How to Cook a Turkey

New Center students share thoughts on making Thanksgiving dinner
Nov. 17, 2012 @ 03:40 PM

One of our favorite times of the year here at The Mountain Press is Thanksgiving. That’s because we get to share all of the inventive ways some of our youngsters would go about preparing the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving meal: the turkey.

This year we called on New Center Elementary to tackle the project, which they did willingly and with enthusiasm. Here are the unedited instructions we received from students in first and second grades on How to Cook a Turkey.

This is how you cook a turkey.

Step 1, but the turkey at the store.

Step 2, seasoning the turkey.

Step 3, rap the turkey with butter.

Step 4, cook th turkey.

Step 5, un-rap the foil.

Step 6, serve the turkey on Thanksgiving night. Here is some foods we eat with the turkey: mas potatoes, green beans, dressing, corn, and pumpkin pie.

— Molly

House will help me?

First pre-heat the oven.

Step two pat dry with paper towels.

Step three put butter on it.

Last cover and cook a turkey in the oven. It smells so good!

Now the turkey is out the oven. I am going to eat it!

— Austin

Let’s eat turkey!

Go hunt trkey. We will get a turkey! Now we’ll take off the feathers. Put some cold water on it. Season the turkey. Now put it in the oven. Bak it for many hours. Eat the turkey!

— William

This his how you make a turkey. Kill the tureky, take the fethers off the turkey. Wash the turkey. Bake the turkey with butter. Eat the turkey.

— Kinley

How do you make a turkey?

Step one pre-heat the oven. Step 2 dry the turkey. Step 3 seasoning the turkey. Last cover and bake the turkey for minist. Bake the turkey for hours. Take it out of the oven. Eat the yummy turkey!

— Kailee

How do you cook a turkey for Thanksgiving? Step one preheat the oven. Dry the turkey with paper towels. Next rub the butter on the turkey. Fourth cover and bake four maney hours. Last, eat the turkey.

— Cole

How do you cook a Thanksgiving turkey? Step one pre-heat the oven. Step two pat and driy to weth paper? Step three rub buttr, salt and pepper. Fourth cuvr cook the Trce fourth many ars cut your trce and eat it.

— Daniel

How do you cook a turkey? First pre-heat the oven. Step two pat dry with paper towels. Step three rub butter ont he turkey. Cook the eturkey for many hours. Thin tack it out of the oven. Thin have a good turkey dinner!

— Carsyn

This is how you cook a turkey. First pre heat the oven. Step two dry the turkey. Step three sprinkle seasoning on the turkey. Step four cover and bake the turkey. Bake the turkey for many hours. Last get the turkey out of the oven. Now let’s eat the good Thanksgiving turkey!

— Allee

Can you cook a turkey? Step one go buy the turkey. Pre heat the oven. Step tow rap the turkey with pepper. Next rub butter on it. Last cover and cook. The turkey is baked. Last you can eat it.

— Reed

This is how you cook a turkey.

First one pre-heat oven.

Second pat dry on paper towels.

Next rub the turkey with olive oil. Fourth cover and bake the turkey .

Last, get it out of the oven.

Now eat!

— Brendan

This is how you make a turkey.

First pre-heat the oven.

Pet the turkey dooriy with paper towels.

Run the turkey with oil.

Fourth cover ad back the turkey a minite.

I love turkey to eat it is so yumey.

— Madison

How do you make a Thanksgiving turkey? First pre heat the oven. Second pat the turkey dry. Third put butter on the the turkey. Last, cover and bake the turkey. Now cut it, then eat it. It tast good.

— Sully

This ishow you cook a turkey.

First preheat the oven.

Second you dry the turkey.

Third you sprinkle salt and pepper on the turkey. Fourth cover and cook the turkey. Last bake the turkey. Then you can eat it.

— Maddy

This is how you make a turkey.

Heat the oven.

Dry the turkey.

Rub butter on the turkey. Next, cover and cook turkey in the oven for a long time. Last is git it out of the oven.

— Conner

How do you cook a turkey?

Step one go buy a turkey. Then preheat the oven. pat the turkey dry with paper towels. Step four, cuvr it, cook the turkey. Now eat it.

