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How do you know what size Turkey to buy??

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Cookiegobbler
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How do you know what size Turkey to buy??

TIA!

Posted 11/12/07 9:04 AM
 
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angnick
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Re: How do you know what size Turkey to buy??

I am curious too as we are hosting thanksgiving this year for 14 people!

Posted 11/12/07 9:07 AM
 

Reese32
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Re: How do you know what size Turkey to buy??

I've never hosted Thanksgiving, but if you go to butterball.com, they have a calculator you can use to figure out how much to make.

Posted 11/12/07 9:14 AM
 

luckysmom
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Re: How do you know what size Turkey to buy??

We are 6 of us and we get close to a 30lb bird. We also like the left overs so that it big for a family of 6

Posted 11/12/07 11:22 AM
 

marriedinportjeff
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Re: How do you know what size Turkey to buy??

Posted by luckysmom

We are 6 of us and we get close to a 30lb bird. We also like the left overs so that it big for a family of 6


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I've never even SAW a bird larger than 24 lbs!!!

I like a little bit of leftovers, so I usually get 1.5 lbs per person.... that way you have several days of sandwiches for the family...

Posted 11/12/07 11:56 AM
 

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Re: How do you know what size Turkey to buy??

Posted by luckysmom

We are 6 of us and we get close to a 30lb bird. We also like the left overs so that it big for a family of 6




Chat Icon Wow!

We're just hosting my parents this year so we'll be a party of 4. I just bought a 12.5 lb turkey. We don't want too many leftovers!

Posted 11/12/07 11:58 AM
 

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Re: How do you know what size Turkey to buy??

Posted by marriedinportjeff

Posted by luckysmom

We are 6 of us and we get close to a 30lb bird. We also like the left overs so that it big for a family of 6


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I've never even SAW a bird larger than 24 lbs!!!



Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon My dad and i go on this major hunt every year. It's our tradition. This weekend i saw a 28 pounder at stop n shop but it was fresh and we were scared that we would all get salmonella buying a fresh turkey 20 days before cooking it

Posted 11/12/07 2:34 PM
 

MrsRbk
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Re: How do you know what size Turkey to buy??

I usually have close to 30 people and will make a 20-22lb turkey. It's way more than enough

Posted 11/12/07 9:43 PM
 

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Re: How do you know what size Turkey to buy??

We had 12 one year and got a 25lb bird and it was way too much.
I think this year I'm going to do about 14-16lbs for that many people. IMO left overs are over rated after the first day.

Posted 11/12/07 11:20 PM
 

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Re: How do you know what size Turkey to buy??

I get about a 22-24 lb bird (25 if can find it) for about 24 people.

My aunt usually ends up bringing a smaller cooked turkey as well just in case and there are always plenty of leftovers.

Posted 11/12/07 11:35 PM
 

charon54
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Re: How do you know what size Turkey to buy??

There's a turkey calculator on Butterball's website, just input how many people and if you want leftovers.

http://www.butterball.com/en/main_canvas.jsp?includePage=holidayGuide_2007.jsp&t=Butterball_Holiday_Guide&s0=holidayGuide&s1=First_Timers

Posted 11/13/07 8:34 AM
 

04bride
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Re: How do you know what size Turkey to buy??

we are getting two 12lbs one over cooked one deep fried for about 10- 12 people

Posted 11/13/07 1:38 PM
 

JennasMom
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Re: How do you know what size Turkey to buy??

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I got a 15lb for the 4 of us

Posted 11/13/07 1:46 PM
 

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Re: How do you know what size Turkey to buy??

Posted by luckysmom

We are 6 of us and we get close to a 30lb bird. We also like the left overs so that it big for a family of 6



I just checked the Butter Ball Turkey calculator and a family of 6 should have approx a 11lb turkey. That equals a Bird a couple at your house.. Chat Icon OMG I am going to see you eating a Turkey sandwich everyday for a monthChat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 11/13/07 4:16 PM
 

luckysmom
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Re: How do you know what size Turkey to buy??

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Posted by luckysmom

We are 6 of us and we get close to a 30lb bird. We also like the left overs so that it big for a family of 6



I just checked the Butter Ball Turkey calculator and a family of 6 should have approx a 11lb turkey. That equals a Bird a couple at your house.. Chat Icon OMG I am going to see you eating a Turkey sandwich everyday for a monthChat Icon Chat Icon



Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Yes you will...DEAL WITH IT!Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon You will also see me slowly crashing at my desk from that Triptiphan(thanx) but, what can i say, we LOVE Turkey in our house. Of course we always run out of Mashed Potatos and Gravy and stuffing before the Turkey but it's still good Chat Icon

Message edited 11/13/2007 4:26:08 PM.

