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Turkey for Dummies

Covert Ops | Oct 18, 2006 07:55 PM

Here's how much of a dummy I am -- bought a turkey and didn't realize it would take me 3-4 days to thaw! (Yeah, can you tell I've never done this before?) Mom's out of town so I'm turning to the wise cooks of CH for help!

OK, so I'm cleaning out the fridge, putting the turkey in today, and planning to cook it when I'm home Saturday. Can someone point me toward some online resource that can help me through the basics of cleaning it out, any advance prep/what to do while it's cooking? Do I need to brine it or something while it's thawing? Should I just thaw it in cold water in the sink? (I seem to remember my mom doing it that way. . .)

It's a 12-pounder, and just a disclaimer, I'm pretty novice. My family loves Stove Top and I prob wont' make any homemade stuffing if I don't have to.

Thanks for all your help! I love the info I find on this board! :-)

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