— Jocelynn

This ishow to cook a Thanksgiving turkey.

Firest go buy a turkey. Dry the turkey with paper towels. Step sthree sesning the turkey. Step four rub the turkey wih oiel. Last, cook the turkey in the pan in the oven for many hours for it to be done. Then take it out of the oven. Then serve it to people. Last, enjoy it! Then do it all over again!

— Caylee

First I get the turkey. Next I put it in the oven for one hour at 100º. Then I will eat the turkey.

— Hayden

First I get the turkey at the store. Net I will put it in the oven and bake it for 5 minutes at 8º. Then I will eat it. Last I will play outside.

— Gabriel

First I get it at the store. Next I will put it in the oven. Then I will cook the turkey for 100 hours. Last I will eat it.

— Dillon

First I will hunt a turkey. Next I will cook a turkey for 100º for 100 minutes. Last I will eat the turkey.

— Daelin

First I will set a trap. Next I will cook the turkey on 4000º for 20 minutes. Then I will cut the head off. Then I will cut the feathers off. Last I will cut a piece.

— Evan W.

First I will get the turkey. Then I will cook the turkey for 100 minutes at 100º. Then I eat it.

— T.B.

First I git a turkey format he store. Next I cook it 60 hour at 60º. Last I eat it.

— Gavin

First I will get the turkey in the oven for 100º and 50 minuts. Then I will it. Last I will play.

— Kaya M.

First I will git a turkey. Next I put it in the oven. Then I put it in the oven. Then I put it on days at 1000º. Last I will eat it.

— Jonah

First I well get the turkey. Nexst I well pluck the fevs. Then I well cook it for 20 minutes at 300 dgres. Last I well eat it.

— Madalyn

First I will git the turkey. Next I will put the in it in the oven for 20º. Last I will eat the turkey.

— Kaylin

First I will get it a the store. Next I will bake it for a hour at 20º. Then I will let it cool oof. Last I will eat the turkey.

— Macee

First go got the turkey. I skin the turkey. Next I pic the feathers on the turkey. Then I put butter on the turkey. Cook it 41º for 1000 days. Last I eat it.

— Jaden

First I will pick a turkey. Next I will go home. Then I will cook it at 1000 for 20 hour. Last I will eat it.

— Spencer

First I will get the turkey. Next put it in the urine. Then the turkey get’s cooked at 100º for 24 hours. Last you eat the turkey.

— Charlie

First I will hut the turkey. Next I will cook the turkey at 100000º for a seconds. Then I will stuff the turkey. Last I will eat it.

— Patrick

First I will get turkey. Next I cook it at 100º for 50 minutesy. Then I eat the turkey. Last I will watch TV.

— Connor

I am going to cook a turkey. First, you tack the feathers off. NExt, get a pot. Then, cook the turkey for a our. Finally, you will eat the turkey. It is good!!

— Shane

I am going to cook a turkey. First, you go to a farm. Next, you pick out a turkey and kill it. Then, put it in a pot. Finally, you get to eat it. It is yummy.

— Cassanda

I am going to cook a turkey. First, Will go to the farmr’s barn. Next, I will cut it open. Then I will cook it. Finally, I will eat it. It is good!

— Reese

I am going to cook a turkey. First, the turkey. Next is a turkey. Then, I cod then I pot it i n the ovin. Finally, I eat.

— Liberty

I am going to cook a turkey. First I go to farm. Next, pick out a turkey. Then put in a cat. It is gon?

— Briannah

I am going to cook a turkey. First, I get a turkey. Next, I bring the turkey. Next, I bring the turkey home. Then, put in the oven. Finlly, I eat it. It is gone!

— Lilli

I am going to cook a turkey. First, you get the turkey. Next, tack the turkey home. Then, throe it into the oven. Finally, you eat it. Then it is gon!

— Dylan

I am going to cook a turkey. First, you get the turkey out of the fridge. Next you cook the turkey for 5 minutes. Then I put salt on the turkey. Finally, i will eat.

— Cash

I am going to cook a turkey. First, I cook the turkey. Next, I put it in the pen. Then, I eat it.

