Turkey Day is almost here and if you haven’t been able to move your turkey from the freezer to the refrigerator, you may need to change up your prep.

Don’t worry if your turkey doesn’t thaw completely.

The USDA says partially frozen turkeys can still cook in the oven; You’ll need to use an accurate food  thermometer to ensure your bird hits 165 degrees internally.

Stick the food thermometer in the thickest parts of the turkey.

A 10-pound turkey takes about 2 1/2 days to properly thaw in the refrigerator. A five-pound bird will take about a day and may need another six hours to be oven-ready. 

The next best option is soaking your turkey in cold water but make sure it’s cold enough to keep your turkey at a safe temperature.

You want to keep below 40 degrees to avoid bacteria.