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Cooking Turkeys and Food

Although Tom the Turkey does not condone the cooking and eating of turkeys, he does know that many people do this during the holdiays, so here is some information on cooking turkeys.


  1. How long will it take my turkey to thaw?
  2. After you turkey is done, why should you let it stand for 15 minutes?
  3. Why should you cover your turkey with foil after it is 2/3 of the way cooked?
  4. What part of the turkey is saved and snapped as a superstitious good luck custom?
  5. Should I cook my stuffing before I put it in the turkey?
  6. Can you eat Indian corn, or is it for decoration only?
  7. What is the best place to put a meat thermometer when testing your turkey?
  8. How can you tell when a cranberry can be harvested?
  9. Cranberries can be harvested two ways: Wet and Dry. Is it true that the ones that are harvested wet are used to make cranberry juice?
  10. How did they cook their turkey's back in 1627?
  11. What was one of the advantages of cooking with a tin kitchen in the hearth?
  12. Most of us eat turkey on Thanksgiving. But how many eat turkey also as a Christmas meal?

 

  1. How long will it take my turkey to thaw?

    According to Butterball corporation, they recommend that you thaw a wrapped turkey in the refrigerator for about one day per 4lbs.

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  2. After you turkey is done, why should you let it stand for 15 minutes?

    This allows the stuffing to cool to a temperature of 165F, a better serving temperature.

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  3. Why should you cover your turkey with foil after it is 2/3 of the way cooked?

    To prevent it from burning.

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  4. What part of the turkey is saved and snapped as a superstitious good luck custom?

    The Wishbone.

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  5. Should I cook my stuffing before I put it in the turkey?

    Yes. You should cook your stuffing right before you are ready to put it into the turkey.

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  6. Can you eat Indian corn, or is it for decoration only?

    It is mostly for decoration since it is so hard and because of all of the different colors.

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  7. What is the best place to put a meat thermometer when testing your turkey?

    According to Butterball, they say the thigh.

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  8. How can you tell when a cranberry can be harvested?

    When they can bounce 4 inches.

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  9. Cranberries can be harvested two ways: Wet and Dry. Is it true that the ones that are harvested wet are used to make cranberry juice?

    This is true. These are the ones also used to make the cranberry sauce you can buy in cans.

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  10. How did they cook their turkey's back in 1627?

    There were two ways. One was to roast it using strings and skewers and spinning it vertically. The other was done by using a "tin kitchen" which was set inside the hearth and allowed the turkey to be cooked on a spit and turned. The tin kitchen was only for the more wealthy since it cost $3 back then, which was equivalent to a week's pay.

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  11. What was one of the advantages of cooking with a tin kitchen in the hearth?

    It allowed you to catch the drippings in a pan and make gravy.

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  12. Most of us eat turkey on Thanksgiving. But how many eat turkey also as a Christmas meal?

    About 50%

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