Jennie-O opens Thanksgiving dinner help hotline early

Starting this week, you can text or call Jennie O's with all your turkey questions
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Minnesota-based Jennie-O opened its annual turkey cooking hotline this week, about three weeks earlier than usual. 

Ahead of Thanksgiving, troubled chefs can text or call 1-800-TURKEYS with questions, whether they're "roasting a whole bird, mashing potatoes [or] mulling the merits of canned cranberry sauce versus homemade," a press release says.

Though the hotline has been available for over a decade now, the company said it was opening the line more than three weeks before the Thanksgiving holiday as more people may find themselves preparing their own dishes for the first time away from family due to the pandemic. 

“In a year when family bonds and giving thanks are more important than ever, we are thrilled to help make Thanksgiving meals entertaining, flavorful and easy,” vice president of marketing at Jennie-O Nicole Behne said in a statement.

"No matter where you are or who you’re with this season, Jennie-O is here to answer your questions and help make your Thanksgiving meal a success.”

The November 2 opening date is a nice, wide jumpstart on the holiday, and for an even wider one, check out our Thanksgiving side ranking , store-bought side guide , and a look at some of last year’s Thanksgiving table preferences. We were so innocent then.

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