Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thanksgiving Tips

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It's Thanksgiving week, and even though Thanksgiving is still four days away, it may not be too early to start preparing for your big feast, especially if you have a frozen turkey.  We've gathered a couple helpful websites and phone numbers to take some of the guesswork out of your Thanksgiving meal preparation, including how to defrost a turkey and how long to defrost a turkey.  If you're cooking on Thursday, you may want to take a look at these today!

  • Defrosting, roasting, and storing turkey
  • Butterball's Plan Perfect Portions Calculator can help you determine just how big of a turkey you're going to need.
  • Butterball's Turkey Talk-Line: To talk to a representative, call 1-800-BUTTERBALL (1-800-288-8372) weekdays from 10 am to 7 pm CST or anytime for an automated response.  You can also ask a question via email.
  • Crisco's Pie Hot Line: Representatives are available at 1-800-FORPIETIPS (1-877-367-7438) to answer questions weekdays (except Thanksgiving) from 9 am to 7 pm to EST, or you can receive an automated response anytime.
  • USDA meat and poultry line: 1-888-674-6854
  • Miscellaneous Thanksgiving tips
  • And just for fun - how not to gain weight (yeah right!)

Check back for some of our favorite Thanksgiving side dishes starting tomorrow!

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