We hosted our bf's family...took lots of prep, but they were all happy with the meal. Since its a pound and half of turkey per person, and we had 19 coming, I bought a 22 pound Butterball turkey. ... Split it in half to put on top of chicken thighs and dressing in two different roasters...turkey was still underdone after four and half hours so I finished it up in the microwave by top half, then leg quarter half. Two kinds of dressing, one oyster, the other without sage.
Used crock pot liners, put the green bean casserole in one, another for the incredible sweet corn, mashed potatoes in another, then the requested baked beans, plain green beans with jowl and bacon in iron dutch oven. Five cup salad and 7 layer salad. Double cake pan of chocolate brownies, a rhubarb strawberry crunch, and they brought a ham and their family favorite punch and bf baked 3 pies and one daughter baked a couple of pies, granddaughter did devil the eggs.
They divided the food and took it with them, cleaned up the whole mess quickly, and put things back the way they were in our house. Everyone from 1 to 73 years old left happy. And left us happy, too. Happy Holidays to all, and may you have reason to give 'thanks' for what you have.