Top Ten Thanksgiving Turkey Mistakes
AlamyWant a perfectly cooked Thanksgiving bird? The pros at the Butterball Turkey hotline tell you what to avoid.
When we cook turkey, more than a few us find ourselves singing something along the lines of the classic Beatles' tune: "Help! I need somebody. Help! Not just anybody." Luckily, there is somebody: the 50 or so experts who man the annual Butterball Turkey Talk-Line (1-800-BUTTERBALL; 800-288-8372, open November 1 through December 29). Over the past 30 years, more than three million callers have hit up the Butterball team with questions ranging from the small (How many pounds of meat will feed ten people?) to the panicked (What should I do if my turkey is still frozen in the middle and my dinner is supposed to start in an hour?). Avoid the following mistakes on the front end, says Talk-Line Director Mary Clingman and her staff, and you'll be well on your way to a perfectly cooked bird. For more tips from Butterball, visit butterball.com.