Peabody-Burns Elementary School students were asked to provide instructions for cooking a turkey.
Kindergarten class, taught by Mary Thiessen
Buy a turkey. Put the turkey in the oven. Put on some pretend eyes, feathers, candy, a tail, and a hat.
Heat the turkey. Cut the turkey and put it on a plate
You would get the turkey out of the wrapper and cook it. Then, take the turkey out and put it on a plate.
You can put some legs on the bottom. The head would go on the top. Tummy and bottom would go in the middle.
I would cook it and then I would let it set for a little while. I would put it in a box and then I would give it to somebody.
I would cook the turkey. My family will eat it.
You would find a turkey and shoot it. After bringing the turkey home, you would cut off the feathers. I would cook the turkey, then I would eat it.
I would cook the turkey. I would put the turkey on a plate.
I would cook the turkey and not leave. I would eat the turkey.
I would cook the turkey. I would put the turkey on a plate. Then, I would eat the turkey.
I would fix the turkey by making it back together. Next, I would cut the turkey and make it for my family.
I would put the turkey in a pan. I would put the turkey in the oven. I would leave the house and then put the turkey on the table. Then, we start to eat.
Cook the turkey and then eat it.
I would shoot the turkey. I would cut the turkey. Next, I would bake him. Then, I would eat him.
I would add some salt and pepper to the turkey. Then I’ll get some bread and butter to put on the turkey. I’ll cook it in the oven.
I will put the turkey in a pan. I will cook the turkey. Then, I’ll take it out and let it cool. I will eat the turkey. I will throw the bones away.
We kill the turkey. Grill the turkey with salt and pepper. Put sausage and fish inside the turkey.
We would put the turkey on the grill. Add some gravy. Ask Mom and Dad for a candle lighter. Then get some sticks for the fire. Wait for a few minutes. The turkey would grill. We would take it off the grill. Then we would eat it.
Make a fire. Go get the turkey at the store. Cook the turkey on the fire. Put on salt and pepper.
Take the turkey out of the bag and put it in the oven. Then, take the turkey out of the oven and eat it.
Cook the turkey on the stove. Add salt and pepper. Put grease on the turkey. Put ketchup on the turkey. Use a fork to pick up the turkey and eat it.
Put the turkey in hot, boiling water. Put a stick across the top and tie a knot on it. Then, you can eat the turkey.
First-graders, taught by Donna Hanneman
Grandma cooks the turkey. Then we eat it!
Get a turkey, put seasoning on it, cook it in the oven for 1½ minutes at 16 degrees. Next, take it out of the oven. Then we put potatoes and gravy on it and then eat!
First, you butcher a turkey. Then you put it in the oven. Then take it out. Season to taste. Then you eat it.
First, you get a pot. Then go to the store and buy a cold turkey. Then you put sugar and flavoring on the turkey. Cut the skin off. Then it looks bad. Put in the pan and fry it. When it’s done you eat it!
Get a turkey from a farmer. Then you cook it in a giant pan. Then you make turkey pie.
Skin and chop up the turkey. Then you put seasoning on it. Then you would bake it. Last we eat it.
First, Grandma gets a turkey from a store. Then she takes it out of the package and puts it in a pot. Next, she puts it in the oven. When it’s done she cuts it up, sets it on the table, and we eat it!
First you cut up the turkey. Cook it in the oven. Then put it on a plate and eat it.
Bake the turkey. Then you put it on a plate. Then you eat it.
Go to the store and buy the turkey. Then you cook it. Next take it out and then eat it with your whole family.
Put the turkey in the oven and then you take it out of the oven. Let it cool down. Last you eat it.
Catch a turkey, then you put it in the oven. When it’s done you eat it.
First take the turkey out of the wrapper. Then put it on the stove and cook it for a long time. When it’s done you put the sauce on it. Then you cut the turkey. Then you serve it.
Put it on a pan and you put it in the oven. Take it out of the pan, then you put pepper and salt on it. Last you eat it!!
First you take the turkey and you put fruit and seasoning on it. Then you let it cook. When it’s done you put it on a pan and then you eat it.
First you get a turkey from the store. Then you go home and cook it for Thanksgiving. Then you eat it.
T. J. Salas
First mom buys a turkey at the store. Then she puts it in the oven in a pan. Then she takes it out and then we eat it.
First you buy a turkey from the store. Then you cook it in the oven. Next take it out of the oven and you chop it up. Then you put it on a plate and eat it.
First you buy a turkey. Take it home and cook it in the oven. Then you eat it!
You put the turkey in the stove. Next put it on the table. Then you eat it!
First go to Aunt P’s house. Then she puts the turkey in the oven. Next she sets it on the table and lets it cool off. Last we eat it!
Second-graders, taught by Louise Whiteman
First my dad shoots the turkey. Then we pull the feathers off of the turkey. Then my dad cuts the turkey. The turkey is big so we put it in the oven for four hours. Last the timer beeps, we take it out of the oven and it is golden brown. Finally we eat it.
You go to buy it. Next you cook it. Last your family will eat the turkey.
How to make a turkey is to sugar it and cook the turkey and sprinkle sugar on the turkey.
To make a turkey you have to bake it.
To bake a turkey you buy a turkey from the store. Cook it on 500 degrees for 10 minutes. You put seasoning on it.
To bake the turkey you cook the turkey and eat.
How to bake the turkey is first you put the turkey in the oven.
To bake a turkey first you buy the turkey.
First you buy the turkey. Then you bake the turkey. Then you take the turkey out and then you can eat.
To bake a turkey you get a turkey at the store. Then weigh it. Last take it home.
