Thanksgiving Preparations – Thawing The Bird
Your Thanksgiving guests have been invited and you’ve purchased the Turkey for the big meal. It sits in your freezer waiting for the next big step – The Thaw. When do you need to take the turkey out of the freezer and what is the safe way to thaw it. Mary Allice Coffey with the Butter Ball Turkey Talk Line says there are two thawing methods.
Coffey says the other method is the quick thaw. She explains how that is done.
She says if you started thawing in the refrigerator and it is not completely thawed when you are getting ready, you can complete the thawing using the quick thaw method.
Coffey recommends you have your bird completely thawed and placed in the refrigerator the day before Thanksgiving so you don’t have to rush things on the big day.