really small ones. Yesterday they had a lot of 18-19lb. turkeys, so I bought one. But I worry if it will still be fresh by Thanksgiving if I leave it in the fridge all this time? I thought of popping into the freezer for a day or so, but although the turkey was "fresh", the breast was just a little bit frozen when I bought it---so I'm not sure if it's safe to refreeze it. It's a Butterball turkey. Thoughts?
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Old 11-21-2010, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Charlotte county, Florida
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There should be a date on the package, see if it's beyond the 25th. That doesnt always mean it will be good though.
Cut a small hole in it and use your nose, if it smells even a little off take it back.
5 days seems a little long to me to have any type meat sitting in the chill chest... except if your dry aging your own beef.
Also Fresh Means you paid more per pound and it should not have been "a little frozen" sounds like you got ripped off.
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Old 11-21-2010, 06:31 AM
 
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Yes, the "sell by" date is 11/28, which is the Sunday following T'giving. I did pay more for fresh, but with fresh turkeys I've noticed in the past that it's often a tiny bit frozen. I was assuming the delivery trucks are so cold it temporarily freezes the turkeys, but maybe not.
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Old 11-21-2010, 07:55 AM
 
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I can't imaging there is a place that would not let you "order" your fresh turkey for pickup on Tuesday or Wednesday.
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Old 11-21-2010, 08:10 AM
 
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I can't imaging there is a place that would not let you "order" your fresh turkey for pickup on Tuesday or Wednesday.
That's a good point, I should look into that for next year. I know my MIL used to pre-order hers at her nearby grocery store, but she was always complaining how it was much more expensive. They wouldn't hold a name brand turkey like Butterball, she had to order from the butcher dept.
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