November 25, 1997 in Features

The Slice Why Do Adults Make Cooking So Complicated?

By The Spokesman-Review
 

In the spirit of Thanksgiving gluttony, here’s one last serving of kids’ turkey tips even though you might have had your fill already.

Let’s start with some suggestions from Debbie McLaughlin’s fourth-graders in St. John.

A student named Logan recommended this first step:

“If frozen, defrost.”

One classmate wrote “Cook all day and watch it.”

A girl named LeeAnn suggested the following, “Put spices in it, whatever.”

“Cook it for 4 hours,” wrote a student named Gavin. “I think on medium.”

Now let’s hear from some of Christine Rooney’s fight-graders in Deer Park.

“Put the oven on 1000 degrees for 55 minutes.” - Zach

“First you stuff the body.” - Jacob

“Take it out and squirt it with gravy.” - Brad

“Carve the turkey and take out the bones so you don’t choke.” - Justin

“Put it in the oven at 279 degrees.” - Chet

Next up, oral reports from Dawn Bennett’s kindergartners at Logan Elementary School.

“Take the garbage off it first, if there is any.” - Cole

“Take off the wrapper stuff so it won’t hurt your throat.” - Danielle

“I guess you cook it for 40 hours.” - Tyler

“You put the foots in the garbage.” - Natasha

“It costs four quarters for the turkey.” - Brittany

“Get the one with no tail and no feathers and no beak and no mouth and no head and no body.” - Jason

“You have a smoke detector or something that tells you when it’s done.” - Maree

“In two hours you put one of those red things on your hand and grab the pan and put it on the counter.” - Meagan

“When it’s done, it’s kind of whitish.” - Lavinia

“Get it at the pharmacy.” - Jessica

“Cook it real hot till 12 o’clock.” - Jordan

Now let’s check in with a few of Teresa Buddington’s kindergartners at Brentwood Elementary.

“Put it in the oven with blood juice on it.” - Joey

“You cook it for 30 minutes as hot as our house is.” - Michael

“You need to go to Mexico to get a turkey.” - Nolberto

“The farm people kill the turkey and give it to Albertson’s.” - Stephanie

“It’s done when it’s done.” - Dillon

“You get someone else to make the turkey for you. I don’t know how they do it but I think they use hot dogs inside the turkey.” - Alex

Today’s Slice question: How do your pets behave on Thanksgiving?

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The Slice appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; fax (509) 459-5098. Do the best skiers tend to be modest?


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