I just purchased an 11.5 lb organic free range turkey for $45.00. When I first looked at that price, I thought, “wow that is a lot.” Well I roasted the turkey last night and we ate dinner (just my husband and I so we don't eat much at a meal), had it for lunch today. Today I took the meat off the bones and made 9 quarts of turkey broth(If I would have had a bigger pot, you probably could get more than 9 quarts) and canned them so I will have them later when I want to make soup. I am making turkey white chili tomorrow for dinner for my extended family.
I looked up the price of organic “chicken” (because I couldn't find turkey) broth. If you buy it in bulk on Amazon, it is 3.52 per quart, times that by the 9 quarts I canned and the broth alone would have cost me 31.68. That leaves $13.32 for the meat I really don't think that is too bad. If you don't know how or don't like to can you could do the same thing by freezing the broth.
It was a little bit of work, but soooooo worth to eat healthy. I also try to make a big batch of everything I make for meals and freeze the extra. With my husband and I we get many meals ahead that way, but if you have a big family you could at least get 1 more meal.
Just thought I would post this for everyone, have a GREAT day!