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How do you prepare a Thanksgiving turkey?

Published Friday, Nov. 22, 2019

How do you prepare a Thanksgiving turkey?

BCSD photo / Monica Kreber

If you’re not sure how to prepare your Thanksgiving turkey, Cainhoy Elementary first-graders have you covered.

Naomi Fortner and Brittna Seabrook recently issued a writing prompt to their first-graders asking them where they would get a Thanksgiving turkey, how long they would cook it, and what else they would eat with it.

A general consensus from the students is the first thing they would do to prepare their turkey is pluck the feathers. The turkey would come from the woods or a farm. Or Dollar General.

Cooking times seemed to average between nine to 30 minutes, or maybe up to four hours.

For dessert, not too many first-graders are keen on pumpkin or pecan pie, but bring on the cake and ice cream.

Check out the cooking tips from these first-graders.

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Serenity Lemon

Get a turkey: (from) Walmart

Before you cook it you need to: wash it

Cook the turkey for: 9 minutes

The turkey is done when: the oven beeps

With the turkey you can eat it: with sauce

For dessert you can eat: cupcakes

 

Lia Morris

Get a turkey: out in the woods

Before you cook it you need to: clean it

Cook the turkey for: 30

The turkey is good when it: looks good

For dessert you can eat: ice cream

 

Ashton Johnson

Get a turkey: from the store

Before you cook it you need to: pick the feathers

Cook the turkey for: 30

The turkey is done when: the turkey is dim

 

Loghan Moore-Fogle

Get a turkey: (from) Walmart

Before you cook it you need to: trim

The turkey is done when: (smell for it)

Cook the turkey for: 9 minutes

For dessert you can eat: cake

 

Zephaniah Williams

Get a turkey: from the store

Before you cook it you need to: (put) it in the oven

With the turkey you can eat: turkey

For dessert you can eat: meat

 

Zechariah Williams

Before you cook it you need to: take the feathers off

Cook the turkey for: (in) the oven

For dessert you can eat: vanilla ice cream

 

Aubreyonna Kelly

Get a turkey: from the store

Before you cook it you need to: wash it

Cook the turkey for: 5 minutes

The turkey is done when: it beeps

With the turkey you can eat: macaroni and cheese

For dessert you can eat: cheese pie

 

Uziel Reyes-Santiago

Get a turkey: (from) Walmart

Before you cook it you need to: take off the feathers

Cook the turkey for: 10 minutes

The turkey is done when: check the oven

With the turkey you can eat: nothing

For dessert you can eat: chocolate cake

 

Carter Manigault

Get a turkey: (from) the store

Before you cook it you need to: season it

Cook the turkey for: 15 minutes

The turkey is done when: check the oven

With the turkey you can eat: apple pie

For dessert you can eat: cookies

 

Jeremiah McBride

Get a turkey: from the woods

Before you cook it you need to: wash it

Cook the turkey for: dinner

The turkey is done when: you know the time

With the turkey you can eat: macaroni for dinner

For dessert you can eat: vanilla ice cream

 

Kayson Singleton

Get a turkey: (from) Dollar General

Before you cook it you need to: pepper (the turkey)

Cook the turkey for: Thanksgiving

The turkey is done when: (when cooked)

For dessert you can eat: cake

 

Imani Wright

Get a turkey: (from the) woods

Before you cook it you need to: wash it

Cook the turkey for:  30 minutes

The turkey is done when: “ding”

For dessert you can eat: cake

 

Ivory Nick

Get a turkey: from the farm

Before you cook it you need to: clean it

Cook the turkey for: 4 hours

The turkey is done when: it looks good

With the turkey you can eat: salad

For dessert you can eat: ice cream

 

Johnathan Jenkins

Get a turkey: (from) Bi-Lo

Before you cook it you need to: clean it

Cook the turkey for: 20 minutes

The turkey is done when: (it) looks good

For dessert you can eat: ice cream

 

Kameron Fridie

Get a turkey: from the store

Before you cook it you need to: cut the fur

Cook the turkey for: 10 minutes

The turkey is done when: you eat

With the turkey you can eat: rice

For dessert you can eat: cake

 

Ja’Bria Smith

Get a turkey: from the woods

Before you cook it you need to: wash it

Cook the turkey for: 15 minutes

The turkey is done when: when it’s hot

With the turkey you can eat: beans

For dessert you can eat: cake

 

Catherine Humm

Get a turkey: from a farm

Before you cook it you need to: cut the fur

Cook the turkey for: 10 minutes

The turkey is done when: you eat it

With the turkey you can eat: sweet potatoes

For dessert you can eat: cheese cake

 

Chloe Bess

Get a turkey: from a farm

Before you cook it you need to: wash it

Cook the turkey for: 10 minutes

The turkey is done when: you check it

With the turkey you can eat: it now

For dessert you can eat: cake

 

Kamoria Johnson

Get a turkey: from the woods

Before you cook it you need to: wash it and take the feathers off

Cook the turkey for: 30 minutes

The turkey is done when: the oven beeps

With the turkey you can eat: macaroni

For dessert you can eat: banana pudding

 

Kenneth Holmes

Get a turkey: in (the) woods

Before you cook it you need to: take (off) the feathers

Cook the turkey for: Thanksgiving

The turkey is done when: 11:00

For dessert you can eat: turkey

 

Kamaya Mayfield

Get a turkey: from the woods.

Before you cook it you need to: clean the turkey

Cook the turkey for: 20 minutes

The turkey is done: when it beeps

You can eat it with: potatoe salad

For dessert you can eat: cupcakes

 

Joseph Brown

Get a turkey: from Bi-Lo

Before you cook it you need to: clean it

Cook the turkey for: Thanksgiving

The turkey is done: the bell dings

You can eat it with: Thanksgiving food

For dessert you can eat: chocolate cake

Monica Kreber
kreberm@bcsdschools.net