The big meal is nigh on upon us and ya know what? You'll get through it. No matter what happens, in a few hours it'll all be a memory and ideally, you'll have a few luscious leftovers and warm, fuzzy feelings toward mankind.
We're here to get you through to the other side. Just submit your questions in the comments or hit us on Twitter @eatocracy and we'll get you an answer as soon as you possibly can. Your queries may be culinary - or even just a plea for solidarity and moral support.
Pull up a chair - we'll be serving up support in this here post all the way through T-Day and have a pretty thorough help list right here.
High & Dry
Read all our best advice on turkey prep, sumptuous sides, excellent beverages and so much more.
Going Cold Turkey
That's not a safe option if you're stuffing it at home. Give the bird a bath in cold water, changed out every 30 minutes or, if your microwave is commodious enough, zap it with the defrost setting. With either method, you'll need to get it into the oven as soon as it's un-thawed. Just distract the guests with charades or appetizers until it's ready. Read more about safe, speedy thawing - and good luck!
Nope! Pull the bird when the internal temperature gets to 165°F. There's no great harm if the temperature goes over that, even by a fair amount - but you run considerable risk if it doesn't hit that mark. And don't forget to let it rest for at least 20 minutes after it leaves the oven so the juices have time to redistribute.
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