By Judy Kurtz
Sen. Claire McCaskill is talking turkey and revealing her trick to cooking a juicy bird.
The Missouri Democrat took to her Tumblr page Wednesday to write about her Thanksgiving Day plans, which includes cooking not one, but two turkeys, for the holiday.
“I will follow our family tradition and do two turkeys, one roasted and one smoked. Both will be brined overnight.”
The 60-year-old mom and grandmother also offered one of her “family secrets” to avoid drying out the turkey breast.
“About 30 minutes before you begin cooking the turkey, put ice cubes in zip-lock bags. Then drape the zip-lock bags so the ice is sitting on each breast,” McCaskill writes.
“Hold in place with a heavy item, like canned goods. This chills the breast meat so it starts the cooking process colder than the rest of the turkey. Works perfectly!”
Also on the McCaskill family’s plate come Thursday: three types of stuffing (oyster, sourdough with bacon and wild mushroom, and wild rice with sausage and goat cheese), green beans, Dijon Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, scratch gravy, and pumpkin pie with fresh whipped cream.