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The Turkey Talk Line Is There to Help With Your Thanksgiving Meal

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How long does it take to thaw my turkey?  How do I know when it’s cooked?  Should I stuff the bird?  If it’s your first time cooking for Thanksgiving or you just have a questions, all the answers are just a phone call away today.  The Turkey Talk Line is taking calls to help you prepare a delicious Thanksgiving bird.  You can also check out the Butterball website, join a live chat or check out cooking tips on Facebook and Twitter.

Experts suggest cooking your turkey at 325 degrees with a meat thermometer.  Its cooked when the thermometer reaches 180 degrees or 165 degrees in the center of the stuffing.  Timing depends on the size of your bird:

6-10 pounds 1 1/2 to 2 unstuffed 1 3/4 to 2 1/2 stuffed
10-18 pounds 2 to 2 1/2 unstuffed 2 1/2 to 3 1/4 stuffed
18-22 pounds 2 1/2 to 3 unstuffed 3 1/4 to 3 3/4 stuffed

If you have questions call the Turkey Talk Line at 1-800-288-8372.

One tip I’ll pass along to avoid a mess this year is; don’t use warm water in your gravy shaker.  My first Thanksgiving, everything was ready and all I had to do was make the gravy.  But when I shook up the warm water and flour to put in the gravy, it exploded all over my kitchen.  It was on the floor, on the ceiling, on the counters.  It was everywhere but in the gravy pan.  So just keep it in mind when you’re getting ready to make that gravy today. 

However your turkey turns out this year, remember today is not about the food, its about friends, family and everything you’re thankful for.  Hoppy Thanksgiving!

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