Kevin’s Famous Holiday Recipes

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It's no doubt going to look like a very different July 4th holiday this year as we celebrate our nation's birthday amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Many areas of the country are currently seeing a troubling spike in cases that are causing some areas to pull-back on reopening plans. During this health crises, we encourage our Car Pro Show listeners and readers to continue to maintain social distancing and follow all CDC guidelines as well as local and state restrictions that impact your local community. It's important we as a nation come together and continue to fight the spread of the Coronavirus.

As you observe the holiday from home, your social-distancing activities may still include enjoying Kevin's famous holiday recipes. We always share these traditional recipes during Thanksgiving and Christmas, but they are tasty year-round. These recipes date back to when Kevin had a Monday through Friday show. He shared these three recipes every holiday season and still to this day gets many requests for them.

There are the famous Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes, David Wade’s “turkey in a bag” and last, but not least, David Wade’s Rock Salt Prime Rib! Bon appétit!

Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes (Serves 10-12)

8 large potatoes
8 0z cream cheese
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sour cream

  1. Boil and mash potatoes
  2. Mix in cream cheese, butter, sour cream and salt and pepper
  3. Put into 2-3 quart greased serving dish
  4. Top with some butter pats
  5. Cover and store in fridge for up to 3 days
  6. Sprinkle with paprika and bake uncovered at 350 for about 40 minutes.

The Late, Great David Wade’s Turkey in a Bag

1 16-20 lb. turkey thoroughly thawed
1 large paper grocery bag
1 cup peanut oil (only)
Worcestershire powder

  1. Sprinkle the powder on the turkey and then rub it in with a little
    peanut oil.
  2. Fully coat the inside of the bag with the rest of the peanut oil.
  3. Put the bird in the bag breast side up and tie the open end closed with
    some string.
  4. Put in lower section of a roaster with no lid and place in oven
    pre-heated to 325 degrees.
  5. Cook for about 10-12 minutes per pound.
  6. When done, take it out and poke a hole in the bag away from you to let
    out the steam and then as David would say, voila! (do NOT cook dressing
    in the bird)

David’s Rock-Salt Prime Rib

  1. Cover the bottom of a roaster with about 1/2 inch of rock salt and
    lightly dampen it.
  2. Sprinkle the prime rib with Worcestershire powder and then place it in
    the roaster.
  3. Pour rock salt over it until the sides and top are covered and then
    lightly sprinkle it with water.
  4. Put it in the oven uncovered pre-heated to 500 degrees for about
    18-20 minutes per pound for medium. (people’s preference on how long to
    cook and how well done is best seem to vary widely so use your own
  5. When you’re finished cooking, take the rib out and crack open the rock
    salt casing. Brush away any salt particles and there you have it.

Best wishes for a safe July 4th from Kevin and all of us at the Car Pro!

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After many years we are still enjoying your news letter and your many holiday tributes. Just a note to thank you again for the help in finding a Hyundai Genesis Coupe Ultimate for my daughter in 2015. She has now paid it off and is back from Korea with her pilot husband after 2+ years there. You and your VIP process allowed us the independence and freedom to close a deal that according to the Wiesner sales manager was $500 better than he could get.himself. Thanks Jerry and Happy 4th of July! God bless America!
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