Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Recipe 911

As Thanksgiving is upon us you may have a few last minute questions about thawing a turkey, etc. Here are a few handy numbers to have just incase you need them.  
Butterball Turkey Talk-Line        1-800-BUTTERBALL     The hotline is available in English and Spanish from 9 am – 9 pm weekdays through Dec. 23; 9 am – 7 pm weekends before Thanksgiving; and 7 am – 7 pm on Thanksgiving Day. 
Foster Farms Turkey Hotline    1-800-255-7227 (dial "1" for a "live" assistant.)    The line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week up until December 1. 
USDA Meat & Poultry Hotline   1-888-674-6854 (dial “1″ for English, then “0″ for a "live" assistance.)
This line offers live assistance from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Eastern time, Monday through Friday.  (This is the line to call if you are worried that your bird was improperly thawed or cooked. )
Perdue Consumer Help Line   1-800-4PERDUE Their live assistance is available from 7am – 3pm Easten time on Thanksgiving day.
Turkey Confidential               1-800-537-5252   This will be available 1 am – 1 pm on Thanksgiving day.  Cooks can call in questions live to Lynne Rossetto Kasper, host of public radio’s “The Splendid Table.” 

Reynolds Wrap Turkey Tips Line   1-800-745-4000  This hotline provides pre-recorded information on thawing and cooking a turkey.

Until next time, when we can chit-chat again! 
~ T.

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