It used to be that the larger the bird, the more festive the gathering. Continue the tradition at your holiday table with these no-fail tips that are guaranteed to help make your feast a success.
- To calculate the size of the turkey you’ll need, plan for about one pound per person, plus more if you want leftovers.
- Use fresh turkey within two days of purchase. If your turkey’s frozen, defrost it in the fridge, allowing about five hours per pound. That’s two days for a ten pound bird, so plan accordingly!