My turkey dinner

@winterose (39931)
Canada
December 26, 2011 7:08pm CST
well yesterday was christmas and like every holiday it is just me here cooking until exhaustion and then son and I eat. Well this year my mom bought me one of the turkeys you buy and cook frozen. I still wanted to stuff it. So she told me to cook it for about 2 hours and then put the stuffing in. I tried that and I couldn't even pry the legs apart it was still frozen. The direction on the package said the turkey should be done in three in a half hours, fat chance I had it on for 6 hours. I did get my stuffing in and the turkey was so juicy and good. I still don't understand why it took so long to cook.
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
27 Dec 11
What temp did you have it on? WE smoked our turkeys thowed of course but took 6 hours always does when I smoke them Bet ya loved it any how huh/
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
28 Dec 11
on the temp it said in the directions, 350, but then I put it up on my own to 385 and took the cover off and it finally cooked.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
28 Dec 11
God finally huh?
@celticeagle (114510)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Dec 11
A turkey you cook frozen? Hmm. Oours was very juicy and moist. We defrosted it for three days. Mmm it tasted good. I can never stuff enough stuffing in a turkey for my and my familie's liking so I bake some besides and put some of the turkey broth in it. Turns out good.
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
28 Dec 11
yep it was delicious when it finally cooked.
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@celticeagle (114510)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Dec 11
good!!
• United States
27 Dec 11
I don't do turkey but my best guess was that the turkey Still had to defrost.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
27 Dec 11
it was to be cooked frozen, and they gave the directions on the package, my mom only had to cook hers one hour more than the said, not long like mine.
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• United States
27 Dec 11
Then it is the oven. Mom's oven is hotter than yours.It happens. My oven runs hot. Or, did you preheat your oven?
@GardenGerty (91246)
• Marion, Kansas
27 Dec 11
I know once the stuffing is in then it takes a bit longer to get to the correct temperature. The only other thing I can think of is that perhaps your oven is not calibrated right and was not cooking at the temperature you thought. I am glad it was a juicy and tender bird, though.
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
27 Dec 11
it is weird though because my stove is pretty new, it is only two years old