Member Comments for the Article:

Thanksgiving Turkey Tips

Selecting, Cooking and Storing this Thanksgiving Favorite


11/13/2014 5:58:27 PM

Great article!
11/8/2013 1:28:06 PM

Love the defrosting guide.......sure will help plan my day better and not have a 1/2 frozen Turkey to stuff. Yes, that actually happened to me a couple of years ago. Think I'd have known better.....I do now!!!!!
11/18/2012 3:40:52 AM

To be really safe, get a digital thermometer to check internal temps. I prefer cooking dressing in a pan not in the bird, just for safety sake too. Happy Thanksgiving, Sparkers!
11/24/2010 10:01:45 AM

RUMBAMEL's SparkPage
I'm not so sure about the roasting time of the turkey. You suggest 15-18 min. per pound. That calculated to 5.23 hrs for my 20.93 lb bird. On the Butterball turkey itself it says for a 18-22 lb unstuffed turkey to cook it for 3 1/2 - 4 hours.

I think I will use what the turkey people say. Sorry Sparkpeople.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone and good luck eveyrone.

11/22/2008 9:40:48 PM

CHRIS3874's SparkPage
Interesting - only I live in Canada and we celebrate our thanksgiving in October (No not because its SO COLD up here - Martin Frobisher celebrated it in 1578).
I have to question the wisdom of buying a prebasted bird as the ones I am familiar with (ButterBall) are injected with a TON of COCONUT OIL amongst other rather nasty things.
We got one one time as a gift. Its seems to me to be worht the time and trouble to prepare it all oneself ,mainly because then you have more control over what does and doesn't go into the bird.
11/20/2007 11:17:39 PM

ALASKAN's SparkPage
Thanks for the useful information and I will keep it in a safe spot with my others. I appreciate that you have posted this information, b/c I keep forgetting all this. It will help me on Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. Thanks again. Alaskan
11/17/2007 7:48:47 PM

CPSKAJA's SparkPage
Wonderful tips. Thank you!
11/17/2007 10:58:21 AM

Hi I am a big 4 foot 6 inches person who needs to lose weight and need all the help I can get. Thank you for your article on Turkey please keep them coming devonmarie
11/17/2007 10:24:42 AM

Excellent information. Thanks

Comment Pages (1 total)

Leave a Comment

Article comments allow you to share your own tips, experiences and ideas about SparkPeople's articles. All article comments must abide by SparkPeople's Community Guidelines. Please do not ask questions here. If you have any questions, please post them on the Message Boards in order to get a response.

To make a comment, please Login or Join For Free