I remember making my first turkey on my own and I left the giblets in the bird and another I did the bird upside down and when we went to cut into it, it was weird. Butterball has a turkey hotline that you can call with any of your turkey-cooking questions. The number is 1-800-BUTTERBALL (1-800-288-8372). You can also email or text.

I may need this! After a few years you get it down but honestly only doing once a year really you can forget.

Here are some of the craziest questions the hotline has received:

  • "How do I roast my turkey so it gets golden brown tan lines – in the shape of a turkey bikini?"
  • "My turkey thawed on my lap … can I eat it?"
  • "How do you carve a turkey when all of its bones have been broken?"
  • "I carved my turkey with a chainsaw … is the chain grease going to affect my turkey?"
  • "Why does my turkey have no breast meat?"
  • "It’s my first Thanksgiving and I have a tiny apartment-sized oven … how much will my turkey expand when cooking?"
  • "How do I get my turkey to stop sudsing? Is a soapy turkey recoverable?"
  • "How do I baste a pre-basted turkey?"

The best part: A turkey professional answered each one of these questions. (Food Beast)