Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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CCES second-graders offer their take on
How to Cook a Turkey this Thanksgiving
It’s difficult to think of anything more traditional on Thanksgiving in America than turkey and the fixings with the family gathered around the table.

But after almost 400 years since the first Thanksgiving on our shores, methods for cooking the holiday bird are as varied as the make-up of our country’s population. While slow-roasting in the oven seems to remain the preferred method, in recent years, deep frying has become popular.

One Crittenden County Elementary School student has his own unique method: “First, you shoot a turkey. Next, you clean the turkey. Then, you boil it in a pot. Last, you can cut it into strips and put ranch on it,” offers second-grader Quinn.

In fact, The Crittenden Press asked all second graders at CCES for their turkey recipes, and local students’ directions on “How to Cook a Turkey” are no less entertaining than those read long ago each Thanksgiving season by the late Johnny Carson on “The Tonight Show.”

While some students prefer to cook their turkeys on a low heat, like 6 or maybe 15 degrees, others preferred a flash-roasting method, though most conventional ovens don’t reach 700 degrees. A few young chefs would opt to shoot and kill their own turkey, though not forgetting to shave the bird before cooking it.

Eggs seemed to be a popular stuffing, and jalapenos even made the mix. Butter, salt and pepper to taste. And don’t forget dessert and a prayer.

For student's instructions on How to Cook a Turkey in their own words, as well as the following headlines, see this week's issue of The Crittenden Press:
  • K-PREP AWARDS: CCMS honors student for performance on state test. Did your child's make the list?
  • Yooper trooper: Upper Peninsula native Graves settling into KSP, Kentucky living.
  • Burglars’ weekend targets include Country Club home, Marion BBQ.
  • Boy, woman in trouble for tossing tobacco-filled balloons into jail.
  • December should see bridge progress.
  • SPORTS: See our special section featuring a preview of CCHS winter sports, including basketball.
  • OPINION: This year’s buzz word not even a word at all.
  • Double blessings: Pair of cousins’ pregnancy miracles follow adoptions.
  • Public library saves readers estimated $670,000 annually.
  • Quality Day Care selling, Bright Beginnings to open next week.
  • Marion native to perform at Macy’s parade.
  • Local 4-H’er places first at state level.
  • 4-H members recognized for their accomplishments.
  • Shelter offering half-price adoptions.
  • Two charged in Smithland assault.
  • FORGOTTEN PASSAGES: Taverns, distilleries once thrived in Marion
  • IN PICTURES: CCMS Homecoming courts.
  • OPINION: True thanks goes to Christ this holiday.
  • Marion insurance agent receives top honors from Independent Insurance Agents of Kentucky.