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Nov 18, 2019

Americans really like turkey for Thanksgiving. In fact, the National Turkey Federation says nearly 88% of Americans will eat turkey that day. However, turkey is something we typically don’t prepare on a regular basis. As a result, many people have questions about the size of turkey they need, how long it takes to thaw a frozen turkey, how to prepare it, what to do with leftovers and how to plan such a large meal. Kansas State University food scientist Karen Blakeslee covers the basics of how to successfully prepare a Thanksgiving Day feast.

Sound Living is a weekly public affairs program addressing issues related to families and consumers. It is hosted by Jeff Wichman. Each episode shares the expertise of K-State specialists in fields such as child nutrition, food safety, adult development and aging, youth development, family resource management, physical fitness and more.

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K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.