When to Thaw the Turkey and How Much to Buy
by Deirdre Blake
posted Nov 19 2013 7:53AM
So you're cooking a turkey for Thanksgiving and stores are stocked, but how much will you need?
Assign 1 to 2 pounds of turkey to each person, depending on how much they can eat and always round it to two if you want leftovers. If your bird's frozen, put it in the fridge by Monday morning. Hard chilled should be cooked within a day of it thawing and buy a fresh one two days out.