Visitors are only part of the tradition. You want to make a good impression, right?
Among all the things on your list, there is one thing you should not cleanse. The turkey.
Skip the Rinse
No doubt you will find plenty of recipes in cookbooks and online recipes that will instruct you to rinse your turkey before you start cooking. Just do not do it, says the US Department of Agriculture.
Rinsing your turkey should wash off all the sick germs. In fact, rinsing does not remove germs and can eventually spread dangerous bacteria in your kitchen.
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How To Make Your Turkey Safe
The only way to kill bacteria on your turkey is to cook it in the middle at 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Be sure to use ato check the temperature. Do not rely on the little red pop-up thermometer included with the turkey.
Pro Tip: For your turkey to be safe, check out the recent turkey visits to make sure your bird is not safe on the list.
Turkey still frozen?
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