This isn’t quite how I’d envisioned starting my first thread here, but:
Aauuggh!!! My 25-lb turkey has been slowly thawing out in my garage (as cold as my refrigerator), to be ready for a Friday roasting & carving, and I’ve just discovered that a cat snuck in at some period when the door was open, clawed its way through the plastic wrapping, and made a meal off the front rim of my big bird. The rest of the turkey is untouched, and much of it still frozen, so…
…how much of a catastrophe is this? While I wouldn’t serve genuine roadkill for a holiday dinner [ummm, except for the time we picked up a still-flopping car-struck pheasant while out for a walk on Thanksgiving afternoon, with dinner roasting in the oven, and the time a depressed chicken committed suicide beneath my wheels–and why waste perfectly good fresh food?] I’m really reluctant to chuck the entire fowl and start afresh. Er, a-frozen.
Can I just cut off the raggedy areas, wash the rest, roast it and say nothing, NOTH-thing to anybody, thereby saving landfill space, time and roughly $40? Or is there too much prospect of noxious germs surviving sustained hours in the oven?
What would YOU do?