— Brianna

I am going to cook a turkey. First, go to the farm. Next, you bring it hom. Put in the pot. Finally, eat it. It is good!

— Adilynn

I am going to cook a turkey. First, you get a turkey. Next cook it. Put it in heaven. Finally, eat. It is good!

— Dannie

I am going to cook a turkey. First, go to the farm. NExt hum. Then a Bae. Finally, Get eat.

— Joshua

I am going to cook a turkey. Fist, you get a turkey. Next, you get a pot. Then you put it in the uvin. Finally, you hafiooed eat it. It is gone!

— Emery

First, I buy a turkey. Next, I wash it. Then we cook the turkey. Last eat it.

— Heavenlegh

First you take off the bag. Then you get the bone out. Next we cook it. Then you eat it.

— Trevor

First, I buy a turkey. Next, I wash it. We cook it. Eat it.

— Yazmin

First, I buy a turkey. Next, I wash it. We cook it. We eat.

— Greggory

First I buy a turkey. Next I wash it. Cook the turkey. Last eat it.

— Ashlynn

First, I catch a turkey. Then we cook the turkey. Last we eat the turkey.

— Kayla

First we take the turkey out of the bag. Then we bake it. Next we eat it.

— Maddi

First I buy a turkey. Next I wash it. Thin we eat.

— Carlie

First we take the turkey out of the bag. Then you take the bag out. Then we dump out the hurat. Then you put the seasoning then we cook. Then ent

— Trinity

First, trn on the ovan to 203 dogres. Next take the PaPr off the terke. Then u tak it out of the ovan. Last, et it bi itself.

— Cassidy

How to cook a Turkey. First, wash the trke and dri et. Next, get the engredents, Then kuk et for frten hars on the grel. Last, eat et weth pumpken pi.

— Austin

First, u put butr on it. Next, u put foel on it. Then, u ti it and put it in the ovan. Lost, u et it with pumpkin pi.

— Luke

Hew to cook a turkey. First, u shot it. Next u clean it then you wash it. Last pt n stv.

— Peyton

How to cook a turkey. First, go to stur. Next, go home. Then wave to u neighbor. Last, bake nd cook.

— Mackenzie

How to cook a turkey. First u shoot. Nexx cln it. Then cook it. Last u stf it n et it.

— Kenny

First, go to the stor and get a trke. Next u take it hom. Then u put it in the uvan at 40 gagres for 20 menuts. Last, u wosh it.

— Natalie

How to cook a turkey. Frist, bak it at 22 minuts at 4 dagres in the uvan. Next, tak it out of the uvan. Then, srv it.

— Kylie

First, mak yr uvan to 150. Next stic a nif into its nec. Then clen it. Put it in the uvan for 4 hars. Last, cut it apen and put sos in it. Et it.

— Deakin

How to cook a turkey. First, put butr on the turkey. Next put sos on the turkey. Then put stn n v trcke. Last, put n v uvn.

— Marissa

First, yo kok it in the uvan for 10 minuts. Next put solt on it. Then put per on it. Last et it.

— Brandon

I am going to cook a turkey. First, kill a turkey. Next, take it home. Then, cook the turkey 5 minis. Finally, you eat! It is good!

— Makena

I am going to cook a turkey. First, go buy a turkey. Next, put salt on it. Then, you cook it for 3 hours. Finally , you eat it!

— Alex

I am going to cook a turkey. First, I get it out of the freezr. Next, I cook it. Then, I set the timr. Finally I tack it out of the uvin. It is good.

— Connor

First we take off the bag. Then we fry the turkey. Next we puoot on sesuneng on. Then we serve it and then we eat.

— Hunter

First you taek off the bag. Next you get the bone out. Next you cook it. Then you taek it out. Then you serve it to mi friends

— Jason

First I take out the turkey out of the bag. Then we kock it then we slis the turkey in to pesis. Then we eat.

— Aubrianna

This is how you cook a turkey. First you buy the turkey. Next, you take it out of the paper. Then, you season it. After that, you cook it. Next, you cut it in peases. Then, you put it on the plate. Finally, you can eat it! I can’t wait to eat my delicious turkey on Thanksgiving day.

