I prefer more meat to bone ratio so I would buy a turkey even if for one. Think of all the delicious leftover possibilites (we have good recipes on the recipe forum) and you could freeze the meat and carcass (soup) for later.
DH loves cornish hens so I do cook then once in a while.
Here is a link to quite a few recipes
This is his fav...
Cornish game hens are stuffed with a seasoned mixture of cooked rice and mushrooms.
Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
- 1 package long-grain and wild rice mix, 6 ounces
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 1 can (about 4 ounces) chopped mushrooms, drained
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 4 Cornish game hens (approximately 1 pound each)
Directions for stuffed Cornish hens
Cook rice according to package directions; cool. Add celery, chopped mushrooms, butter, and soy sauce; toss lightly to mix. Stuff hens; place in roasting pan. Roast, loosely covered at 375° for 30 minutes. Remove cover and continue roasting Cornish hens for about 60 minutes, or until done. Baste Cornish hens with butter during last 30 minutes, if desired.
Stuffed Cornish hens serves 4.