How much food do I need?
With just under two weeks away, whether your Thanksgiving looks a little smaller this year whether you are a singleton, a couple or if you have a hungry family to feed. Well, this quick cheat sheet for Holiday Servings will help you figure out how much turkey, sides, pie and most importantly, wine that will you need for the holidays.
Most grocery chains are currently taking order for Turkey Day Dinners with all the trimmings, serving up to 6 people and are available for curbside pick up, locally. Call your local supermarket for availability.
Gourmet on-line shops also offer holiday dinners. Click on the link to check out their offerings. If this seems like an option, order right now!
If you are planning to cook your own dinner, start shopping now. Be sure to start cooking on Monday or Tuesday the week of the holiday to avoid stress in the kitchen.
And if all else fails, you may be able to order take out and have it delivered.
# of people 1 4 8
Turkey* 1 1/4 lbs 5–6 lbs 10–12 lbs
Salad 2 cups 2 quarts 4 quarts
Stuffing/Dressing 3/4 cup 3 cups 6 cups
Potatoes/Starch** 3/4 cup 3 cups 6 cups
Veggie side 1 cup 1 quart 2 quarts
Bread/Rolls 1 piece 1 dozen 2 dozen
9″ pie 1 slice 1 pie 2 pies
Bottle of wine*** 1/2 2 2–3
* Includes bone weight. For 1–2 servings, consider buying a roast turkey breast.
** If buying potatoes to make mashed potatoes, buy 1/2 pound of potatoes per guest.
*** A standard bottle of wine is 750ml.