If your turkey is frozen and you plan to serve it on Thanksgiving, it should be out of the freezer by now. Nicole Johnson with turkey company Butterball says thawing takes time for a big bird.

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If you don’t get the turkey out until Wednesday, you can thaw the bird with the cold water method by keeping it in its plastic wrapping and putting it in a bucket of cold water.

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Keep the bird in its plastic wrapper and put it in a bucket of cold water.   Change the water every 30 minutes until the bird is thawed.

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