Avoid a Thanksgiving Day nightmareHere's what to do when things (inevitably) go wrong on Thanksgiving Day.
Q: It's Thanksgiving morning and my turkey is still frozen. How can I salvage the main attraction?
A: Don't have a meltdown; quick-thaw instead: Submerge turkey, still wrapped, in a large container of cold water (use the sink if you don't need it for anything else). Allow at least 30 minutes of thaw time per pound, and change the water every 30 minutes. P.S. You can roast a frozen turkey - but the oven time will be 50 percent longer.
Related: The Ultimate Guide To Turkey Carving
Q: My sister-in-law drained - not strained - all the drippings from the roasting pan. Now how will I make gravy?
A: A tasty save: Melt 4 tablespoons margarine or butter in a saucepan and stir in 1/4 cup flour. Cook, stirring constantly, until it browns; don't let it burn. Gradually whisk in chicken broth and milk to equal 4 cups, and cook until mixture boils and thickens. Boil 1 minute.
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