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Fried Ham and Sauerkraut Balls

Indulge your taste buds with a unique and savory delight – Fried Ham and Sauerkraut Balls. This inventive recipe brings together the rich flavors of finely chopped ham, tangy sauerkraut, and a medley of aromatic ingredients, resulting in a mouthwatering combination that's perfect for any occasion. German cuisine for centuries. It was a method of preserving cabbage during the winter months. German immigrants brought sauerkraut to the United States, and it became a staple in their culinary traditions. Ham, on the other hand, has a long history as a preserved meat. In German cuisine, ham is often used in various...
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Holiday Store Hours

Giving Thanks and Warm Wishes from The Butcher Shop! As we approach Thanksgiving, we want to express our gratitude to each one of you for being a cherished part of our recipe family. A quick reminder: We'll be closing early (12-noon) on Wednesday, November 22nd, our hours on Wednesday are from 9 am to 12 noon. Please note that we'll be closed from Thursday, November 23rd, through Sunday, November 26th, to celebrate the holiday. Wishing you all a joyous and delicious Thanksgiving!
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Cooking And Heating Instructions For Turkey, Smoked Turkey, and Turducken

Fresh Turkey Cooking Instructions The flavor in this roasted turkey comes primarily from the mix of fresh herbs and a bit of butter. We will also give you tips for making a simple traditional pan gravy, a delicious addition to your Thanksgiving feast. 1 (12-15 pound) fresh or frozen turkey, thawed 3 Tbs unsalted butter softened 1 Tbs plus 1 teaspoon salt, divided 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper, divided 6 large sage leaves 6 large flat-leaf parsley sprigs 3 large thyme sprigs 3 fresh or dried bay leaves 1/2 medium onion 1 garlic clove halved 2 cups fat-free low-sodium...
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Leftover Turkey Chili

As the last strains of Thanksgiving dinner fade away, it's not uncommon to find the refrigerator filled with the remnants of a grand feast. The challenge? How to transform that mound of leftover turkey into a new and exciting meal. This hearty and soul-warming Leftover Turkey Chili is a comforting embrace for those cooler fall days when a bowl of something robust and flavorful is the only answer. Imagine the rich aroma of olive oil sizzling in a pot, setting the stage for a symphony of flavors to come. Picture succulent chunks of Thanksgiving turkey, now reborn, mingling with the...
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Try Something New! Roast a Turducken for Thanksgiving this year.

If preparing yet another traditional turkey for your family seems kind of ho-hum, why not try something new and roast a Turducken for Thanksgiving instead? The rich tapestry of culinary history is woven with threads of innovation, and one such savory creation that stands out in the gastronomic timeline is the Turducken. Originating from the United States, this culinary marvel is a testament to the fusion of flavors and the artistry of butchery. Have you ever wondered how this "bird" originated? The roots of the Turducken can be traced back to the 18th century, but it wasn't until the mid-20th...
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Easy-to-Make Roasted Leg of Lamb: A Thanksgiving Alternative

As the Thanksgiving season approaches, it's the perfect time to explore unique and delicious alternatives to the traditional turkey dinner. This year, why not break away from tradition and impress your family and friends with a mouthwatering roasted leg of lamb that's as easy to make as it is flavorful? Our recipe brings together succulent lamb, aromatic herbs, and savory spices to create a feast that's sure to become a new holiday favorite. Roasted leg of lamb has been captivating taste buds and gracing holiday tables for generations. Originating in Mediterranean cuisine, it has grown in popularity as an alternative...
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Post Holiday Dinner: Leftover Turkey Pizza

Don't let that leftover turkey languish in the fridge when you can transform it into a mouthwatering masterpiece. Our leftover turkey pizza recipe is the answer to your post-holiday culinary conundrums. Imagine a golden, crispy crust, smothered with rich, melty cheese, and crowned with succulent turkey, fresh veggies, and an array of savory seasonings. It all starts with the perfect pizza dough. While you can grab premade dough at the store for convenience, if you're feeling a bit adventurous, you can whip up a homemade crust that will elevate your leftovers to gourmet status. But the fun doesn't stop with...
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Spatchcocked Turkey with Dry Brine

Thanksgiving is a time for tradition, family, and, of course, a bountiful feast. While the classic roast turkey is a staple at every Thanksgiving dinner table, why not spice things up this year with a spatchcocked turkey? This impressive method reduces cooking time and ensures a juicy, flavorful, and perfectly cooked bird bound to steal the show. Our recipe calls for a 12 to 14-pound TBS turkey, meticulously prepared and brined to perfection. We'll guide you through each step of the process, making it easier than you might think. You'll start by spatchcocking the turkey, which involves removing the backbone...
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Grilled Chicken Greek Salad

Not ready to give up all those healthy, light meals you've been enjoying all summer? You don't have to! Enjoying a Mediterranean-style dinner featuring this grilled chicken Greek salad is easy. It's easy to make, and best of all, most of it can be prepped ahead of time--making it perfect for busy families on the go. Ingredients for Grilled Chicken Greek Salad: 2 pounds TBS chicken breasts, sliced into strips 1 cup Greek yogurt The juice of 1 large lemon 4 tablespoons olive oil (plus extra as needed) 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 3 garlic cloves minced Salt and pepper to taste 1 tablespoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon sweet paprika 1 teaspoon ground...
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Thanksgiving Turkey Pre-Orders Begin Today, Monday October 16th.

At The Butcher Shop, we're thrilled to announce that it's our favorite time of the year - the season to start pre-orders for Fresh Free Range, Fresh Organic, Smoked Turkeys, and Turduckens! Pre-orders begin today, Monday, October 16th, 9 am. This year there's a limited supply of these Thanksgiving delights, so don't miss out! Whether you're craving the traditional freshness of whole turkeys, the rich smokiness of smoked turkeys, or the ultimate feast with Turduckens, we've got you covered. Let's make this Thanksgiving a feast to remember! Thank you for choosing The Butcher Shop as your holiday destination. [gravityform id="20" title="true"...
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