Picking out Perfect Bird for Thanksgiving

by Emily Baird on November 11, 2009 at 6:10 am

There’s two weeks until Thanksgiving, which means many of us will be heading to the grocery stores to pick up supplies for that special meal.

When it comes to picking out the star of the meal, the turkey, Pick ‘N’ Save Assistant Floor Director, Rodney Price, says Butterball has come up with a system to help you figure out how big your bird should be.

"The rule of thumb is two pounds of uncooked turkey per person because you have to allow for shrinkage and that people ususally want to take some home, " says Price.

The type of turkey you choose, whether it be fresh or frozen, will also play into when you should buy it.

"Fresh, they would probably want to wait until the middle of next week, but on frozen, they can buy them anytime-as long as they fit in their freezer, " says Price.

Price wants to remind everyone too, when you prepare the turkey on Thanksgiving Day, remember to thaw your bird before you put it in the oven, so it cooks evenly.