Thanksgivings Help

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Thanksgiving is THE food holiday and it hard to just do a routine recipe post. I want to do more so here is some help for the beginner along with suggested recipes. Have a Happy Holiday.

First some turkey help

There are several easy ways to get help with the bird.

First Butterball is again offering their Turkey Talk-Line® that has been around for 29 years but some of you young ones out there many not have heard of them. They offer LIVE help just a phone call away. Phone number is 1-800-BUTTERBALL
(1-800-288-8372).  Nov. 1 through Dec. 28, weekdays 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CST; Saturday
and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CST; Thanksgiving Day, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
CST; Nov. 24 to Dec. 25, weekdays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CST. Their web link is

Second The USDA has an excellent web page at . In addition there is the Meat and Poultry hotline at  that is at (888) 674-6854 from 10a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through
Friday. It is closed weekends and holidays, except Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving hours are 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Eastern Time.

Remember that the safe internal temperature for all poultry is 165. This MUST be check with a thermometer.

Other miscellaneous but interesting hotlines

  • Reynolds Turkey Tips Line(800) 745-4000 Open through December 31, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I guess if you need help with your foil… HA HA… I’m sure they are helpful but it’s hard to resist.
  • For pumpkin pie help Libby Consumer Hot Line: 1-800-854-0374
  • Crisco Pie Hotline (877) 367-7438 toll-free.

Don’t forget my post on food safety  Holiday Food Safety

Suggested Recipes:

Turkey posts
Favorite Sides
Sweat Potato casserole

September 3 2014


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