Concert supports native lifestyle
Ernie Cruz Jr. appears in a fundraising concert at 6 p.m. tomorrow at Punahou School's Dillingham Hall, joined by Hapa (Nathan Aweau and Barry Flanagan). The Ola Na Iwi Benefit Concert supports a program to promote the traditional Hawaiian lifestyle. Tickets are $20 balcony, $30 back floor, $50 front floor. Call 550-TIKS or visit www.honoluluboxoffice.com
. For information on Ola Na Iwi, visit www.nativehawaii.org
Time to thaw the turkey
No way your turkey is going to get this bronzed and beautiful if it's still frozen solid on Thanksgiving morning.
It's time to think about thawing. The safest way to do this is simply to move the bird from freezer to refrigerator. Clear a space (no small trick, we understand) and place the turkey in a tray or on top of several layers of towels. Don't unwrap it, but if you need to rush the process, it helps to remove the giblet packet as soon as you can loosen it from inside the cavity. Allow five hours per pound. So if your bird is 15 pounds or bigger, it had better be in the fridge TODAY. If you have a smaller turkey, tomorrow's OK.
Check Wednesday's Food section for last-minute cooking tips.