Nov 23, 2009

Time to get thawing!

Today's the day to start thawing your frozen turkey for Thanksgiving. The standard thawing time (in the refrigerator) is one day for every 4 pounds of turkey. That means you'll need 3 days for the average 12-pound bird. That's today!

Place the unopened turkey on a pan -- to catch any juices -- in your refrigerator breast side up.

The people from Butterball can give you some other tips for handling and preparing a frozen turkey if you need to thaw it more quicly.

You can go to the free recipe page on our website if you'd like a great, traditional recipe for roast turkey.

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