We had no problem finding one at Sam's Club. We had brought a cooler with us so, although it was b word to carry back on the boat, we got it home safely. Since there was nobody occupying the cabana last week, we stuck it in that refrigerator to slowly defrost. Fast forward 24 hours to last Sunday.
We went over to get the turkey to move to our refrigerator only to discover that a 14 pound turkey had totally defrosted! No way we could keep it until Thursday without cooking it. So on Monday, into the oven it went. We basically had one meal from it, stripped all the meat, shredded and froze it and I boiled the carcass and made broth for future soups and stuff.
There was no way around it. We were going to have a new traditional Christmas meal and that was going to include turkey!
So last Tuesday B and I headed over to Cancun and after having a marvelous Christmas lunch with CancunCanuck, Max and Lisa Love, off to CostCo we headed in Lisa's vocho de mil colores and purchased another. The smallest one we could find was 17 pounds!
And here's what it ended up looking like yesterday.
And what I sat down to gobble up.
To heck with our new traditional meal. Next year we are having ham!