HELP! Did I Get a Big Enough Turkey to Feed My Maine Family on Thanksgiving Day?
Help a dude out, won't ya? I'm trying to figure out if the bird I bought is going to be big enough for the number of people that I have coming over on Thursday afternoon at the James Estate. And by James Estate I mean our modest split-level ranch in Windsor, but you get the idea.
Anyway, I digress. The wife and I dragged the kids out to Hannafids (no, I didn't misspell that) in China yesterday to get some of the items and fixings we're going to need to start prepping our meal on Thursday. Obviously, one of the things we needed to get while we were there is the frickin' bird.
But, how big of a bird do we need? Well, for that, I went to Google, though I'm still not sure if it's going to be enough. According to the 'Goog, one requires about 1.25 pounds of turkey for every person attending the dinner. I have about 20 people coming over to celebrate and gorge themselves on starches and proteins.
If this is accurate, I really should have gotten a 25 pound bird- but alas, I didn't. I didn't get a 25 pounder because I couldn't.. they didn't have one. While my kids sat and spun the steering wheels in the fancy shopping cart that looks like a car, my wife and I pawed and fondled through dozens of turkeys in the open freezer in the produce section.
Finally we came across one that we both thought would suffice. The turkey we got is just a hair over 20 pounds. Not the 25 that Google said we needed, but the biggest one they had at the Chinaford.
So, my question to you experts it, did we get a big enough turkey? Keep in mind, of the 20 or so coming over, a few are just little kids. I think we'll be fine, what say you?
Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving.
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