Cooking for Thanksgiving? Time to thaw out your turkey!

This Oct. 12, 2015, photo shows a roasted Thanksgiving turkey in Concord, N.H. Regardless of how you cook the turkey, experts say to make sure you let it sit, undisturbed, on a cutting board or platter for at least 30 minutes before carving. This allows the bird to finish cooking more gently and reabsorb all of its juices, producing moist meat. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

If you are going to be cooking for Thanksgiving, today is the day to get that turkey thawing in the refrigerator.

Tara-Rose Groberski from the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line said Thursday marks a day as a reminder to get the turkey thawed properly leading up to Thanksgiving. Groberski says thawing the turkey is one of the most important parts as it helps the turkey cook correctly. She said some get worried that the turkey might go bad if it is thawed this early, but that’s not the case.

Groberski said that Butterball is anticipating more first time cooks for Thanksgiving this year as many play it safe because of the COVID pandemic. You can hear more from Tara-Rose this weekend on In The Know.