much turkey do you really need?
How big should
your turkey be? Often, people purchase a turkey much larger
than they actually need, because the size you see in the grocery
store can be deceiving compared to how much meat it yields.
Calculator - this great resource from Butterball will
give you an approximate size needed based on the number of
adults and children for dinner.
Of course, some
do buy extra and freeze some. There are plenty of recipes
that call for cooked turkey, so if you cube it and freeze
it in 1 or 2 pound freezer bags, it will definitely come in
handy when your family is ready to eat turkey again!
For optimum freezer
results and safe cooking, remove the meat from the bone within
two hours, and freeze immediately, using in recipes within
If you purchase
a frozen turkey, find out how
much time you need to let a turkey unthaw in the refrigerator