Posted 11/13/07 4:22 PM
 

Mommy2Boys
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Re: How do you know what size Turkey to buy??

My mom always told me 1-1.5 lbs. per person.

Posted 11/13/07 6:41 PM
 

marriedinportjeff
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Re: How do you know what size Turkey to buy??

oh, but turkey sandwiches are the best part Chat Icon I like it only with mayo and good bakery bread Chat Icon

definitely need lots of extra! tryptophan be d@mned... I'm loving the 30lb turkey idea Chat Icon

Message edited 11/13/2007 10:30:26 PM.

Posted 11/13/07 10:29 PM
 

luckysmom
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Re: How do you know what size Turkey to buy??

Posted by marriedinportjeff

oh, but turkey sandwiches are the best part Chat Icon I like it only with mayo and good bakery bread Chat Icon

definitely need lots of extra! tryptophan be d@mned... I'm loving the 30lb turkey idea Chat Icon



MMMMMMMM......thats what i'm talkin about, with mayo and nice soft, yet firm bakery bread. This is why everyone should find as close to 30 lbs as you can get Chat Icon

Going on the official turkey hunt this weekend! Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 11/14/07 10:15 AM
 

bikramaddict
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Re: How do you know what size Turkey to buy??

i read somewhere u should buy one pound per guest.

Posted 11/14/07 2:12 PM
 

DJJ914
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Re: How do you know what size Turkey to buy??

Posted by luckysmom

MMMMMMMM......thats what i'm talkin about, with mayo and nice soft, yet firm bakery bread. This is why everyone should find as close to 30 lbs as you can get Chat Icon

Going on the official turkey hunt this weekend! Chat Icon Chat Icon



I still think you're insaneChat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 11/14/07 3:46 PM
 

toni-mike
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Re: How do you know what size Turkey to buy??

we have a 25 lb for 8 ppl, but we have a ton of other food too

Posted 11/14/07 4:37 PM
 

luckysmom
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Re: How do you know what size Turkey to buy??

Posted by DJJ914

Posted by luckysmom

MMMMMMMM......thats what i'm talkin about, with mayo and nice soft, yet firm bakery bread. This is why everyone should find as close to 30 lbs as you can get Chat Icon

Going on the official turkey hunt this weekend! Chat Icon Chat Icon



I still think you're insaneChat Icon Chat Icon



Yes but, think about it, how much food does your mom make on thanksgiving? We're just giving up all the other food for MORE TURKEYChat Icon I'll take a picture of my bird this weekend and bring it in for you. You'll be jealous. You wait and see Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 11/15/07 9:29 AM
 

DJJ914
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Re: How do you know what size Turkey to buy??

Posted by luckysmom

Posted by DJJ914

Posted by luckysmom

MMMMMMMM......thats what i'm talkin about, with mayo and nice soft, yet firm bakery bread. This is why everyone should find as close to 30 lbs as you can get Chat Icon

Going on the official turkey hunt this weekend! Chat Icon Chat Icon



I still think you're insaneChat Icon Chat Icon



Yes but, think about it, how much food does your mom make on thanksgiving? We're just giving up all the other food for MORE TURKEYChat Icon I'll take a picture of my bird this weekend and bring it in for you. You'll be jealous. You wait and see Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon



I can't help it we're Italian! Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 11/15/07 11:02 AM
 

luckysmom
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Re: How do you know what size Turkey to buy??

Posted by DJJ914

Posted by luckysmom

Posted by DJJ914

Posted by luckysmom

MMMMMMMM......thats what i'm talkin about, with mayo and nice soft, yet firm bakery bread. This is why everyone should find as close to 30 lbs as you can get Chat Icon

Going on the official turkey hunt this weekend! Chat Icon Chat Icon



I still think you're insaneChat Icon Chat Icon



Yes but, think about it, how much food does your mom make on thanksgiving? We're just giving up all the other food for MORE TURKEYChat Icon I'll take a picture of my bird this weekend and bring it in for you. You'll be jealous. You wait and see Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon



I can't help it we're Italian! Chat Icon Chat Icon



Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon I can;t help it...We're not Chat Icon . But Tom is and OMG i could never do Thanksgiving at his house. All they do all day is feed you. I like my food but in moderation please. It tastes so good during but then your belly feels so bad after. Chat Icon

Posted 11/15/07 11:05 AM
 
 

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