I bought our Christmas turkey today. The flyer advertized the price at $0.99 a pound. The fine print says the turkeys weigh 5 to 7 Kilos.
5 to 7 Kilos. At seven kgs I would have had to buy at least two. There was also a whopping big bird in the chest. Almost 12 kgs. About the right size for the hordes that will descend on our home Christmas Eve – especially since I supplement it with a ham and tourtiere.
I will not have room to cook two birds in my oven at once. Definitely not. So, I put the big bird in the cart and proceeded to finish my shopping. The price at the till was not what I expected – closer to $5 a kilo! But it will feed us all so I looked on the bright side and pay the birds weight in gold. I think that to be fair they should at least discount the first 7 kilos of the bird. Or maybe I should read the fine print in the flyer more closely before I go shopping.