"We gotta go and never stop going till we get there.""Where are we going, man?""I don't know but we gotta go."- On the Road
I admit I have itchy feet. I'm dying to take a trip somewhere, anywhere. Wanderlust is a fever, "an ache for the distance", and I got it bad, real bad.
Photos by Dennis Stock, published as part of a "Kerouac Road" slide show at Slate.
1) California - The state border at Lake Tahoe, 1968 2) California - "The California Trip", 1968 3) United States - The open road for a motorcycle rider, 1971
On the Road
"My witness is the empty sky." - jack kerouac
"Whither goes thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?" - jack kerouac
"Everybody was yelling 'Go! Go! Go!'." - jack kerouac
Okay, I admit I'm sort of reaching here. But you try matching a pie recipe to a specific topic. This is an old Amish favorite, so named because of the cookie crumbs that bring to mind gravel roads (I could have just made up that last bit.)
1 - 9-inch prebaked pie shell
1/2 cup raisins
1 cup brown sugar OR malasses OR honey
1/2 cup hot water
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup cookie or cake crumbs (save some for last)
1/3 cup flour cut with 1/3 cup softened butter
1/2 to 1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp ginger
- Preheat oven to 325° F. Sprinkle raisins into the bottom of the pie shell.
- Combine and cook in a double boiler: brown sugar (or molasses or honey), hot water, and eggs. Cool and pour into a pie shell over raisins.
- Sprinkle the following alternately over pie: cookie (or cake) crumbs (save some for last), the flour already cut with the butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.
- Bake 20-30 minutes.