That Turkey's Smokin'

For thanksgiving, some people like their turkeys oven-baked and others like them deep fried. But one woman likes her turkey cooked with a somewhat trashier method — a garbage can. Beth Hecht of Leavenworth County, Kan., inverted a turkey on a stick, hammered it into the ground, surrounded it with hot coals and covered it with a 10-gallon metal garbage can, with coals placed on top of the can as well. Hecht, who is a 4-H extension agent, claims that this method produces the juiciest turkey she's ever had. Hecht even has blown the lid on her cooking secret by sharing the recipe with area youth groups. “The kids really get into it,” she says.