The big day is almost here. Here’s what you need to know to get the turkey on the table.
HOW MUCH TURKEY?
Plan on buying 1 pound of bird for every guest, including children, to have enough for dinner and some leftovers. If you want a lot of leftovers, figure 1 1/2 pounds per person.
THAWING THE BIRD
The easiest way is to thaw in the refrigerator (40 degrees or below). The USDA recommends allowing 24 hours of thaw time…