Quantity is all about shopping -- how much should I get? How many portions should I be eating? Am I going to overshop or undershop?
With the smaller birds, Ryan says you want to have two pounds per-person. That may sound like a lot, but it will come in handy when you're making leftovers over the long holiday weekend.
If you do a bigger bird, Ryan says one and a half pounds per-person is perfect.
Ryan recommends going with a one potato per-person rule. If you want leftovers, however, both Rachael and chef Emeril Lagasse recommend going with one and a half potatoes per-person, especially if you want to make sandwiches the next day.
When you're making or buying pie, Ryan says you shouldn't go crazy. Keep it simple by choosing one or two -- perhaps an apple and a pumpkin. When you're serving, allow one (yes, one) slice per-person.
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