Thanksgiving Turkey
AREU5REAL

United States

#1 Nov 19, 2012
My wife has us in a real mess this year. My daughter is coming from Portland to celebrate and we bought a 20 pound bird. Turns out the damn thing won't thaw fast enough so my wife wrapped it in towels and put it into the clothes dryer. After a few revolutions, the dryer crapped out and the bird is still hard as a rock. If we can't get it thawed in time, we will be left with some serious egg on our face because I've been shooting my mouth off to my son-in-law about how succulent my birds are. If anyone out there has a tip or a fresh bird to sell, I'd really a lot appreciate it.
Martha Lopez

United States

#2 Nov 19, 2012
AREU5REAL wrote:
My wife has us in a real mess this year. My daughter is coming from Portland to celebrate and we bought a 20 pound bird. Turns out the damn thing won't thaw fast enough so my wife wrapped it in towels and put it into the clothes dryer. After a few revolutions, the dryer crapped out and the bird is still hard as a rock. If we can't get it thawed in time, we will be left with some serious egg on our face because I've been shooting my mouth off to my son-in-law about how succulent my birds are. If anyone out there has a tip or a fresh bird to sell, I'd really a lot appreciate it.
Many ovens have a defrost setting which you can use. I don't know how quickly you need to have your bird done, but you should be able to get it thawed properly before Thursday. Just don't do it too fast or you could end up with salmonella. Good luck.
AREU4REAL

El Paso, TX

#3 Nov 19, 2012
Martha Lopez wrote:
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Many ovens have a defrost setting which you can use. I don't know how quickly you need to have your bird done, but you should be able to get it thawed properly before Thursday. Just don't do it too fast or you could end up with salmonella. Good luck.
If AREU5REAL looked it up on the internet he would have found that he could defrost it in two days Monday and Tuesday and Have it cooked 5-6 hours on Wednesday and cut and ready on Thanksgiving. 20 pounds is too big. 3/4 pound per person. plus 1 pound. is all that you need.
Jim Sadler

United States

#4 Nov 19, 2012
AREU4REAL wrote:
<quoted text>If AREU5REAL looked it up on the internet he would have found that he could defrost it in two days Monday and Tuesday and Have it cooked 5-6 hours on Wednesday and cut and ready on Thanksgiving. 20 pounds is too big. 3/4 pound per person. plus 1 pound. is all that you need.
What if he has 48 people coming over? You never know how many guests he's expecting.
Bay Root Reagan

United States

#5 Nov 19, 2012
AREU5REAL wrote:
My wife has us in a real mess this year. My daughter is coming from Portland to celebrate and we bought a 20 pound bird. Turns out the damn thing won't thaw fast enough so my wife wrapped it in towels and put it into the clothes dryer. After a few revolutions, the dryer crapped out and the bird is still hard as a rock. If we can't get it thawed in time, we will be left with some serious egg on our face because I've been shooting my mouth off to my son-in-law about how succulent my birds are. If anyone out there has a tip or a fresh bird to sell
, I'd really a lot appreciate it.
Hey JW maybe you can go down to one of those homeless shealters and trade it for two 10 pounders.
Gator

United States

#6 Nov 19, 2012
AREU5REAL wrote:
My wife has us in a real mess this year. My daughter is coming from Portland to celebrate and we bought a 20 pound bird. Turns out the damn thing won't thaw fast enough so my wife wrapped it in towels and put it into the clothes dryer. After a few revolutions, the dryer crapped out and the bird is still hard as a rock. If we can't get it thawed in time, we will be left with some serious egg on our face because I've been shooting my mouth off to my son-in-law about how succulent my birds are. If anyone out there has a tip or a fresh bird to sell, I'd really a lot appreciate it.
You have a wife?
AREU5REAL

El Paso, TX

#7 Nov 20, 2012
Gator wrote:
<quoted text>You have a wife?
She's a lovely woman and she's well bred too. She went to finishing school and has not only old world manners, but also the appetite of a bird. She looks a little but like Audrey Hepburn before she died. However, her culinary skills have faded and this morning our turkey is still frozen stiff. I might trying putting it in the shower later today and scaled it with hot water.
AREU5REAL

El Paso, TX

#8 Nov 20, 2012
AREU4REAL wrote:
<quoted text>If AREU5REAL looked it up on the internet he would have found that he could defrost it in two days Monday and Tuesday and Have it cooked 5-6 hours on Wednesday and cut and ready on Thanksgiving. 20 pounds is too big. 3/4 pound per person. plus 1 pound. is all that you need.
You're advice sounds somewhat half-baked. Get it? It's a pun of sorts.

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