|CCES second-graders offer their take on|
How to Cook a Turkey this Thanksgiving
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.