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Argument with my sister - (Original Post) Tipperary Nov 2015 OP
I'll only say I always disagreed with my husband about how big a turkey to get. elleng Nov 2015 #1
See, I'm in your husband's side of the argument lol! Tipperary Nov 2015 #3
Well, have fun! elleng Nov 2015 #6
15 to 18 pounds should do it. Liberal Jesus Freak Nov 2015 #2
Ok, that helps. Because I always make a ton Tipperary Nov 2015 #4
if you really do want a lot and you have room, Kali Nov 2015 #5
Used to cook a Tom Turkey - Lots of meat dem in texas Nov 2015 #7
Your post makes me hungry! Tipperary Nov 2015 #10
Just got a 19-lb turkey Freddie Nov 2015 #8
I like the white meat, but everyone else Tipperary Nov 2015 #9
I find it interesting that most Americans prefer Snobblevitch Nov 2015 #11

elleng

(131,768 posts)
1. I'll only say I always disagreed with my husband about how big a turkey to get.
Fri Nov 20, 2015, 10:16 PM
Nov 2015

There were usually only 4 of us, including 2 daughters who grew over the years, but he always wanted 20+ lbs.

 

Tipperary

(6,930 posts)
3. See, I'm in your husband's side of the argument lol!
Fri Nov 20, 2015, 10:20 PM
Nov 2015

But losing to ma and sis. My gf is on my side (I think).

Kali

(55,058 posts)
5. if you really do want a lot and you have room,
Fri Nov 20, 2015, 10:24 PM
Nov 2015

do two smaller birds, they just come out better

I am like you, can't have enough leftovers!

dem in texas

(2,674 posts)
7. Used to cook a Tom Turkey - Lots of meat
Sat Nov 21, 2015, 01:23 AM
Nov 2015

Years ago when my kids were young, I'd buy a tom turkey, Don't think they even sell them anymore. They are about twice the size of the ones now sold in the stores and much cheaper than a turkey hen. I'd bake the turkey and make lots of cornbread dressing. I'd save all the good broth and juices from the turkey. After we'd had the big Thanksgiving meal, I'd take all the meat off the turkey bones and put cornbread dressing and turkey in freezer containers, enough to feed 5. I'd spoon some of the turkey broth over it all to keep it moist and put the containers in the freezer for future meals. Usually get 4 or 5 meals off the turkey, plus the day after snacking on the turkey. What a treat for the kids to have turkey and dressing on a dreary January day.

Freddie

(9,300 posts)
8. Just got a 19-lb turkey
Sat Nov 21, 2015, 08:21 AM
Nov 2015

For 6 adults, 1 teenager and 2 little ones. Will be plenty. We mostly like the white meat and give the leftover dark meat (careful to remove any bones and tendons) to the family pets. Leftover white meat is wonderful of course.
Our turkey was free with Giant points.

Snobblevitch

(1,958 posts)
11. I find it interesting that most Americans prefer
Thu Nov 26, 2015, 01:42 AM
Nov 2015

the white meat from both turkey and chicken. Our family prefers the more flavorful dark meat, the thighs.

I find the white meat of both chicken and turkey to be somewhat bland.

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