We are a little over a week away from the kickoff to the Holiday Season – Thanksgiving. The shopping cooking and family time is here to celebrate all for which we are Thankful! Preparing for your feast is key to a successful Thanksgiving Dinner for you and your family! There are several ways to thaw a frozen turkey so pick the best scenario that works best for you.
Three Ways to Thaw a Turkey
- Refrigerator – the safest way - depending on the size of your turkey it is safe to thaw your turkey in the refrigerator for 1 -2 days (24 hours for every 5lbs of turkey. This is the safest way to thaw your bird – as it can remain in the refrigerator up to two days before cooking. So basically, you can start thawing your bird the Friday before Thanksgiving.
- Cold Water – Submerge the turkey in cold water and drain and refill cold water every 30 minutes. if you decide to use this method the turkey must be cooked immediately after thawing.
- Microwave – use the defrost method based on the weight of the turkey. Again, you must cook the turkey immediately after thawing.
No matter the method of your turkey cooking – our wish is your Thanksgiving Dinner is filled with love and fellowship as we enter the most wonderful time of the year.