If you're a crazy, turkey-salivating cook like we are, a 22-pound bird will go in the oven regardless of the number of mouths the turkey will feed, even if that number is only two. But for the more rational Thanksgiving cooks, the scale has to be wound down a whole bunch. The best, and easiest, way to prepare a turkey dinner without being buried in a pile of leftovers, or being tied to the kitchen all day, is to tackle a bone-in turkey breast.

Just like its smaller chicken cousin, turkey can be bought in parts and roasted as a smaller-scale dinner. Ina Garten -- also known as The Barefoot Contessa -- offers an easy Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast recipe that will make that small piece of bird into a classic meal. Just make a quick paste, rub it on, and roast the slab for a few hours.

It's so cheap and easy that there's no reason not to enjoy the delicious perks of Thanksgiving. And when all is said and done, you'll even have a bone for a quick pot of stock.

Click the slideshow above for our favorite Thanksgiving recipes for two!

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