I usually thaw my turkey for 2 days i place it in the fridge then the night before i cook it iplace it in the bath tub with water covering it for about 7 hours then wash the turky in cold water dig out remaining ice stuff add my seasonings and bake
I followed this recipe for our Thanksgiving turkey. I used a lot less bread for the stuffing and added a little fresh parsley and thyme, plus salt and pepper while using less sage (I didn't use fresh). I also sprinkled salt and pepper on the turkey before roasting. The instructions are excellent and it came out fabulous. I did defrost my turkey in the fridge for 4 days ahead of time. Thanks for posting!
I would caution against step number one. I did this one year, and the whole family got sick. If you plan to thaw a turkey like this, you better plan to stay up all night because you'll have to change the water every 2-3 hours! It's better to just thaw it in the fridge about 3 days before Thanksgiving (or whatever holiday).
Turned out a lovely bird, thanks for posting, Very much like I have always cook my turkey. I did not make your stuffing, I made our regular turkey stuffing, sausage water chestnug. We thouroughly enjoyed it for Easter dinner.
Also, maybe there is frost inside the turkey, but I can guarantee, there is bacteria on the outside...