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NicciB

Turkey dilemma

Hi all,
My mother in law buys and cooks our turkey every year on Christmas Eve (we host Christmas meal at ours because of the children) and reheating the turkey is always difficult and ends up even dryer than it was brought over. Do any of you have any suggestions as to the best way of reheating the turkey with added moisture???

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sandra

Turkey

Sorry but dry meat is just that. Little hope of redeeming it I would say.
Assuming you have a good relationship with your MIL why not suggest she cooks it for less time so you can carve and reheat on Christmas Day ?
Not much help I'm afraid but the only remedy that springs to mind.

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Thistledo

Turkey

Could you not roast the turkey at your home during Christmas Day? It would make such a difference and would be so much nicer. M-i-L could do all the stuffing, etc prior to bringing it over.

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Welshcookie

Christmas Turkey

Tell her that you have decided to have a joint of beef this year and you have already ordered it from the butcher.

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sandra

Turkey

WC - you are wicked !

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crumbles

Turkey

My mom always layered the turkey, stuffing and gravy in a casserole, put foil over the top and baked until it was piping hot, yum.

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Gerry

Depressed turkey


" Tell her that you have decided to have a joint of beef this year and you have already ordered it from the butcher. "
Love it, Welshcookie. I was going to say Buy a goose.

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Janice

Turkey dilemma

I would insist on giving her (you!) a break this year. I think you said Mother-in-law, so surely you can speak your mind without offense being taken, being family? Good suggestion re cooking it at your house. If non of that works, you will just have to temporarily sabotage her oven!!

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Kilmory

Turkey

The only way I know to reheat roast meat half-decently is to carve it hot and cover with hot gravy. Re-heat in a medium oven.

Not a patch on freshly roasted meat but better than nothing, it's what many hotels do.

Kilmory

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sam from worthing

Re-heating turkey.


If i had to, i would do it in the way Kilmory has mentioned, sliced and heated gently in oven after being slathered in gravy.

Could you not suggest to MIL, that its a wonderfully kind and generous offer, and that you do appreciate her gift of the turkey, but, maybe if she could pop it round to yours a day or 2 before christmas day - and you cook it.

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Queen of Puds

turkey dilemma

I like the idea of saying 'it's time you had a break - let me do it for a change'.... And if necessary, seek regular & comprehensive sessions so she can share her extensive knowledge & you can then just do it your way regardless ..

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Welshcookie

Turkey

Janice, IME Mother-in-Law, taking offence and family in the same sentence spells trouble and a long-running family 'feeling'!!

 
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