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Thawing your Thanksgiving Turkey

Safely thawing your turkey is one of the most important steps in preparing your thanksgiving meal. What could be worse than getting a food-borne illness?

To ensure you and your guests enjoy your meal without getting sick be sure to follow one of these two thawing methods:

Method 1: thaw in the refrigerator

This is the easiest method, however, it does take quite a long time, so be sure to plan ahead.

  • Make sure your refrigerator is at 40 degrees or cooler
  • Leaving the turkey in its original packaging place the turkey on a tray or pan. This will ensure that any juice won’t leak all over your fridge while thawing. Tip: Place the turkey at the bottom of your fridge just in case juice do leak out, they won’t contaminate anything below.
  • Allow 24 hours of thawing time for every 4 to 5 pounds. See chart below for additional details
Turkey Weight Thawing Time
Up to 12 pounds 1-3 days
12-16 pounds 3-4 days
16-20 pounds 4-5 days
20-24 pounds 5-6 days

 

Method 2: Cold Water

Cold water thawing takes less time than refrigerator thawing, but it requires a lot more attention.

  • Fill sink or large basin full of water 50 degrees or cooler
  • Leaving the turkey in the originally packaging place the turkey, breast side down, in the water. There should be enough cold water to cover your turkey completely.
  • Change water every 30 minutes to ensure that water is at least 40 degrees.
  • Turkey will take about 30 minutes to thaw for every pound.

A thawed turkey may be kept in the refrigerator up to 4 days before cooking. Feel free to start thawing early!

Turkey Taco Bowl

Ground Turkey with Cheese, Salsa, and Chips in a meal prep container

Put some prep in your step with this turkey taco bowl recipe. The key to success is picking simple and delicious food that will taste great throughout the week. Try this recipe today and thank yourself later.

Ingredients:

1 package of ground turkey

Salsa of your choice

Shredded cheese or your choice

Sour cream

Chips of your choice

Taco seasoning (optional)

Instructions:

Take the ground turkey meat and cook over medium to high heat until browned and cooked through. Mix this with taco seasoning if desired.

Once cooked, choose the containers of your choice to divide your precooked meal.

Place cooked taco meat, then top with salsa, sour cream, and shredded cheese.

Take your choice of chips to pair on the side. Use these to scoop up your taco meat and create the perfect taco taste in just one small bite.

Reheat and continue to eat throughout the week. Happy prepping!

Deep fried turkey and potato balls

Potato Turkey Bites

Deep fried turkey and potato balls

Leftovers are an important part of the holiday season. With this comes the challenge of keeping your recipes fresh. These potato and turkey bites are the perfect snack that you can make completely from your Thanksgiving leftovers. Not to mention, they are incredibly easy to make.

What you’ll need:

1 1/2 cups leftover mashed potatoes

1/2 cup chopped turkey

1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1 large egg

1 cup breadcrumbs

Veggie oil

 

Instructions:

Mix mashed potatoes, turkey, cheese, and egg together. Roll mixture into 1/2-inch balls and roll in breadcrumbs. Refrigerate potato and turkey balls for 1 hour.

Heat oil to 350 degrees and fry until beautifully golden brown. Let rest for a few minutes on a paper towel before serving and enjoying.

Thanksgiving Savings in the Weekly Ad

Thanksgiving Savings Worth Gobbling About

Thanksgiving Savings

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to celebrate with family, eat delicious food, watch a great game and eat even more food! To help you celebrate this season right we have great deals on your cooking essentials, including a plump frozen Norbest Turkey for only $0.69 a pound when you buy $25 in groceries.

To see all of the great deals going on, visit our Weekly Ad.

You can also get all of these great deals without even leaving your home! Checkout our new grocery delivery service where we will do the shopping for you and bring your groceries straight to your door.

Don’t forget the pie!

Thanksgiving Savings in the Weekly Ad

Turkey Savings Worth Gobbling About

Thanksgiving Savings

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to celebrate with family, eat delicious food, watch a great game and eat even more food! To help you celebrate this season right we have great deals on your cooking essentials!

