I think that the best thing about Thanksgiving (aside from spending it with friends and family members), is the turkey. You eat it the day of, that night in sandwiches and often for many days after in different dishes. So, if you're like me, having too little turkey can be a total disaster. Do you know how to choose the right amount of turkey to feed your Thanksgiving Day guests?
When it comes to feeding a crowd, having too much food is always more welcome than having too little.
• The rule of thumb when it comes to turkey shopping: Buy enough turkey for 1 pound per person.
This should be enough to allow you a main dinner and a few leftovers for everyone to snack on throughout the day. If you really, really like leftovers and are perfectly content to eat turkey sandwiches until your head falls off, then a pound and a half is a good measure.
So don't just walk into the store and pick up the biggest bird they have or likewise the smallest because you only have a few people coming. Just remember a pound per person and you'll be set.
Related: Turkey Tip: Buy More, Not Bigger