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Saturday, April 7, 2012

G is for Galluzilla - the Gift that will Continue to Give

 
I've been meaning to tell you the rest of this story, and here we are at G. Can't find a better time! For those of you who are coming by for the A-Z Challenge, I'll give you a quick overview.

On October 20th, we were given a 30 pound turkey. Yes, thirty. Named Galluzilla for Gallus (Latin for fowl) and zilla (Pop Culture for monster- actually the Wikipedia entry for Godzilla is quite interesting)

30 pound turkey

Freezer, challenge to get it in... Thawing, challenge to get it thawed... On December 22, I cut it up, and made soup out of all the less desirable parts.

cutting up turkey

Still 20 pounds left to roast for Christmas dinner!

roasted turkey

I saved the wishbone, sprayed it white, and it will hang on future Christmas trees.

wishbone


Just a wishbone you say? Check out the ruler. Yes, that is 6 inches!

wishbone


Goodbye till next Christmas, Galluzilla.



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33 comments:

Inspiring Always said...

That is a huge, giant turkey! I'm glad you turned it into fun instead of a stress. Lovely to read you. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Loretta said...

You forgot that it tasted yummy also! Love the wishbone and will be looking for it next year on your tree...

betchai said...

at first, it doesn't look like giant, but when i saw you holding the leg, i finally can connect the 30-lbs to that turkey, and the wishbone, my! i do not think i have seen one, and wonder how you were able to thaw it well enough.

rainfield61 said...

How such a big one manage to fly?

Francene said...

That's the biggest turkey in the world. You should have made a cast of its body and perched it on your roof for people who passed to gawk at. What a great persent. I'm glad you made good use of the carcase.

Ann said...

that was a huge turkey. Love your idea for the wishbone.

sheren said...

I haven't tried eating turkey yet. I'm sure it taste great.

Texas Yellow Rose said...

Wow! That is a Turkey! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I had visited yours a few days ago and enjoyed it. Peace . . .

Cindy Dwyer said...

Yum! Nothing beats a huge turkey! I would be intimidated by a thirty pounder, though.

You must have eaten turkey for days...

Kimberly said...

Wow, that is one huge turkey. I love the name and what it means!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I enjoyed your alliterations. :)

Chuck said...

That is one big bird. And I like the name too! Thanks for stopping by during the A-Z. I'll be back for more.

Monti said...

Even at 20 pounds, the turkey looks delicious! Thanks for visiting my blog.

Monti

Anna Tan said...

Wow. I didn't know turkeys could get that big.

Thanks for dropping by at my place!

anna

D.G. Hudson said...

Nice story for Easter Weekend. I had to cook one of those once when we had a larger crowd. No room in the oven for anything else!

Enjoyed your post. Dropping by here via the A - Z Challenge.

J.C. Martin said...

Wow, that is one big bird. What a fun 'G' post! And thanks for popping by my blog!

J.C. Martin
A to Z Blogger

Nick Wilford said...

You must have been eating turkey sandwiches for a while with that baby! Turkey curry is a good idea too.

Emily Moir said...

Holy big turkey!

Stephanie said...

Now that's a TURKEY! I like the idea of turning the wishbone into a christmas ornament...although I'd probably break down and wish on it instead.

Like you, I'm finding myself unable to respond to comments during the challenge. It's all a bit overwhelming!

Brittany TYD said...

Oh my gosh, that this is so giant!!!

Manzanita said...

That is one big hunka turkey. And a hefty undertaking you are doing by visiting every blog. Good luck.

Savvy said...

That is one huge bird. Very clever name too. I let the kids name the turkey every year and they can't seem to get away from the "Tom" or "Thomas" names.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

That is one big bird! I think I would have saved that wishbone too.

Joyce Lansky said...

That is one huge turkey! I'd have a hard time finding a pan large enough to cook it in too.
Thanks for the visit.

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Betty Alark said...

Wow - what a turkey! Incredible wishbone! I'm sure that kept you busy!

Great one for the letter "G"

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Lucy Adams said...

Stopping by to say Hi along the A to Z trail.

My great grandmother, for whom I am named, always saved the wishbone from the Christmas turkey, painted it silver, and hung it on the tree. It's quite a lovely tradition.

Lucy

Amanda Trought said...

The turkey sure was big, lucky it was able to fit in the oven! Amanda

Cherie Reich said...

Aww! The poor turkey! And that wishbone is huge, or at least I think it is. :)

Naila Moon said...

Wholly molley-huge!!!!!!
I like that you saved the wish bone and made it a decoration. awesome!
~Naila Moon

russelllindsey said...

What a great post! I'm blogging the A to Z challenge too. I hope you had some turkey for Easter too!

Lindsey

Cassam said...

I have never seen a turkey so big in my life. I hope it tasted good.

viveka said...

My God .. that was a big bird ... how did you manage to get into the oven *smile We had something like this a couple of years for Christmas ... tonnes of them - I was afraid the meat would be dry because of the size. Luckily we had commercial ovens - they are massive and they tasted really good. Great blog you have - will stay for a while. Good luck with the challenge. Viveka (1628)

Dawn M. Hamsher said...

That was some turkey! I'm glad you kept the wishbone. Would make an interesting Christmas ornament.

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blissflower1969 said...

Good grief! There's no way I could even fit that thing in my oven! I can barely get my regular 12 pounder to fit. Galluzilla is an appropriate name for that monster.

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