A Guide to Hosting Your First Thanksgiving
Are you hosting your first Thanksgiving? Or maybe you are a seasoned pro and are just looking to change things up this year. My guide is sure to be your no-fail go-to this Thanksgiving! If you need help, ask for it! Friends and family will be happy to help!
So let’s get started.
How much Turkey do I need?
1 Pound of meat per guest, plus some for left over. As a guide:
5 people = 8lbs,
10 people = 15lbs,
15 people = 20lbs
Now don’t forget about Thawing time!
Nothing is more stressful than waking up Thanksgiving morning to find your turkey is a block of ice still.
Be sure to thaw your turkey for 24 hours for every 4lbs of turkey!
How about those side dishes? How many is too much?
6-8 appetizers per person will do.
1 – 9″ pie for every 4 people
8 cups of stuffing for every 5 people
1 bottle of wine for every 4 people
Now what are you serving? Need recipes?
- Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe
- Apple Pie
- Pumpkin Roll
- Leftover Turkey Salad
- Stuffing Muffins
- Cornucopia Snack Mix
- Sweetly Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
- Bacon Glazed Carrots
- 3 Ingredient Cranberry Sauce
What are your Thanksgiving cooking questions?
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