How to buy turkey

For the best value in purchasing turkey, if buying a tom turkey, be sure it is at least 13 pounds and if a hen turkey, it should be at least 10 pounds or more.  If you buy turkey with less weight, you are getting more bone than meat ratio.  Often the turkeys are not marked as to gender, so if not, it is best to get at least a 13 pound turkey to be sure.  If you don't need the entire turkey, purchasing the breast is the best value (if you like white meat).  I put the breast in a baking bag with the celery, etc. as recommended on the package, and put it in the microwave.  It gets brown, is juicy, and flavorful without the mess.  This is also a quick way to make it and save on energy costs of baking it a long time in the oven.

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