It's not too soon to call the turkey hotline. Butterball's Turkey Talk-Line is open now through late December. Call them at 1-800-323-4848.
Their hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Thanksgiving they will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The toll-free hotline available to callers nationwide who have questions about any and all turkey preparations -- from how to buy the bird to how to fix leftovers. Forty-four home economists and nutritionists are available to answer questions. This is the hotline's tenth year.
If you want a fresh turkey be sure to order it soon. Plan on about three-quarters pound per serving. Frozen turkeys can be stored in your freezer for up to 12 months. Allow three to four days to thaw the turkey in the refrigerator -- never at room temperature.