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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Audience-Participation Charmz: TURKEY 101

Novice turkey cooks and seasoned experts ...

Before you put your turkey into the oven for roasting, it's always a good idea to soak it in a brine of saltwater, herbs, and spices for at least six hours.

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" ...
Bon appetit!


Anonymous said...

Next time add apple cider to the brine and go 10 hours, roast with apples and the bird will have a wonderful flavor and the gravy is out of this world.

Charmee is a lovely turkey sitter!

Lux said...

Charmee, you did good!

I'm sure it tasted good :)

Team Tabby said...

Thanks for the turkey preparation tips - sounds delicious. You have left overs? we come, we love turkey.

Thanks so much for the invite DaisyMae Maus!

Moe & Mindy

PS Charmee has a cushy job, sittin on da turkey.

Forty Paws said...

That's a great turkey tip! Wasn't it COLD?

Hope your T-day was wonderful!

Luf, Us

michico*Adan said...

That sounds great~!!
Hope you have great thanksgiving day~!

Smeagol & Strider (Mystery & Gizmo too!) said...

Hee hee, good job, Charmee!!
Happy (late) Thanksgiving to you all!!

China Cat said...

Oh, Charmee certainly is a good helper! I hope that you all got to have some of that turkey today! Willow and I hope that you all have a great Thanksgiving!

Purrrrrs, China Cat

DK & The Fluffies said...

Hoppy Gobble Gobble Day!

The Meezers said...

Charmee does you haf icy buns?

Sunny's Mommy said...

Hahaha! Good job, Charmee :-D

THE ZOO said...

Happy Fanksgiving.

Parker said...

Nice work Charmee! I bet it helped make the turkey even more delicious!