Keep these tips in mind for a safe and healthy Thanksgiving this year! With the big day just days away it’s important to follow those food safety rules cause let’s face it, no one wants a room full of sick dinner guests!
I think the number one myth I always here is the “Stuff the Turkey before hand one” Big No- No!
– Harmful bacteria can multiply in the stuffing and cause food poisoning when a stuffed bird is refrigerated. The ingredients for the stuffing, wet and dry, can be prepared and refrigerated separately the night before to save your time but do not stuff the bird! Stuff the bird just before you put the turkey into the oven. For safety, check the internal temperature of the turkey in the innermost part of the thigh and wing, the thickest part of the breast and the stuffing. All should be 165 °F
Myth: Thawing on the counter is quick and easy.