How Big a Turkey Do You Need The Guestimator Has The Answer
The New York Department of Environmental Conservation is raising awareness about how much food we waste. Estimates put it at 40%, when you include food that has gone bad and preparing too much for meal. That's what started The Guestimator project.
It's a great way to plan out any meal, especially when it comes to feeding a house full of people during the Holidays. You input how many people will be eating, how many are small eaters, average eaters and big eaters; then how many leftovers you'd like. It even takes into account the traditional Thanksgiving day menu, vegetarian meal or a smorgasbord.
I gave it a twirl for our small Thanksgiving get-together of 3 people, average eaters and 3 meals of leftovers. Here's what it told me:
- Turkey 4.5lbs
- 10oz of veggies
- 2.5 potatos
- 4 cups of grains/rice
- 1 casserole dish
- stuffing 2 cups
- pie 1
It all makes sense, although there is never enough stuffing. Try out The Guestimator for yourself.