Not Sure How to Cook a Turkey? This Year, You Can Text Butterball

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Samantha Dunscombe - The Penny Hoarder

If it’s your first time cooking Thanksgiving dinner, you’re probably wondering what to do with the turkey. Why didn’t you pay more attention at grandma’s house when you were little?

Even seasoned holiday meal hosts may be nervous about messing up a piece of poultry that cost $30 (or more!).

But for 35 years, Butterball has been ready to allay all your turkey-prep fears.

Compose Your Turkey Texts Now

The Butterball Talk Line opened on Nov. 1, offering options to call, email or live chat with a turkey expert.

It gets even better: This year, Butterball is launching a text hotline. Send your burning questions to 50 graduates of Butterball University by texting 844-877-3456.

The line will be open 24/7 between Nov. 17 and Nov. 24. Those celebrating Thanksgiving a little later or planning ahead for Christmas can also text the hotline between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT from Nov. 25 to Dec. 23.

Place your bets now on how many weird photos of half-cooked turkeys the text line will get this Thanksgiving. Oh, to be a fly on the wall at Butterball HQ.

Your Turn: Have you ever called the Butterball hotline while cooking a holiday meal?

Lisa Rowan is a writer and producer at The Penny Hoarder.

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