Even though I am a vegetarian now, GLH had his heart set on a Christmas Turkey.
So a week ago I went down to the butchers and ordered a fresh turkey. They asked how many people we would be serving and I said "4." But added that we would like leftovers. Our guests just had a baby and I wanted to send them home with lots of leftovers so they wouldn't have to do so much cooking for the next week.
Today GLH went down to pick up the fresh turkey.
It is the smallest turkey we have ever seen. We did not even know that a turkey could be that small. The turkey is a bit more than 3 kilograms (about 7 pounds). I was expecting at least 10-12 pounds. It is half the weight of our cat, Max! If our cats lived in the wild, they would hunt and kill it.
So much for leftovers...
Perhaps in the future I should order a turkey to feed 6-8 people?