Do you put it in the refrigerator?
Do you put it in the microwave?
Do you submerge it in cold water in a leak-proof bag to prevent cross contamination?
If you were my mother in the 80's and 90's, you had another idea on how to thaw the turkey.
Yep. The day before Thanksgiving if you wanted to take a bath you were out of luck...unless you wanted to take a bath with the turkey!
Every year, without fail, my mom would put the turkey in cold water in the bathtub. Now we know that's not safe and she doesn't do it but back then it was embarrassing and inconvenient.
One time I noticed that the bathroom light was on and found the turkey. I asked Mom why the light was on. Her response was that like my little brother, the turkey was afraid of the dark.
As an adult, I wonder if I should have offered to light it some candles or poured it a glass of wine.
But, seriously, maybe I should have asked how she made the gravy?
Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!
Lacey and family
P.S.: For your amusement and my mother's embarrassment - a turkey in the bathtub.