We were originally going to run a story today about a Southern California girl whose family was in a fatal car accident was just assigned a decent settlement, but it’s Thanksgiving, and we’d much rather post something positive.
So, here’s a recipe from the book Manifold Destiny: the one, the only, guide to cooking on your car engine that tells you how to cook a turkey on your car engine while driving over the river and through the woods…
TO GRANDMOTHER’S HOUSE ROAD TURKEY
1 Boneless turkey breast, about five pounds, sliced into thin strips against the grain
3 large baking potatoes, peeled and diced
3 carrots, finely diced
Dry white wine
Flour for dredging
Butter for greasing foil
Salt and pepper to taste
Three-quarters cup heavy cream
1. At home, combine the turkey, potatoes and carrots into a bowl with the wine and cover. Marinate two hours in the refrigerator, then drain well (and don’t drink the wine). Setting the vegetables aside, dredge the turkey pieces in flour, then heavily butter five large squares of foil. Arrange equal amounts of turkey and vegetables in each square, and season with sale and pepper as desired. Cup the foil around the turkey and vegetables, and pour over each serving as much heavy cream as you can without making a soupy mess, then seal carefully.
2. Cook on the engine about four hours, turning once. We’re assuming grandmother doesn’t live in the next town.