Cooking a Thanksgiving turkey is not a simple process: You have to pick out the perfect bird, thaw it, roast it, stuff it, check to make sure it's actually cooked, and carve it, all while dodging heated political conversation with your extended family. So it's not surprising that some people manage to screw up one (or more) of these steps.
No one knows this better than Sue Smith, a registered dietitian and 17-year vet of the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line. Each year she fields questions from people on how to solve their crazy poultry-related conundrums.
Smith shared some of the most memorable calls she has gotten over the years, including stories of turkey-thawing mishaps and what happens when a plastic toy car melts inside stuffing. Hopefully they'll make you feel better about any Thanksgiving mistakes you might make this year.