Tuesday Thoughts And The Butterball Hotline
Hi Friends, Did you implement a new morning habit? This week is Thanksgiving and I wanted to share a funny Thanksgiving story. That was no easy feat. I searched high and low. Finally, I came across the Butterball Hotline! My goal is to provide you with some humor as these weeks can be stressful. Without further ado, here they are. Enjoy! For three decades, the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line has answered the desperate pleas of hundreds of thousands of Thanksgiving cooks. As you can imagine, in that time the staff of 50-plus experts has heard some pretty outlandish tales of Turkey Day mishaps and fielded some truly bewildering questions. Following are a few favorite favorite conversations from the Butterball hotline operators. And, if you need help this holiday season with your bird, don’t forget to call 1-800-BUTTERBALL.
After discovering a turkey from 1969 in his dad’s freezer, an Alabama man called the Butterball help line to ask about the best way to cook the over 30-year-old bird. Although the Talk-Line staffer recommended the open roasting pan method to cook most turkeys, this time she suggested that the first step was to purchase a fresher fowl! This same gentleman also had in his freezer: the top of his wedding cake and a snowball from every snowstorm he’d experienced in Alabama.
A lady from Colorado called the Butterball help line about “how to thaw” her frozen Butterball. She proudly shared the fact that her turkey was stored in a snow bank outside! It had snowed the night before and it then dawned on her that she didn’t have a clue which snow bank her turkey was in. At that point, the conversation was really over because she was now on a mission to go find her turkey.
Wash, Rinse, and Never Repeat
A first-time Thanksgiving chef named Marge Klindera, a 20+ year Talk-Line veteran, was in tears one Thanksgiving morning. She was so proud to have thawed the turkey successfully and continued to rinse the turkey—with dish soap! The tears started flowing when the turkey wouldn’t stop sudsing. If only she called before she would have found out you don’t have to rinse the turkey—just pat it dry with paper towels. I hope you enjoyed these. Let me know if you have any favorite holiday traditions!
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