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Turkey, hot dogs, & cows: Local kindergarteners have various tips to preparing Thanksgiving meal

Most adults who know their way around a kitchen know the proper way to prepare a turkey for Thanksgiving.

But what if you’re not that kitchen savvy? Who would you turn to for advice?

Metro North Elementary School students in Kami Ross’ kindergarten class offers these tips to preparing the annual Thanksgiving feast.

Alexa Wells

We go to the store and find a medium sized turkey.  Then we cook our turkey on the stove.  It takes 6 minutes.  We take the turkey to grandma and grandpa’s house for Thanksgiving.  We all sit at the table and eat mashed potatoes and turkey together.

Anna Dubois

My mom goes to Walmart to get our turkey. Find one that is 10 pounds.  Take the turkey back home. Then we wash our hands so we can get the turkey ready.  Put oil on it and put it in the oven.  I don’t know what temperature the oven is, but wait four minutes for it to cook.  Take it out of the oven. Mom cuts the turkey for all of the kids first. Then mom and dad get their turkey. We also eat peas, fruit and lots of stuff that I really like to eat.  It tastes so good! 

Arie Holley

Mimi and PawPaw took me somewhere to get the turkey and it was a very long trip.  I was really tired when we got home. We actually got two turkeys. One was white and the other one was tall with black feathers. They were real live turkeys. We got chickens, too!  We brought the turkeys and chickens home to grow bigger. When they got big enough, we drove back to that place that was really far away.  They got the turkeys ready for us to eat.  It took 2 days.  Then we went back to pick them up. We weren’t sure if the turkey would fit in our oven because it was so large!  

Ava Mills

My mom and I go to the farm. You have to look in the chicken coop for it.  You will need to take the turkey out of the chicken coop to take it home. You need to cook it in a pan. It needs to be a really big, round pan. I think it cooks for probably 7 minutes. We just eat plain turkey, don’t put anything on it!

Braxton Dillon

We get our turkey from Walmart. Look for the turkey that has snow (AKA frost) on it. It costs $10.  Take it home so you can cook it. Put some sugar on top of it and then put it in the oven. While it’s cooking, you can go watch TV.   Mom calls me when the turkey is done. We go to the kitchen and sit down.  When I get my plate, I usually put more sugar on the turkey to make it yummy. If the turkey is too hot, my mom will turn on the fan to cool it down.

Brogyn Stith

You get the turkey from a store. Get the kind with bones. It will cost about $10.  My mom usually pays for it but sometimes dad will pay the money.  When you get home, you put it on a plate. You can choose the microwave or the oven to cook it. Probably takes about 20 minutes. When it rings, take it out and eat it! We always take our turkey somewhere else, like grandma and grandma’s house or Mamaw’s house, to eat it. My dad loves to eat turkey with me!

Posted on 2020 Nov 24