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!