Executive Chef, The Mansion on Turtle Creek
1. Only defrost
your turkey a week (or 5 days) out in the refrigerator.
2. Make a plan so you're not exhausted and can't enjoy the day. Shop
early. Buy your turkey a week out (see above) so it can thaw properly.
Cranberries and dressing can be made long in advance.
3. Remember, never,
ever stuff a turkey.