Fairfax R-3 Preschool students who shared their own instructions on how to cook a Thanksgiving turkey include, from left to right: top row – Jackson Zumbrunnen, Harper Smith, Jack Clement, Bristol Sutter, and Wesley Long; and bottom row – Ivy Daugherty, Case Larson, Aubree Simmons, Arya Thomas, and Charlie White. (Lauren Clark photos)

Fairfax Preschool

Thanksgiving will be here soon and Fairfax R-3 Preschool students were discussing their own ideas on how to cook a Thanksgiving Turkey (not actually kitchen tested). Their instructions follow:

• “Get a turkey at the barn. Before you cook it, you need to make it. Cook it. Eat it. Cook the turkey at pizza degrees for 24 minutes. The turkey is done when you eat it. You can eat pizza, chicken, fries, a cheeseburger, chicken fried steak, and peas with the turkey. For dessert, you can eat chocolate ice cream, hamburger, and ice cream. Happy Thanksgiving!” Jack Clement

• “Get a turkey from the store. Before you cook it you need to cut it up. Cook the turkey at 3 degrees for 4 minutes. The turkey is done when 3 minutes is up. You can eat ketchup, ranch, and bbq sauce with the turkey. For dessert, you can eat broccoli. Happy Thanksgiving!” Ivy Daugherty

• “Get a turkey and bake it. Before you cook it you need to buy it. Cook the turkey at 910 degrees for until April. The turkey is done when it beeps. You can eat pork, pizza, broccoli, and cake with the turkey. For dessert, you can only eat cake. Happy Thanksgiving!” Case Larson

• “Get a turkey at my house. Before you cook it you need to your turkey just didn’t burn. Cook the turkey at A degrees for 24 minutes. The turkey is done when you cook it. You can eat macaroni and cheese with the turkey. For dessert, you can eat broccoli and beans and meat and macaroni and cheese. Happy Thanksgiving!” Wesley Long

• “Get a turkey from the field. Before you cook it you need to: get water off the turkey. We put salt on it. You season it. Put the water in the turkey. Put the turkey in the water. Cook the turkey at 4 degrees for 4 minutes. The turkey is done when 5 minutes plus 4 minutes. You can eat beans, chicken, cupcakes, and tea with the turkey. For dessert, you can eat cupcakes and cookies. Happy Thanksgiving!” Aubree Simmons

• “Get a turkey in the oven. Before you cook it you need to cook it like a cupcake. Let it swim in the water. Cook the turkey at 30 degrees for 65 hours. The turkey is done when it’s done. You can eat cupcakes, a cookie, a chocolate cookie, and candy with the turkey. For dessert, you can eat a cookie and a cupcake. Happy Thanksgiving!” Harper Smith

• “Get a turkey at a farm. Before you cook it you need to make it. Cook the turkey at hot degrees for 12 days. The turkey is done when you eat it. You can eat broccoli, cheese tortilla, mashed potatoes, eggs, and fish with the turkey. For dessert, you can eat ice cream, cake, popsicles, and pie. Happy Thanksgiving!” Bristol Sutter

• “Get a turkey from Miss Lauren. Before you cook it you need to read a shirt. Cook the turkey at W degrees for 1 hour. The turkey is done when 3 hours. You can eat sghetti with the turkey. For dessert, you can eat turkey. Happy Thanksgiving!” Arya Thomas

• “Get a turkey at the corn field. Before you cook it you need to boil it. Cut it. Cook the turkey at 6 degrees for 30 minutes. The turkey is done when 30 minutes. You can eat a ham, a banana, a carrot, blueberries and strawberries, and a lot of bananas with the turkey. For dessert, you can eat strawberries, bananas, and blueberries. Happy Thanksgiving!” Charlie White

• “Get a turkey from a turkey farm. Before you cook it you need to put seasoning on it. Chuck roast. Cook the turkey at low degrees for one hour. The turkey is done when we start eating supper. You can eat broccoli, fish, tuna, sardines, and corn with the turkey. For dessert, you can eat pumpkin pie. Happy Thanksgiving!” Jackson Zumbrunnen

 

Kids’ Korner Preschool

The Kids’ Korner Preschool students in Tarkio were asked how they would cook a turkey for Thanksgiving. The responses were quite entertaining and are shared below:

Westyn Adams – First, stuff the turkey with watermelon. Next, smother the outside of the turkey with melted cheese. Finally, cook the turkey at 500 degrees for 50 hours.

Savannah Beckman – First, stuff the turkey with chicken. Next, smother the outside of the turkey with juice. Finally, cook the turkey at 10 degrees for 6 hours.

