by Doctor Science
Some friends once described their style of Jewish/Christian marriage as, "We observe all the 'eating' holidays." We follow the same guidelines here, at least in regard to the winter solstice celebrations.
Later today I will expand this post, hopefully with pictures of some of the delicious cholesterol-bomb cookies we've been making, by for now I have a quick question:
Our big Christmas Dinner will be on the 26th. We're having turkey with all the trimmings, and I'm heading out to pick up the fresh turkey now; we'll start brining it tomorrow night. I was planning to put the turkey in the picnic cooler outside on the porch, in what I call God's Fridge, and to keep it cool with a couple bags of ice. Now I learn that the overnight low tonight is predicted to be 18°F (-8°C), with the high tomorrow 31°F/-1°C, the low tomorrow night 25°F/-4°C.
I keep the cooler up against the house, so it doesn't get quite as cold as outdoors. Nonetheless, I'm afraid that under these conditions the turkey will freeze overnight.
The question is, do you-all think the cooler will keep the turkey *warm*, compared to the outside world? Or should I put the cooler in a cool part of the basement -- which is still awfully warm compared to God's Fridge (when it's turned into God's Freezer)?