How to bake the turkey is first to find a turkey. Next you cook the turkey. Last you eat the turkey.
First I look for a turkey. Next I bake the turkey.
How to bake a turkey by steps. Step 1 is catch a turkey on the farm. Step 2 is take it home. Step 3 is cook it at your house. Step 4 is eat it at your house.
Will Peters, age 7
To bake the turkey put on a little of the gravy. Put a whole turkey in the stove. Put in a lot of rice. Put on a little of tomato sauce. Last a lot of biscuits.
Hadley Clark, age 7
Third-graders, taught by Emily Bowlin
The first ingredient is a turkey. I don’t know where you’ll get it. Add a little bit of salt on it but after you cook it. Put it in the oven for three hours. Then you take it out and eat it. But don’t listen to this because I don’t know how to make a turkey. P. S. Don’t forget what I just said.
Directions: 1. Wash turkey. 2. Put turkey in big black pan. 3. Put in oven heated to five degrees. 4. Let it cook for 13 minutes.
¼ cup of vinegar, ¼ cup of butter, 10 pinches of pepper and one cup of gravy. Put the turkey in a big pan. Put the turkey in the oven for 59 minutes. After 59 minutes take the turkey out and put the vinegar on it. Then put butter all over it. After that you put 10 pinches of pepper on the turkey. Put on the gravy. Then you can start to eat.
First go to the store. Second put the turkey on the stove. Third bake the turkey after an hour, then take it out. Four let it cool.
I carve a turkey and I made mashed potatoes. Four hundred cups of mashed potatoes. Sixteen big turkeys cooked in the oven for 100 minutes. Everybody said they didn’t like it, but I said, “Eat it all!”
One turkey, 2 ounces. Put turkey in the oven for 10-12 minutes. Bake at 399 degrees. Eat it!
Ham with syrup — Ingredients: One bottle maple syrup, 3-5 lbs ham (no bone). Directions: 1. Slice ham into ½ inch slices. 2. Put in microwave for six minutes. 3. After removing from microwave put syrup on top.
Ingredients: 1 cup of vegetables, 1 turkey, 1 bowl. Directions: Put it in a bowl and pour the vegetables in. Cook in the oven for about 10-13 minutes. Put the temperature at 320 degrees.
I get a turkey. Carve it. Cook it. Eat it. Cook it for 90 minutes. Use about 1000 per ounce butter, 90 eggs. Cut it up, then eat it. Bye-bye turkey. Add some fish. Make sure it ain’t a robot turkey.
Ingredients: 1 turkey (fresh), salt and pepper (teensy-bit), 1 tub of butter, three pieces of corn on the cob, one bottle barbecue sauce, one jar each black and green olives and pickles. Directions: Put turkey on grill. Boil corn on stove for five minutes. Take turkey off grill after six minutes. Serve turkey and corn with butter, BBQ sauce, olives and pickles. Enjoy!
Brownies — I cup of milk, 3 eggs, 2 ½ cups of water, 1 cup of sugar. Pour 1 cup of milk in a pan. Crack three eggs and put it in the pan. Put 2 ½ cups of water in. Pour it in the pan. Put 1 cup of sugar in the pan. When you get the brownies put them in the oven. Eat it all.
One turkey, ½ teaspoon of salt, 1 cup full of cinnamon and sugar, 9 tablespoons of turkey broth. Set the oven for 80 degrees. Put the turkey in a foil pan. Put the cinnamon and sugar on the turkey. Squeeze the turkey broth on the turkey. Put the turkey in the oven. Set the timer for 10 minutes. When they are done, we’ll just say, “Happy Holidays!”
First go to the store to buy one. Then go home. Put the oven on 350 degrees. Then spray spam on the turkey. Then set the table while it is cooking. Go to the store again to buy drink (Sprite). Oh, I forgot to pull out the guts, the heart, the brain, and the feathers. Go to the store to buy plates, cups, silverwear. Eat. Don’t let anybody in! Why? Because I cooked it!
Turkey, one can carrots, potatoes, one can green beans, 10 cups gravy, one can corn. Put turkey in big pot. Cut veggies. Put veggies in pot with the turkey. Set oven to 500 degrees to cook for ½ hour. Take out of the oven. Put spices on it. Eat turkey.
Put oven to 32 degrees. One stick of butter, half cup of sugar, 12 eggs. Put butter in oven to melt. Crack eggs in the melted butter. Get spoon and stir it around. Get sugar and pour it in the eggs and the butter. Stir it around and pour water in it. Then put it in the microwave for 50 seconds and take it out. Go to the store. Get a scoop of flour. Put it in the pan and put it in the oven. It is cooked!
Get one big cooking pan. Get one stick of butter. Pull out turkey feathers. Clean turkey first. Turn on oven for 350 degrees. Cook for about an hour and a half. A perfect dinner.
Hunt a turkey and skin it. Put it in the oven for an hour. Do not put in any sugar. Then take it out. Cut it up and eat it. That’s how you make a turkey.
Five cups of sugar and put butter on it. Then when you get all the stuff finished put the turkey in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes. Sugar, sugar!
Put one cup of hummus, add four eggs, and three sticks of butter. Get some turkey. Cook it up to 450 degrees for about 9-10 minutes. Crack the four eggs. Put them in a bowl. Add the hummus and the three sticks of butter and mix it into the bowl and split it.
You’re to go to the store and buy a turkey. Make sure you have a big pan at home. You need to put broth in the pan with the turkey. It needs to be heated to 350 degrees. Then cook it two hours, but check on it.
Two cups of eggs, butter, five cups of sugar and sprinkles, one cup of frosting and rice. There is fat in turkey and we cut the ears off his head.