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8 Ways to Plan Ahead for Turkey Day

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Thaw your turkey. If you're planning to buy a frozen turkey rather than a fresh one, don't forget to allow for thawing time. The generally recommended thawing time is one day in the refrigerator per five pounds of turkey. Depending on the size of your bird, that could mean several days!

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