One More Way to Cook a Turkey: On Your Car Engine

First there was baking cookies on your dashboard. Now it's roasting a turkey — on your engine on the way to Grandma's house!

Of course, this requires that Grandma lives more than 5 minutes away. In fact, she would need to live about 4 hours away, and it requires at least one stop for you to flip the turkey. But the whole idea is not entirely half-baked; it comes from a book called (amazingly!) Manifold Destiny: The One! The Only! Guide to Cooking on Your Car Engine!

The authors offer this recipe for "To Grandmother's House Road Turkey," a recipe which admittedly is only a turkey breast. Cooking a full turkey would indeed take quite a trip.

On a certain level, of course, we think this sounds insane. But on the other hand, perhaps it's actually a great green way to cook your turkey? Think of all the electricity you save, and the gas mileage redeemed by this double-duty!

• Get the recipe: "To Grandmother's House Road Turkey" at USA Today

• Find the book: Manifold Destiny: The One! The Only! Guide to Cooking on Your Car Engine!, $11.97 at Amazon.

How are YOU cooking your turkey this Thanksgiving?

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(Images: USA Today/

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.