Get tips for buying, cooking, and carving your Thanksgiving bird from the experts at Cooking Light, Real Simple, and Sunset.
How Much Turkey to Buy
A good rule of thumb is to buy 1 pound of turkey per person to allow for seconds and leftovers. So if you're having 8 guests for Thanksgiving, you'll need an 8-pound bird. You know your crowd best, so buy the size that fits your needs.