Monday, November 19, 2007

If Grandma isn't around ...

If Grandma isn't around to ask, or you would rather paint your behind blue and walk nekkid down main street before you would admit to her that you JUST WERE NOT LISTENING the two dozen times she told you how she cooked a holiday dinner. Was it just two dozen? Doubt it.

Anyway, if Grandma isn't around and the question is cooking, canning, puttin-up or just fixin-up seek out the advice of an Ag Extension Agent that specializes in domestic sciences.

Fabiola knows that some of you are saying "a what"? Wikipedia explains it all and provides handy-dandy links to the land grant university program in your state, if you scroll to the bottom of the article.

To save you some time since we are talking turkey, Fabiola has linked to an excellent resource from the University Of Illinois.

Thawing a turkey In the Refrigerator

Takes approximately 24 hours per 5 pounds

8 to 12 pounds ..... 1 to 2 days
12 to 16 pounds ..... 2 to 3 days
16 to 20 pounds ..... 3 to 4 days
20 to 24 pounds ..... 4 to 5 days

Thawing a turkey in cold water:

Takes approximately 30 minutes per pound for a Whole Turkey

That means--

8 to 12 pounds ..... 4 to 6 hours
12 to 16 pounds .....6 to 8 hours
16 to 20 pounds ..... 8 to 10 hours
20 to 24 pounds ..... 10 to 12 hours

Change water every 30 minutes.

Turkey for the Holidays

They have pages on Turkey Selection, Cooking Techniques, Carving,

Side Dishes, Turkey Facts, Turkey Fun, Turkey FAQ,

Do Not forget to check out the Credits Page!

Oh and!

Turkey Safety

Fabiola realizes that she should have an exciting turkey cooking story for you, but she doesn't.

Fabiola has never had a turkey disaster. Won't writing that just put the old hex on this year.

Fabiola wants to know, how many of you clicked on the "turkey fun" link? She was wondering the same thing. Fabiola was also mystified that Turkey Bowling was not mentioned, not even once.

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