July 24, 2021

Crank the chainsaw, time to cook the turkey

To baste, or not to baste, that is the question.”

Can you imagine the calls that Butterball Turkey Talk-Line experts get when it comes to advice on baking the perfect Thanksgiving bird?

First of all, no question is too dumb. And second of all, just when you think you’ve heard it all, it’s another first-time cooking calamity.

I would love to help them out with “talk turkey” questions.

“Hello, how many hours should I cook my turkey?”

“How much does your husband weigh?”

“He weighs about 219 pounds, why?

“Well normally, the general rule is around 15 minutes per pound for an unstuffed turkey at 325ºF. When was the last time he ate?”

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