Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Well, CRAP!!!!!, guess who didn't realize it would take 4 days in the refrigerator for our 20lb. turkey to thaw?!?!?!?!?!

I was thinking if I pulled it out this morning and put it in the fridge, it would be ready to be baked tomorrow.


So, guess who's having chicken for Thanksgiving?!?!?!?!


(obviously, I am not Paula Deen!!!)


Sherry said...

Hmmm, I've heard something about putting it in the tub in warm water....???

Anonymous said...

Oh, yeah do what Sherry said...give it a nice warm bath. Everyone feels better after a bath right? :)
Happy thanksgiving!

Nikki said...

Mine has been soaking since this morning and it's working! I hope it works for yours!

Anonymous said...

Here's something from Turkey911:

But if you're running short on room (and time), you can just unwrap the bird and submerge it in a bucketor sink filled with cold water, figuring about 1 hour per pound. Change the water every 30 minutes.
Either way, the bird is thawed when it reaches an internal temp of 40 degrees -- determined by a temperature reading in the thickest part of the thigh,not touching any bones. Store the thawed turkey in the refrigerator until it's time to use.
And while we don't advise it, you can zap it in the microwave, providing you have one that's big enough. Cook it on low for 6 minutes per pound, rotatingand flipping periodically. You'll want to start your roasting right after, though, 'cause parts of the meat can actually start to cook with this technique.

Kara said...

omg girl!! i totally hear ya!! we are hosting this year...but my mom is handling the turkey!! i am SO not ready for all that!

i lost my *thing* i was working on it, and i think that i left it at A's!!! i gotta drive out there and see if i did. wah!!!!

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