Wednesday, November 18, 2009

When to thaw the bird...

I posted a blurb about this on Facebook the other day. Truth is, everybody thaws they bird they own way. The simplest thing to do is just buy a fresh turkey and git r dun. HOWEVER, you rarely find those at 38 cents a pound, hence the thawing the rock solid thing and praying that you don't cut yourself on an iceberg while trying to scoop out the gizzards. I HATE that! I swear, every year I manage to get Gizzard Gash!

Nestle's site says to thaw the bird for 24 hours for each 5 lbs. of bird. Another site says 24 hours for every 4 lbs. I've got a 320 pound bird. (18 lbs after thawed). Since I cook mine the night before, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that 24 hours for every 4 or 5 pounds is a load of crap. I'm gonna clean my fridge tonight and put that thing in there and give it a WEEK to thaw.

Hopefully, I won't have any injuries to report this Thanksgiving. And if I do, may they be minimal.

Can I come to YOUR house next year? I have a better chance of surviving by bringing the green bean casserole.

Until next time,


amulbunny said...

I told the kid to empty out the bottom of his fridge because I need all the room I've got for the sides that need to be done ahead of time. He wasn't pleased, but the thought of not eating was more pressing. I've got a 14 lbs bird and it's going into the fridge on Sunday. I'll get the innards out on Wednesday night unless the errant husband feels like he can do it while it's frozen. I'll be using the bag method which worked fine last year.
I'd let you bring pickles and olives providing you didn't slice your fingers cutting the dills!