As we get closer to Thanksgiving, every year people make plans to get together with family and friends to enjoy a hearty holiday meal. If you're not among those people who are having their turkey thinly sliced, processed, wrapped in foil and delivered by the good people at Swansons' (not that I know any such person), then you are likely to have questions about how to properly prepare a turkey dinner.
Such folks have been receiving helpful hints since 1981 from the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line. You can ask them all of your turkey-related questions such as: How do I safely handle a turkey?, Where does the meat thermometer go?, and Do I actually have to TOUCH the giblets?
Since the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line receives over 100,000 other questions in November and December, as a public service we offered to answer some of their tougher turkey questions for them.
Q: First, how long should I defrost my turkey? A: It is best to take it out of the freezer no later than Easter.