Turkey expert, checking in.
I refuse to tell you how many pounds of turkey are, at this moment, in my chest freezer. Uh-uh; ain't happenin'. However, I will assure you that I have a great deal of experience in stocking up on, um, a year's worth of turkey, and you need to do it now.
Sneaky tip: phone the store ahead of time and have them hold their biggest one(s) before you go buy your minimum groceries per birdy. Kroger now has them for 39c/lb if you spend $20 more; I've achieved 29c/lb in prior years but you never know if it'll go that low--or if they'll do that right b4 T'giving to clean out the scrawny 11-pound birds from the store freezers.
(Oh, a freebie: cranberries are always cheapest b4 T'giving also. Found that one out the hard way a few years ago, when the $1.99/bag berries became $2.49, then $2.99 till they ran out. I've heard that Costco & Sam's sell mega-bags, too, that are even cheaper--again, b4 T'giving only.)
If you're afraid of butter, use cream. ~~ Julia Child
As you cook, you enjoy omniscience about food that no amount of label reading can match. Having retaken control of the meal from the food scientists, you know exactly what is in it. (Unless you start w/cream of mushroom soup, in which case all bets are off.) To reclaim control over one's food, to take it back from industry & science, is no small thing; indeed, in our time, cooking from scratch qualifies as subversive. ~~ Michael Pollan