Look, we get it: Making Thanksgiving dinner can be a serious challenge. Sure, none of the classic recipes are that complicated, but getting them all on the table at the same time is tricky — and the meal’s main star, the turkey, takes a lot of planning. To get your best bird yet, avoid these pitfalls.
7Not planning for the long thaw
If you buy a frozen turkey, allow 24 hours for every 5 pounds of weight. Yes, a 20-pound turkey needs to start its fridge thaw (never thaw at room temperature) on Sunday morning to be ready to roast on Thursday afternoon.