To see all of the great deals going on, visit our Weekly Ad.

You can also get all of these great deals without even leaving your home! Checkout our online shopping options where you can have your groceries delivered straight to your home or you can conveniently pick-up your groceries while you’re out holiday shopping.

Don’t forget the pie!

Thanksgiving Savings in the Weekly Ad

Thanksgiving Savings Worth Gobbling About

Thanksgiving Savings

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to celebrate with family, eat delicious food, watch a great game and eat even more food! To help you celebrate this season right we have great deals on your cooking essentials, including a plump frozen Norbest Turkey for only $0.69 a pound when you buy $25 in groceries.

To see all of the great deals going on, visit our Weekly Ad.

You can also get all of these great deals without even leaving your home! Checkout our new grocery delivery service where we will do the shopping for you and bring your groceries straight to your door.

Don’t forget the pie!

Thanksgiving Savings in the Weekly Ad

Turkey Savings Worth Gobbling About

Thanksgiving Savings

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to celebrate with family, eat delicious food, watch a great game and eat even more food! To help you celebrate this season right we have great deals on your cooking essentials, including a plump frozen Norbest Turkey for only $0.69 a pound when you buy $25 in groceries.

To see all of the great deals going on, visit our Weekly Ad.

You can also get all of these great deals without even leaving your home! Checkout our online shopping options where you can have your groceries delivered straight to your home or you can conveniently pick-up your groceries while you’re out holiday shopping.

Don’t forget the pie!

Stick Pretzels dipped in Chocolate and Candy Corn to make Thanksgiving Turkey Pretzels

Turkey Pretzels

Stick Pretzels dipped in Chocolate and Candy Corn to make Thanksgiving Turkey Pretzels

It’s Thanksgiving time, so gobble up! Make these creative turkey pretzels just in time to impress your friends and family for the holidays.

Ingredients

12 pretzel sticks

12 chocolate covered cookies of your choice

24 candy eyes

84 candy corns

12 orange candy pieces for the beak (we recommend peanut butter candies)

1/2 cup chocolate chips

1/8 cup melt-able red candy chips (or red frosting)

 

Directions

Place your choice of cookies on a tray with wax paper. Leave room for the placement of the pretzel sticks.

Drizzle chocolate onto your chocolate cookie as your candy corn glue.

Heat your chocolate chips in a microwavable glass, one that is tall enough to dip the pretzels in. Microwave for 30 seconds, then stir and repeat.  Once melted, leave 2-3 minutes of cooling time.

Dip your pretzel sticks about 2/3 of the way into the melted chocolate, coating it completely. Shake off excess if desired.

Lay your dipped pretzel sticks onto the cookies. Then, attach candy corn in the shape of a fan to create the feathers.

Cool in the refrigerator for 10 min to ensure the candy sets.

Place small amount of chocolate onto the pretzel to adhere the eyes and beak with your chosen candies.

To create the waddle under the beak, microwave your red candy for 45 seconds in a plastic sandwich bag. After, knead and make sure it is smoothed and melted.

Clip a corner of the bag, and pipe the waddle under each beak of your turkey pretzels (for frosting use, pipe the waddle in a similar fashion).

Place pretzels back in the refrigerator for another 10 min to solidify all your candy.

Gobble up, and enjoy!

Thanksgiving Dinner for only $99

If you want a delicious Thanksgiving dinner without the hassle, we’ve got you covered with a fuss-less feast at a fantastic price.

The $99 turkey meal includes:

  • 11-13 lbs. of Jennie-O Cooked Turkey
  • 30 oz. Homestyle Stuffing
  • Two 24 oz. Cream Mashed Potatoes
  • 24 oz. Homestyle Gravy
  • 14 oz. Cranberry Sauce
  • 8 inch Beehive Pie
  • 12 ct. Beehive Rolls