Novice turkey cooks and seasoned experts ...
Mom put our turkey (locked inside a brining bag) into this orange container. Then she filled the container with ice to keep our turkey cold (an' prevent salmonella from developing an' poisoning us).
She thought that she had efurrything "covered" by putting a bath towel over the whole lot ... In other words, she thought that out-0f-sight-out-of-mind would keep Feline Americans from bothering the bird.
Obviously, she forgot one vital element ... A cat must be present to snoopervise efurry aspect of Thanksgiving preparations.
Luckily for efurryone, Charmee (his nickname is "Audience-Participation Charmz" for a reason) stepped up to provide the necessary weighting of our noble bird. Charmee perched atop the towel-draped turkey keeping it properly submerged in its ice bath.
Way to go, Charmee!
And that's your culinary tip known as "Turkey 101" ...