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thanksgiving turkey

I have never made a thanks giving dinner before and I just wondered how do I thaw the turkey? It has been in my fridge since yesterday but is still as hard as a rock. Should I take it out or would it breed bacteria in room temp? I want to do this right and I know my grandma always had hers sitting in the sink for a couple days before but I don't know if that is safe. Also any tips on how to prepare and cook the turkey?

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xredstarsx

Asked by xredstarsx at 4:31 PM on Nov. 23, 2010 in Holidays

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  • It reallyt depends on how big your turkey is. I would give it untill Thursday morning in the fridge. Then, if still not thawed, place in sink with cool, lukewarm water. Good Luck!
    A.Perry

    Answer by A.Perry at 4:36 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • How to thaw your turkey:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Oz22p6d8rA

    How to cook your turkey:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKZCAtDDKyQ
    an-apple-a-day

    Answer by an-apple-a-day at 4:37 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • I got mine from the freezer and put in fridge. Then just today put in with a sink of cold water. I would do that tomorrow and turkey should be fine. Just check and if frozen put in the sink at bedtime cause that is the way I will do it and I have never had a problem yet. If in doubt check the butterball turkey hot line.
    momindiana

    Answer by momindiana at 4:45 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

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