Last weekend I bought a 20 pound brined turkey from Trader Joe’s. Then as I was reading one of my favorite food blogs, Serious Eats, I came across their giveaway for a free turkey. And I entered. Why? Because I never win these things. But wouldn’t it be cool to have a fancy pants Bell and Evans turkey from Pat LaFrieda?

You already know what happened. I won. I won another 10-12 pounds of turkey. That’s over 30 pounds of turkey for our eleven guests. I’m thinking that it warrants trying out two different styles of cooking. The big one in the oven and the smaller one out on the grill?

More importantly, I’m going to look into ways to donate leftovers to those in need. I’ll be checking out options in my area that will take cooked food or packaged meals either Thanksgiving Day or the day after. What would you do if you won a second turkey?

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