Mom: How much in the turkey and ham?
Me: They average 1 per serving.
Mom: Ok, let's work on the pies. One cup of flour for the crust, and we don't have to count the butter, right?
Me: Right. So a cup of flour has 88, plus the filling (more adding). So that's 62.5 per slice if we cut it into 8 slices. How about the broccoli and rice? (We add up the total carbs for the recipe.) But how many servings?
Mom: We'll just have to measure that once we get it made.
Me : Yep, we have the total, we can divide on Thursday.
On and on like this for each recipe. We have carb counts for every dish that will be on the table Thursday. Some are already figured per serving, some we will have to finish once it is cooked. Because of our advanced planning and awesome math skills, Seth will be able to enjoy a reasonably normal Thanksgiving dinner. Lots of food, lots of insulin. Is it worth it? Absolutely!
After the calculating, we rewarded ourselves with banana pudding. Yum!