Introduction: Thanksgiving Calculator

Shopping calculator that will present a complete Thanksgiving shopping list, and how much to cook of each menu item, after just entering a few variables.

Step 1: Download Thanksgiving Calculator

Get file, which has been uploaded here.

Step 2: Enter Variables

Enter data into the blue cells, which will ask you for:

  • Number of turkey-eating and/or vegetarian guests
  • Number of turkey-eaters and/or vegetarians having leftovers
  • Average number of times those people want to eat leftovers
  • What kind of pies you want to make, if any

Step 3: Get to Shopping and Cooking

Print out the resulting shopping list and you're ready to go. More details (including recipes, if needed) at The shopping list will give you the ingredients for traditional recipes - not elaborate, but extremely tasty!