— Kailee

This is how you cook a turkey. First, you git a turkey. Next, you cook the turkey. Then, you cut it. After that, you cool it down. finally, you eat it! I can’t wait to eat my delicious turkey on Thanksgiving day!

— Brittany

This is how you cook a turkey. First, you go to the woods. Next, you kill the turkey. Then, I take the faethers off of it. After that, I put it in the ofin. Finally, I can eat it.

— Chloe

This is how you cook a turkey. First, you buy a turkey. Next, you cook it. Then, you get the juice out. After that, you put it on the table. Last, you eat it! I can’t wait to eat my delicious turkey on Thanksgiving Day. Happy Thanksgiving!

— Eli

This is how you cook a turkey. First, you buy the turkey. Next, we get the raper off of it. Then, you put it in the oven. After that, you take it out oven. Next, you take the thermometer out. After that, you cut it up. Next you get a plate and put it on a plate. Finally, you eat it. I can’t wait to eat my delicious turkey on Thanksgiving Day.

— Haley

This is how you cook a turkey. First, you got to get a turkey. Pluck the fethers. Then, you gut it. Next, you cook it. Lastly, you eat it.

— Carmen

This is how you cook a Turkey. First, You hunt it down and kill it. Thin, you fress it. next, You cook it. last, eat it all befor iny one gets a bite.

— Andy

This is how you cook a turkey. First you put the turkey in the freezer. Next you put it in worm water for maybe 95F. Then you put a turkey in the crockpot. Last maybe you salt it or pepper it and then eat it.

— Layla

This is how to cook a turkey. First I take the turkey out of the freezer. Next, I take it and put it in the stove. Then, I set it on 5 hours. Next, I wait for it to get done cooking and take it out. Then, I put it on the stove and wait for it to cool down. Next, I put it on a plate and on the table. Last, we thank our food and after that we eat it. I can’t wait for Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving

— Kain

This is how you cook a turkey. First, you get it ready to put it in the oven and clean it up and make it dry. Next, you seet the timer 30 mints. Then, you seet the degres for 50 degres. Last you take it out of the oven and put the stuff you want in it. I cant wait to eat turkey for Thanksgiving.

— Emma

This is how you you cook a turkey. First, you put it in the uvn for 3 minutes. Nxst, you check if it is not dun put it bake in. Then, you check it agin and it should be dun. Last, you can eat in all up. I can’t wait to eat turkey.

— Kandra

This is how you couck a truekey. first, You buy the truekey. Next, You take it home. Then, You put seeunenu on it. Then You put it in the oven for about 2 hours. Then, You put a thruememuter in it. Then, You let it cool off. Last, Dig in! I can’t wait. Bone aputeet!

— Joey

This is how to cook a turkey. First, you go get a turkey. Next, you take it home. Then, you put it on a pan. Last, you put it in the uven. You have to put it in for 30 seconds. You need butter, salt, pepper. I can’t wait to cook turkey for Thanksgiving.

— Thomas

This is how you cook a turkey. First, you takethe guts out. Next, you put the pepper and salt. Then, you put in in the oven. Last, you eat it with a glass of milk.

— Alivia

This is how you cook a turkey. First you go hunting. Then, after you have killed the turkey you clean the turkey and then you boil the turkey. Next, you invite a couple of friends and family. Last, you have a faest!

— Gariel

This is how you cook a turkey for Thanksgiving. First, you go to the store and buy a ripe, dead turkey. Next, you put it in the oven. Lastly, you take it out of the oven and have a feast.

— Hailey

This is how you make a turkey. You go grocery shopping. You take it home. You stuff it in the stove. You take it out. Then you eat it. Tha, your done. Now every body is happy.

— Jaiden

This is how you make  aturkey. Buy a turkey. You bake it. You eat it.

— Alyssa

This is how you cook  a turkey. First, you go to the store to buy a turkey. Next, you put the turkey in the oven. Then you wait and wait. Lastly, you take the turkey out. Know you now how to make a turkey.

— Kaitlyn

This is how you cook a turkey. First you go to the store. Next, you chop the turkey’s head off. Then, you put it in the stove. Lastly you take it out and injoy. That is how you cook a turkey.

— Morgan