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!
MagicKitchen.Com Turkey Dinner for 2
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.
Hello Again, Loyal Followers!
It has been a while since I lasted posted and the world has changed just a bit.
I am starting a new series of posts,here on On the Menu@ Tangie’s Kitchen, called “The Quarantine Kitchen Diaries”.
Given that the COVID-19 will soon have many of us teleworking or under self quarantine, and there seems to be panic at the supermarkets like at a disco and you feel overwhelmed about how and what you are going to eat because all of your favorite foods are out of stock….never fear, because the necessity of invention is here. Over the next few days or weeks or months I will be bringing to you recipes and tips about how to stay healthy in the time of COVID-19……Today is the beginning of the “Quarantine Kitchen Diaries”, where I will show you how to use canned foods, frozen foods and dry goods that will boost your immune system and provide you and your family with something good to eat.
The shelves of my pantry are always stocked with a sea of various canned goods. There’s everything from an assortment of beans to canned tomatoes. Other dry goods like pasta and rice and canned fish, like tuna, sardines and salmon are also kept on hand. In keeping these ingredients stocked in your kitchen pantry makes is easy for you to whip up a quick, budget-friendly dinner that you can make any night of the week.
From salmon cakes to a rich pasta sauce, canned pantry staples are the star ingredients in the recipes that I will be sharing with you in “The Quarantine Kitchen Diaries.
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