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When is a good time to move my turkey from freezer to fridge to thaw? PIOG

My turkey is 16 lbs and I want it thawed by Thanksgiving mid-morning.

Would today be too soon to place it in the fridge to thaw or have I put it in too late?


Asked by PrydferthMenyw at 11:49 AM on Nov. 22, 2009 in Holidays

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  • I would put a 16 pound turkey in the fridge today.

    Answer by usbornebooksdh at 5:24 PM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • I am going to let mine thaw starting tuesday.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:51 AM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • yesterday

    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 12:32 PM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • Put it in the frig Tuesday....
    If I forget to pull it out a few days early, I will let is set in a pan on the stove at room temp for a few hours and then put it in the frig until the day I cook it...

    Answer by gmasboy at 12:32 PM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • right now

    Answer by NotPanicking at 12:42 PM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • I"m taking my 14 lb turkey out tomorrow. LOL. Love the answers you got. I wonder if we helped?

    Answer by kjrn79 at 1:23 PM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • LOL...kjrn79....yes, actually. I'm taking the 'average' of all the answers and I'm thinking that by putting it in the fridge this morning will work just fine.
    If it defrosts a day early it won't get hurt sitting in there for another day.
    I also remember the 'innards' staying frozen a lot longer than the meaty part of the bird, right?
    I really do appreciate all of you helping me out. ♥

    Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 1:39 PM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • I done my on Friday also an 16 pounder. Read this Safe Thawing.


    Answer by Anonymous at 4:04 PM on Nov. 22, 2009

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