Lakelynn Dennis – First, stuff the turkey with pizza. Next, smother the outside of the turkey with butter. Finally, cook the turkey at 130 degrees for 5 hours.

Leevi Driskell – First, stuff the turkey with chicken. Next, smother the outside of the turkey with salt. Finally, cook the turkey at 400 degrees for 3 hours.

Eden Hance – First, stuff the turkey with carrots. Next, smother the outside of the turkey with jelly. Finally, cook the turkey at 400 degrees for 1 hour.

Laikyn Howard – First, stuff the turkey with chicken nuggets. Next, smother the outside of the turkey with melted cheese. Finally, cook the turkey at 300 degrees for 3 hours.

Bexley Lambert – First, stuff the turkey with a sandwich. Next, smother the outside of the turkey with butter. Finally, cook the turkey at 300 degrees for 3 hours.

Nora Lundquist – First, stuff the turkey with flour. Next, smother the outside of the turkey with strawberries.

Crew Martin – First, stuff the turkey with candy. Next, smother the outside of the turkey with butter. Finally, cook the turkey at 280 degrees for 200 hours.

Gabe Milla – First, stuff the turkey with vegetables. Next, smother the outside of the turkey with butter. Finally, cook the turkey at 200 degrees for 2 hours.

Scarlett Miller – First, stuff the turkey with candy. Next, smother the outside of the turkey with grapes. Finally, cook the turkey at 100 degrees for 7 hours.

Trysta Page – First, stuff the turkey with mashed potatoes. Next, smother the outside of the turkey with jelly. Finally, cook the turkey at 14 degrees for 5 hours.

Emmett Reeves – First, stuff the turkey with oatmeal. Next, smother the outside of the turkey with applesauce. Finally, cook the turkey at 5 degrees for 55 hours.

Finn Riley – First, stuff the turkey with ham. Next, smother the outside of the turkey with bacon. Finally, cook the turkey at 300 degrees for 10 hours.

Madilyn Riley – First, stuff the turkey with chicken. Next, smother the outside of the turkey with cheese. Finally, cook the turkey at 200 degrees for 3 hours.

Rhynn Stillwell – First, stuff the turkey with meat. Next, smother the outside of the turkey with butter. Finally, cook the turkey at 500 degrees for 5 hours.

Stason Sundermann – First, stuff the turkey with meat. Next, smother the outside of the turkey with peanut butter and jelly. Finally, cook the turkey at 30 degrees for 15 hours.

Rein Wennihan – First, stuff the turkey with tacos. Next, smother the outside of the turkey with butter. Finally, cook the turkey at 300 degrees for 6 hours.

Willow Wright – First, stuff the turkey with ham. Next, smother the outside of the turkey with turkey gravy. Finally, cook the turkey at 400 degrees for 1 hour.

 

Atchison County Head Start

Atchison County Head Start students in Rock Port were asked how they would cook a turkey this Thanksgiving. Their responses follow:

Oaklee – Get a turkey from the woods. You have to walk into the woods, shoot him, grab him, put him in the car and put him in a pan. Cook him on the fire for 4 minutes.

Nova – Get a turkey at Wal-Mart. Put it in the oven. The oven should be a lot hot. Leave it in for 40 minutes. Then eat it!

Everly – Find the turkey in the grass. Feed him. To cook him fire him. Cook it in the oven in the kitchen. Don’t put anything on him. Just put him in. The oven should be hot for 4 minutes. Then eat it.

Kit – Get a turkey at the barn. Cook him on fire. The fire is just a little hot for a long way. Then cool him and water him.

Cammie – Get a turkey from Wal-Mart. Cook him with a knife. Put it in the microwave for 3 minutes and it will pop and be hot.

Emma – Find a turkey in the grass. Get him to the door. Put things in him and put it in the oven. It should be all hot. Leave it in too long and then take it out. Then go outside to get more turkeys.

Wade – Go to the woods to bring home a turkey. Cook it at my mom’s house. Cook it in the freezer. Break it and eat it.

Garrett – Get turkey at the store.  Mom has to cut it.

Niya – Get a turkey from Wal-Mart. Put it in the oven so we can eat it for food. Put the oven on 2 for too many. Take it out. We let it cool down. Cut it. Make a sandwich with it.

Brylee – Go to Wal-Mart and get a turkey. Put the turkey in the oven for 60 minutes. Put it in the oven at 7 degrees. Let it cool down. You always have to let food cool down. Then eat it.

Abel – Buy it from the store. Put it in the oven. Ours doesn’t work so use the microwave. Leave it in for 2 minutes to make it warm. It will be hot, so it has to cool down. That will take forever.

Channing – Make it in a cake and patty cake it and then you eat it.