turkey, thawed in the fridge
turkey-sized roasting pan
turkey baster or basting brush
poultry string or strong twine
Pan drippings from roast turkey
Salt & pepper to taste
How much to buy
1 pound of uncooked turkey per person
4 to 5 pounds of turkey thaw per 24 hours. Remember to thaw in the fridge, as it will spoil if left on the counter.
Turkey takes 20 minutes per pound to cook, or 40 minutes per kilogram. The larger the turkey is, the longer it will take to bake.
I've found that it's often tastier and a lot easier to buy pre-made stuffing. My favorite is Stovetop turkey stuffing. All it takes is a package or two, a microwave, and some water. That being said, I have my roommate's recipe for some pretty fabulous stuffing as well.