PSA: Take the turkey out of the freezer to thaw NOW

...unless you want to eat a cold bird
Posted at 8:19 AM, Nov 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-21 08:40:19-05

It's Tuesday. Is your Thanksgiving turkey still in the freezer? Well, you'd better pull it out ASAP.

Experts at Butterball say for every five pounds of turkey, the frozen bird needs to thaw for 24 hours. If you have a 15 pound turkey, you're already behind.

So, if you're cooking this year's holiday turkey, be sure to stick your turkey in the fridge to thaw as soon as possible to avoid ruining Thanksgiving.

If you don't have enough space in your fridge to fit an entire turkey, here's a video tutorial from Butterball on how to safely thaw a turkey in a cooler.