PC's Insta-Turkey in a Box
Growing up in a first generation Japanese household in Toronto, we never did the big festive family dinner thing. My father claimed to not like birds (oddly, he claimed that his father was a chicken) and my mother didn't know what to do with a frozen block of turkey anyway.
In fact, we went to Korea House every year for Christmas dinner.
Around the time I turned 10, my mother discovered the Festive Special at Swiss Chalet. She and I would make a few trips every year because we liked the stuffing and the cranberry sauce, not to mention the free Toblerone bars.
When I turned 16, I decided to make a full-on Christmas turkey dinner from a discounted frozen turkey, because it was mutilated and missing various parts. It was crazy hard work, but my mother still talks about that turkey dinner with fondness to this day.
Once I moved out of my parents' place, I would make holiday turkey dinners from scratch to impress my friends. But then it occurred to me: I was spending a heck of a lot of energy to get this beautiful dinner on the table, just to impress. I'm abhorrently lazy by nature, so that soon became ancient history.
Now with PC Easy-Carve Turkey WITH cranberry stuffing and gravy, all I have to do now is haul it out of the freezer FROZEN, throw it in the oven for a bunch of hours, have the peeps come over and get this: I get the same praise. Eight to 12 servings for 40 bucks and it's totally stress-free.
I'm no Martha Stewart and trying to impress is soooo over-rated.
PC Easy-Carve Turkey
Available at Loblaws and other participating locations
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