Your family’s food bill is a great place to “Save all you can.” In this video, Joshua Bevan shows how easy it is to grill a turkey that was on sale for the Thanksgiving holiday. It is so easy, anyone can do it, any time of year!
Hey, Joshua Bevan here learning how to earn all I can, save all I can so I can give all I can. It’s not too often that I get to do a save all you can video, but I just love this time of year. Uh, right now, we’re mid-November, and because of the holidays that are coming up, you can get a great deal uh on a turkey, a whole turkey.
5 bucks for this 16 lb Turkey. Great Deal.
So I’m super excited about all the fun that we’re gonna have actually preparing this bird, it’s going to be delicious food, but the best part is, all that money that we’re saving on all those meals, we’re going to actually be able to put to good use, to better the world around us, and that’s the best part about of it of all.
If you want some more videos on exactly what I’m doing to prepare, uh, I’m going to put some links up on joshuabevan.com/grilledturkey.
So I’m going to go ahead and chop this up. I’m gonna chop this turkey up into pieces and that’s going to be perfect for grilling. You know, the inside of the box thinking is that we have to roast this turkey, and we have to roast it whole, and augh, that’s just such a pain. But oh my gosh, if you prepare a turkey right, it can be delicious for leftovers, for sandwiches, all kinds of good meat, you know, this 16 lb bird is going to feed my family for days and days, so it’s gonna be a great thing and I’m super excited.
There ya go, basically now we have all our turkey in pieces. These pieces are gonna be perfect for grilling and what we, what we have left is this carcass here, that still has good meat on it so what I’m gonna do, is I’m gonna put it in a little stock pot right over here, with all of the uh you know, special prizes that, that came inside the bird. Put water in there, put some vegetables, and boil that, and, and then eventually I’m gonna strain it and pick the meat off. That’s gonna be good soup, with the vegetables, maybe we’ll put some either rice or pasta in there with it, maybe potatoes, but that’s gonna be a really good soup, and it’s basically free! That is with whatever’s leftover from this meal, so that’s gonna save a lot. That’s a whole meal basically free.
Awesome. Now on to the brine.
Now brine is basically sugar and salt in a water solution. Some people like to put extra spices in there, but me personally I think it’s a waste because I like to put all the spices on later in a rub, and I’ll show you that later on.
So basically what I put in my brine is kosher salt, and honey, and I’ve made some hot water right here, and we’re just gonna pour them in and stir them in and make sure that they dissolve very well.
Turkey Brine Recipe
1 Gallon Water
2 cups Kosher Salt
1 1/3 cups Honey
Great, so that’s dissolving in there perfectly. If you want all the exact measurements go to joshuabevan.com/grilledturkey.
So what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna take that brine and we’re gonna pour it just into a regular cooler, this is a regular picnic cooler, and we’re gonna pour it right in there (pouring noise…..), get it all in there perfectly. Now it’s still quite hot but what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna cool it down with some ice. I got some ice cubes right here, we’re just gonna pour that right in there (ice cube noise….). Now we’re gonna let that sit and make sure it cools before we put our turkey pieces in there. We don’t want it to be hot at all because if it’s hot then it’s gonna cook our turkey and that’s a bad thing.
So what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna take all of our pieces and just put them right in there, right in the brine.
Now I’m gonna leave this 4 to 8 hours in this cooler, and the cooler is gonna keep it nice and, nice and cold so I can just leave it out in the garage or in a good corner of the kitchen where nobody’s gonna bother it. I’m gonna go about 12 hours on this one though because of the timing that I want to serve for lunch tomorrow. But for the, through the magic of video editing, I’ll see you in a couple of seconds!
Now comes the fun part. I get to grill today.
So I let my turkey soak overnight in the brine. Oh man, that looks delicious. So what I’m going to do is take these pieces out of here. Let them dry off. Let them get up to room temperature. I’m gonna put a dry rub of super-secret herbs and spices on there. No. I’m kidding. Go to JoshuaBevan.com/GrilledTurkey. I’ll put the whole recipe for my special dry rub on there. It’s delicious.
Poultry Dry Rub Recipe
3 Tablespoon Cumin
3 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
1 Tablespoon Black Pepper
1 Tablespoon Cayenne Pepper
1 Tablespoon Oregano
After the dry rub, we throw them on the grill. And then, when we take them off, let them sit on the counter for a little bit. And then comes carving time.
So after I let the turkey rest so that all the moisture and flavors get locked in, I’ll carve the breasts and thighs into nice thick slices. And then after that I’m gonna put some of that delicious meat onto sourdough bread, with some lettuce, and tomatoes, and pickles, and give it a good spread of my famous white barbeque sauce (I’ll put the recipe for that up on joshuabevan.com also)
White BBQ Sauce Recipe
2 cups Mayonaise
1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Tablespoon Horse Radish
1 Tablespoon Black Pepper
1 Tablespoon Yellow Mustard
1 Tablespoon Garlic Salt
1 Tablespoon Honey
Now, this is a tasty sandwich! I hope that this video gives YOU the courage to try something new for your family. Make sure to share those experiences below, um, in the comments section, and especially if you want to invite me over for dinner, just write your address underneath. So, remember that the kitchen and, in this case, the backyard grill, is a great place to save all you can! I’m going to keep enjoying this delicious meal, I’ll see you later, have more fun! MMMMM……
One of the easiest things you can implement when learning how to budget for a family is to make a shopping list and STICK TO IT! It’s as simple as that! In addition to Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling to fix your finances, this is a very simple tip that you can follow.
How to Make a Shopping List
The first step is to make a reasonable shopping list. (If you need some help getting started, check out this sample grocery list.) If you aren’t already in the habit, start a list on the fridge or another family-friendly place for all family members to write down things that are nearly finished. You should have separate lists for groceries and other household items that can be purchased somewhere other than the grocery store (usually at a cheaper price!). Then, on the day before shopping day, organize your list (or lists) in an order that makes sense to you: by section of the store, by type of item, or by most-to-least important in case your trip gets cut short.
Choose a Shopping Day
Doing your shopping once a week (or twice if necessary for a large family) is the next step in household budgeting. By only going shopping on designated days you can stick to your budget and your list because you will not be picking up “just one more thing” every time you are out at the store. Instead, you will be planning all week for what you actually need, and if it’s written down you know it is a smart purchase.
Once you start putting these tips into action, you will save time and energy as well as money. Making your list throughout the week will reduce the time you spend on shopping day, and spending only one day on shopping will free up the time you spend driving, parking, paying, and unloading the car. It’s a win-win situation for your time and your budget!
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While building his businesses from the ground up, Joshua Bevan sought out some of the best mentorship. He has learned that the path to success is difficult and simple at the same time. Joshua has committed his life to learning how to, “Earn all you can. Save all you can. Give all you can.” Through videos, blogs and speaking events, he will pass that knowledge forward.