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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Butterball Ain't Got Nothing on my Thanksgiving!

So I'm having my mom and dad up for Thanksgiving dinner. My mom has kind of become not interested in cooking and I LOVE to cook a turkey and all the fixin's. So naturally it's a good fit for them to be with us next Thursday. We'll do a 4 miler that morning and then just hang out until dinner is ready later afternoon. My sister and her hubby will be out of town, as will Tom's parents. So just the 4 of us (and our dogs who are completely spoiled and will eat our food that day). I digress...

So I went out today looking for my turkey (Kroger had them for $0.29/lb with a $30 purchase... that's a good deal!) The Butterball.com website has a little calculator that tells me how much turkey I should buy depending on the number of guests, if we want leftovers (do people actually cook Thanksgiving without the thought of leftovers???) and if your a big eater or not (the hubs will eat all the turkey while carving if I don't watch him). I plugged in my numbers, included a child for the sake of covering my dogs and they suggested a 9lb turkey. Riiiiiiight.

Not in our house. We go big or go home.

We're cooking up a 22 pound turkey.

Take that Butterball!

15 comments:

teacherwoman said...

THat is too funny! My parents host Thanksgiving DInner to my mom's family every year, and we usually have 20+ people. There is usually a HUGE turkey and another smaller one!

Liz said...

You sound like B's gma who is making a 24 (or 26?) pound turkey for a whopping 6 people. She said she didn't want us to go hungry.... I'm impressed that you do Thanksgiving, though!!

Aunt Nan said...

Do ya think we'll have enough? Hmmmmmm. Love ya, Momxoxoxo

UntPawGal02 said...

22 pound turkey... guess that means turkey sandwiches for a few weeks following thanksgiving :)

Trisha.R.Jackson said...

That's hilarious! I'm glad you like to cook. I wouldn't even know what to do with a turkey besides flap it's wings and make gobble noises :). Then again, I'm not a fan of eating it either. Thanksgiving is all about carbs for me.

Carolyn said...

Ha! We had the same discussion. I'm making a ham. The suggested size was 5 lbs for 12 people. Mike was like...um, no. ;P

Allison said...

lol We're doing the same thing (and got the same turkey)! We're having 6 people for a Christmas dinner in 2 weeks and I ended up with a 19 pound turkey...LOL

Kate said...

Holy Crap. You had better like turkey, you are going to be eating it forever!!!! : )

Ryan said...

So, what times dinner?

Are you going to become the bubba gump of turkey?

Well, there is Turkey Gumbo
Turkey Sandwick
Turkey Kabob
Turkey spagetti
Cajun Turkey
ETC.....

We are the Ferrari's said...

What time should we be there ?

Borsch said...

I was nominated to host thanksgiving this year.... :-) I can't wait, but it means I can't do my 5K that morning because I have to be in the kitchen slaving away. :-(

Good luck with your thanksgiving meal!

Judi said...

Yea, we got a kosher turkey (2 something a pound!) and both my parents and D's parents are going to be there. Xanex will be taken!

Kathleen said...

Always go bigger on the turkey... there are so many good things to make with the leftovers!

Steve Stenzel said...

Sounds like fun! And I think left-overs are a REQUIREMENT!! ;)

Sam, Jillian and Mary Kathryn said...

We hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. It was so good to see you guys this week. We should do it again soon!

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