The boys asked for it, so I'm trying an experiment. I butterflyed the bird (cut out the backbone so it lays flat) and liberally dusted it with Rudy's rub. It's resting in the fridge until tomorrow. Then it will be a short hot date in the oven. Covered with bacon (because bacon!) and more rub.
It's interesting to see the rub pull moisture from the bird - it's supposed to do this, but every ounce of cooking training is screaming against that. We'll know tomorrow.
And Kroger was packed. At least in these parts they're open all night and all day tomorrow. That's actually good, because I don't think I have the stuff for the orange cranberry sauce.