I put a frozen turkey in my refrigerator on Sunday and on Friday it was still frozen. Everyone now days recommends that you thaw turkeys out in the refrigerator. Based on the weight the consensus was that it should have been thawed by Tuesday. Let me assure you on Friday it was still frozen. Agh! I planned to put in the electric roaster Friday at noon and serve it for dinner that night to guest. I was wasting gallons of water trying to thaw it out in the kitchen sink in time.
All my life growing up and most of my adult life turkey was thawed out on the kitchen counter. I am not sure what caused a changed and made the counter method no longer acceptable. I never remember anyone betting sick from Thanksgiving turkey or the stuffing inside it. We practiced good clean kitchen technique and food handling. It isn’t to say sickness was not possible, but we were careful and smart and it worked for us.
Whoever everyone is that recommends that refrigerator method, I have tried it now a couple of times and can tell you it isn’t working for me. I am going back to the kitchen counter and lots of common sense for my next turkey dinner.