Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Myth: I will have eight guests for Thanksgiving dinner, so I need to purchase two (10 to 12 pound) turkeys.

roasted turkey
Answer: Busted!

You only need to estimate one pound of turkey for each person. That’s enough for ample portions and leftovers.

If additional guests are added to your list, do not worry: A larger turkey (over 16 pounds) can serve two people per pound, as they tend to have more meat per pound.

Check out other myths regarding preparing and serving meat. Additional nutrition and health information can be found on the MissouriFamilies website.

Contributor: Maude Harris, Nutrition/Health Education Specialist, University of Missouri Extension,, (573) 545-3516

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