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Science Finally Catches Up With My Lifestyle November 23, 2016

Posted by geoff in News.

From our most brilliant friends in Japan, we have this exciting science news:

Eating ice cream at breakfast boosts mental performance

Sounds like a perfect way to start Thanksgiving.


1. Cathy - November 23, 2016

My favorite dish on Thanksgiving is Rutabaga.

Mix them with mashed potatoes. *mouth waters*

Lightly grilled Brussel sprouts are my second favorite.

Turkey? Meh.

Ice cream? Jury’s still out.

Blessed Thanksgiving. Squishy hugs. Sloppy Kisses.

2. Sobek - November 23, 2016

Sometimes, you don’t check the data because you don’t want to check the data. Just go ahead and accept the results.

Happy Thanksgiving, Cathy, even if you don’t truly appreciate turkey or ice cream.

3. Retired Geezer - November 23, 2016

I’ll be making Cathy’s famous Cranberries Jezebel again this year.

4. geoff - November 23, 2016

I’m gonna be eating Cathy’s share of the turkey.

5. lauraw - November 23, 2016

Did someone say ‘turkey ice cream?’

*tucks napkin under chin*

6. Mark in NJ - November 23, 2016

Got my dry rubbed turkey in the fridge right now (per NYT protocol).

May not start the day with ice cream but I’m not ruling out a brew.

Happy Thanksgiving, Geoff and everyone else!

7. lauraw - November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!!

8. geoff - November 23, 2016

Didn’t intend for this to be the Thanksgiving thread, but I didn’t really have anything better in mind, so I’ll join in:

Happy Thanksgiving!!

[MarkinNJ: Your nephew Adam will be joining us this year. Should be great – he’s always fun to have around.]

9. Mark in NJ - November 26, 2016

Hey Geoff – just saw this. Please say hi to Adam for me if he’s still around.

And speaking of nephews…I don’t know if I mentioned, but I really enjoyed getting to spend time w/ Geoff-spawn_1 in FL last month.

10. Sobek - November 26, 2016

How did that dry-rubbed turkey work out for you, Mark?

My brother in law put a turkey in a smoker, it came out blacker than the devil’s nutsack. It looked completely ruined. He said it tasted great, though. And they had a backup turkey, so apparently they were well prepared.

11. Mark in NJ - November 26, 2016

Hey Sobek – it worked out surprisingly good. I didn’t use a smoker, so didn’t experience devil’s nutsack 🙂 – I’d say visually it came out more like Norman Rockwell textbook turkey. And the best thing is, the meat actually had flavor!

On Mon, I rubbed the bird’s skin with kosher salt, black pepper & lemon zest – then sealed it in a big plastic bag with garlic cloves, fresh rosemary and sage and the abraded lemons. I rotated the bag every 12 hrs or so in the refrig.

On Thu morning, I debagged, dried and rubbed bird with butter/olive oil mix, then stuffed all those herbs and lemons into the cavity.

In a roasting pan, I poured a bottle of beer (Samuel Smiths Winter Ale, actually), added more garlic cloves, onions and lemons, then cooked via conventional oven. 450 for the first 30 min, then throttled back to 350 and covered the turkey w alum foil tent. I cooked until internal temp reached 165.

So I recommend the protocol – it’s easier than I think I’m describing, and I think multiple days in the bag absorbing herbs really paid off flavor-wise.

(Someday, I’d like to try the deep fry technique but so far I’ve been unwilling to commit to the required equipment.)

12. Retired Geezer - November 26, 2016

We paid Tucanos $100 for dinner for six (to take out). It’s more like dinner for 10, we still have a bunch of Turkey Breasts but the green bean casserole, cheesy mashed potatoes, stuffing, sweet potatoes and pie are all gone.
Cheaper than going out, no mess and leftovers to spare.
I’m calling that a win.

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