Substitute 1-1/2 cups chicken broth or water for the turkey drippings used to make the gravy.
How to How to Thaw A Turkey
Thaw a frozen turkey, breast-side up, in its unopened wrapper on a tray in the refrigerator. Allow 5 hours per pound to completely thaw the turkey. Never thaw frozen meat on the countertop at room temperature.
Balance this special-occasion entree with smart side dishes. For example, choose a mixed green salad and hot steamed vegetable.