Let's talk Turkey

Turkey dinner on a plate!
United States
November 2, 2015 6:38am CST
Yes, it is that time of year when thoughts turn to the Holiday Bird! For many years Butterball has helped millions of cooks with their holiday turkeys. No, it's not just throwing a 26-pounder into the oven and then chowing down...it's way more involved than that. There are things you should and shouldn't do when it comes to your turkey. Turkey is poultry and touching it and then touching something else in the kitchen is a great way to spread bacteria. Something that many people do that is highly dangerous is to leave the stuffing in the bird after it's cooked and carved. Stuffing must be removed from the cavity of the turkey and stored in the fridge. Leaving it in the turkey is another way to get sick. Also, I know of people who stick the leftover turkey outside because they think its cold enough and they don't want to waste space in the fridge...bad, bad bad. There a lot of questions and Butterball has the answers, so do not hesitate to call 1-800-BUTTERBALL with any and all of your turkey concerns and questions. The phone lines open today and run through Christmas Eve and representatives are just waiting to talk Turkey with you! Photo: pixabay.com/en/turkey-food-thanksgiving-dinner-23435/
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
2 Nov 15
and now i come here thinking you are serving us Turkey and the fixins..Abby, you really are confusing me today..now where will i go for my Turkey and stuffing?
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• United States
2 Nov 15
If you wait a few days I'll throw a dinner together just for you!
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
2 Nov 15
@AbbyGreenhill but i'm hungry now....ok i will wait
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• United States
3 Nov 15
@Rosekitty Are you still waiting...or did you pass out from hunger?
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@silvermist (20085)
• India
2 Nov 15
You know,when I read the title of the post,I remembered about a Perry Mason novel where one character says,''Let's talk Turkey'' when ever he wants to get down to the facts.This post is a timely one.People may be having so many doubts about Turkey and it is good that there is some body with answers.
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• United States
2 Nov 15
Thank you, I saw the blurb on TV for this and figured I'd put out the info which some might know and others might not.
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@LadyDuck (170494)
• Switzerland
2 Nov 15
I am pretty sure we have no turkey hot lines here. It's good to remind to people that food, even if cooked, must be preserved in the refrigerator.
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• United States
2 Nov 15
You are so right, and my parents used to keep theirs outside in the vestibule - thinking back that scares me!
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@LadyDuck (170494)
• Switzerland
2 Nov 15
@AbbyGreenhill This is something that I think time by time. Mom is 94, she never cared to put cooked food in the refrigerator, she does not care to eat butter, eggs or whatever is considered "dangerous" food. She was never sick in all her life.
@dodoazo (21035)
• Philippines
2 Nov 15
WE don't have to be worry about turkey stuffings or whatever for in our country we seldom eat turkey. We prefer to cook dressed chicken.
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• United States
2 Nov 15
We like chicken too, but for the holidays it's turkey on most tables.
@celticeagle (119130)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Nov 15
That's great reminders. Thanks. I cooked the entire turkey one year and left the bag of giblets in it. I don't know how I did that. I am pretty careful and do everything in a certain way. Don't know how my daughter does things now that she is cooking. I taught her how to do things at an early age but she never will so lucky if she doesn't things clean.
• United States
2 Nov 15
I would bet the farm you are not the only person who has done the same thing. That's how we learn! It all works out eventually!
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@celticeagle (119130)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Nov 15
@AbbyGreenhill ....Well, Used to put a little chopped up giblets into my dressing after I found out that was my grandmother's secret but since I quit doing that I simply didn't have that on my lists of needs so I totally forgot. Yeah, everyone I tell has done the say thing once so I don't feel so bad.
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• United States
2 Nov 15
@celticeagle I cooked a turkey upside down once - and not all that long ago!
@marlina (76603)
• Canada
2 Nov 15
Good idea to check the site.
• United States
2 Nov 15
I had a few turkey dilemmas in my day but I don't think even Butterball could have helped!
@Pattitude (1298)
• Newton, North Carolina
3 Nov 15
I remember calling Butterball in my younger housewife days! I saw a cute cartoon on Facebook of a granny making a turkey saying she was determined to have a happy family get together so she was stuffing the turkey with Prozac! Made me think of our family get togethers!