I just was searching for info on how long it will take to thaw our turkey in the fridge and came across a really neat site. It is called the Turkey Dinner Calculator.
This site creates a guideline as to quantity or amount of turkey, stuffing and gravy needed for a specified special dinner. Enter the number of adults that are having dinner and the number of children that are to be fed. Select the quantity of leftovers you desire and the anticipated appetites of those dining. Then click on Calculate. The approximate amount of turkey is calculated along with the appropriate quantity of stuffing (dressing) and gravy.
LOL it said we only need a 5 pound turkey...uh...we need lots of left overs so I bought a 15 pound turkey at the store. I got a Jenny-O brand for $0.58 a pound. Woo Hoo!!!!