The Month of Gratitude

Posted by David Pickle on

Hello Again!

With Thanksgiving coming up this month we'd like to share a few tips on prepping that turkey for the big dinner.

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First, how big of turkey should I get?

Well, it all depends on the amount of people you are serving at dinner.

  • 11-14 lbs. for 7 people
  • 15-18 for 10-12 people
  • 18-24 for 12-14 people


OK you've got your turkey, now what?

Well, before you can cook it you need to let it thaw. The amount of time to let it thaw depends on the size of the turkey.

  • 4-12 lbs. takes 1-3 days
  • 12-16 lbs. takes 3-4 days
  • 16-20 lbs. takes 4-5 days
  • 20-24 lbs. takes 5-6 days


It's time to get cooking.

After adding the desire flavors and herbs turkeys have to be cooked for a while.

  • 9-11 lbs. for 2.5 hours
  • 12-14 lbs. for 3 hours
  • 15-17 for 3.5 hours
  • 18-20 for 4 hours
  • 21-23 for 4.5
  • 24+ for 5+ hours


Extra Tip

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Whether it's your first time cooking a turkey or it's been something you've done for the past 7 Thanksgiving always keep a Fire Extinguisher in your kitchen in case the worse happens. You don't want to end up like Scott Calvin in the Santa Clause. His turkey caught flames and he ended up taking his son Charlie to Denny's for dinner.


Through-out the month we'll be posting weekly on our Facebook page and Instagram. So be sure to follow us!

We started our company many years ago and wanted to take the time this month to express our gratitude to all of our customers who make Fully Involved Stitching possible. We have enjoyed serving you and continue to look forward to serving you in the future.


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