Kindergarteners share unique turkey recipes

Rebecca Penning’s kindergarten class at Century Elementary School is stuffed with helpful turkey recipes to restore a sense of holiday fun.

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As family holiday traditions continue to adapt amid the continuing pandemic, Rebecca Penning’s kindergarten class at Century Elementary School is stuffed with helpful turkey recipes to restore a sense of holiday fun. If lack of practice has made you rusty, be thankful for the knowledgeable advice of these little kitchen helpers.

Layla Arndt: Go to the meat store and buy a turkey. Bring it home and then cook it in the oven at 14 degrees for 12 hours. Take it out of the oven and put some peanut butter on it and some salt.

Olivia Ceminski: I think Walmart has some turkeys there – they have big and small and all different kinds. Sometimes my family cooks it a little plain, but we do it for 12 minutes. We put it in the oven all the time and turn the oven to 15 degrees. Put on garlic right away so you don’t have to do anything else. Probably put some spicy sauce on it – chili sauce or pepper. On the side you should probably put barbecue chicken nuggets!

Lizbeth Gomez Dela Cruz: Buy a turkey from Walmart. Cook the turkey and put the timer at 48 hours. It should get hot. Eat it with mashed potatoes.

Jaeden Greb: Go to Walmart and buy a big turkey. Put it in the oven for 10 hours. Put on salt and butter.


Thaddeus Harne: You should buy your turkey at Walmart and then put brown sugar and butter on. Cook it in the oven at 100 degrees for 50 minutes. You should eat it with corn on the cob and carrots and oranges.

Kate Hoverson: You can buy a turkey wherever you want, or you can shoot it. You take it home and put it in the oven. I think you should put the turkey in for maybe for 50 minutes at 60 degrees. Then you take it out and you put it on the table. The people come and then you eat it! You could even have a cake with a turkey made from frosting on top. You could also have ham on the side.

Tye Hurlburt: Buy your turkey at Walmart. Put it in the oven at 100 degrees for 100 seconds.

Winston Johanning: Buy the turkey at Walmart and then once you bring it home put it in the oven and turn it to 160 degrees. Keep it in there for an hour. And then on the side put corn, and maybe some mashed potatoes and carrots.

Albert Keller: My dad gets a turkey from hunting, or you can buy one from the store. I would recommend Walmart. If you get one from hunting, peel off the feathers. Feathers are gross. Turn the oven to 20 degrees. I don’t know how long you should set the timer. My best guess is four hours. My mommy said do this oil that makes it taste really good. It’s olive oil. Take out the turkey and cut it up however you want. If you find the bones, get them out of there.

Kelly Kimball: Go the meat store and buy a turkey. You cook it in the oven at 102 degrees for two hours. Add flour and brown sugar on the sides of the turkey. Eat the turkey with mashed potatoes on the side.

Zander Kocka: Buy a turkey at Walmart and cook it in the oven. Put it in at 100 degrees and then leave it in for 30 minutes. Put brown sugar on it and put grapes around it. Slice a big piece and then keep slicing more pieces. Put more pieces on top of that piece.

Kingston Lewis: Get your turkey from the store; my family goes to Walmart. We put it in the oven until it pops and then get it out and eat it. The turkey has to get 70 degrees.


Makenzie Lindula: Maybe go to the meat store. After you buy the turkey, you should get your oven on to 60 degrees and then you put some salt on, maybe some pepper, and then it’s done. Leave it in there for 60 hours. You can maybe put some fruit on the side and maybe some veggies.

Quinlin Linkowitz: You should go to Sam’s Club and buy a turkey. And then for the turkey recipe you should put the oven at 300 degrees. Then when it’s all done you should put it in the microwave to get it some more warmness so it won’t be cold anymore. Then you should do vegetables in the bottom. Then you should put basil in the middle of the turkey. Then you should put some brown sugar and baking powder soda on top, and then some butter. Then I think that’s it.

Maximus Luetgers: I usually go to Walmart to buy my turkey. You should probably turn on the oven to like 100 degrees. You should probably put some of that vegetable stuff inside and get the bone things out. Probably put butter on the top part of it. Leave it in for like an hour. Then you can try to cut it and then try putting it on a plate and save the rest of it for later. My mom saves shells and cheese in the fridge for later, too. Eat some mashed potatoes and gravy with it because I like that with some corn on the side.

Tanner Sharp: Buy a turkey at Costco and just cook it. Put some brown sugar and salt on it. Then put a tiny bit of flour on the wings and cook it. Then you put some baking soda on it and some salt in there again. Put it in the oven at 60 degrees for 50 minutes.

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