(pic from Flickr user USDAgov)
You have waiting all this year to redeem yourself from last year's turkey tragedy....don't forget your best friend! The Butterball Turkey Hotline! 800-288-8372. Hey don't laugh....this turkey stuff is serious business! They are expecting over 12,000 calls tomorrow so have their number ready to go! You never know when you may need some assistance. And don't feel embarrassed.....there is no such thing as a stupid question. There are some, though, that are pretty funny. Check out these questions the hotline has received in past years:
-- The woman who cleaned out her turkey with a scrub brush and asked if that was OK to do.
-- People who thaw a turkey in the bathtub while washing their kids.
-- A man looking for a quick way to cook his turkey who put it in the oven on the cleaning cycle.
-- Is it okay to thaw my turkey in the bathtub while bathing my kids?
-- Can I brine my turkey in the washing machine?
-- Can I use my oven's self-cleaning cycle to speed up the cooking process?
-- If I cut my turkey with a chainsaw will the oil affect the taste?
-- Can I take my frozen turkey into my sauna to thaw it faster?
Personally I am bit like Charlie Brown when it comes to cooking a Thanksgiving feast....I can only make cold cereal and maybe toast. My plan for turkey will be wandering around my neighborhood and knocking on door's in the hope someone will throw me a scrap. Good luck and Happy Thanksgiving!