It’s snowing here in Naperville, at the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line headquarters; I am ill prepared for the weather (I didn’t bring any gloves! what was I thinking?!?). Fortunately, it’s warm and cozy inside — and also busy busy, with phones ringing and experts answering every imaginable question.
Here are a few numbers to keep in mind as you prepare — and enjoy — your Thanksgiving dinner.
55: Number of Talk-Line experts
12,000: Approximate number of calls the Butterball Talk-Line experts will field today
29: Number of years the Talk-Line has been helping frazzled cooks
325: Temperature at which you roast a turkey
170: Temperature of breast when turkey is done
180: Temperature of thigh when turkey is done
165: Temperature of stuffing when turkey is done
10: Ways that the Talk-Line experts prepare turkey during Butterball University
60: Number of days the Talk-Line experts will be available to answer calls*
6:00 am CST: Time the Talk-Line Experts started answering calls today
And of course, the most important number of all: 1-800-BUTTERBALL, for all your turkey questions.
*The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line is open from November 2 to December 31, 2009.