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Solana Santa Fe Elementary School students talk turkey

Rancho Santa Fe Review writer Karen Billing asked kindergartners in Monica Rainville’s class at Solana Santa Fe Elementary School how to make a Thanksgiving turkey. Feast on their adorable answers:

“First I take a scissors and cut the feathers. Then I put it in my soup pot and then mix it up and then I eat it. I eat it with sprinkles and marshmallows.”

— Michelle

“Well we go to Montana every single Thanksgiving. My grandpa’s girlfriend brings the turkey and cooks it in the oven. Most of my cowboy friends come over and eat the turkey. We eat lots of ham with it, all different kinds. One is really sugary ham.”

— Cate

“You try to find a turkey, maybe like at a farm. And then you cut off the head and legs. Cook it in the oven for maybe like 20 minutes. Then you eat it with a knife and fork.”

— Paloma

“You pick up the turkey and cut his head off and cut off his legs so he doesn’t run. You have to cut the feathers off because you don’t want to eat them. Then you put it in the oven and then you grab it out of the oven and then you eat it.”

— William

“They cut out the turkey’s head and the wings and they toast it for 20 minutes. We put it on the plate and eat it with a fork and spoon.”

— Christopher

“I cook the turkey up and then cut it. Then we all eat it maybe with some chicken and drinks.”

— Zachary

“You have to cut off the feathers. You cook it for three minutes and put ice on the turkey. We eat gummies for dessert.”

— Samuel

“Well first they go out and catch it and then they go inside and cut the head off and then they stuff it and put it in the oven for 50 seconds. They take it out, cool it off and then we eat it.”

— Colby

“My mom buys the turkey and then they cut off the head and then they put it in the oven. Then they stuff it with turkey stuff and then we eat it. We eat it with chicken and apple pie for dessert.”

— Dina

“Cook it on the stove for 10 minutes. We eat it with peas, mashed potatoes and apple pie for dessert.”

— Trenton

“Buy a turkey and put salt and butter on it and put it in the oven for like 20 minutes. We eat it with a pumpkin pie and some salad and mashed potatoes and some carrot cake.”

— Emily

“Cook it in the oven for 10 minutes. I eat it with milk.”

— Greyson

“First mom buys it then she cuts the head off and then she stuffs the head part inside the turkey. Then she bakes it and then we eat it with salad and we have Thanksgiving apples.”

— Isabella

“Cook it in the oven for 25 seconds. Put on salt.”

— Jay

“We stuff the turkey with turkey stuff and then we boil it in water. We eat with our family.”

— Juliet

“We but one and take off the feathers, stuff it and cook it in the oven for a long time.”

— Sebastian

“You get a turkey and you cut the feathers off and you cut off the head. Cook it in the oven. We eat it with grapes, strawberries and mashed potatoes.”

— Luna

“My mom I think she cooks it in the oven for like an hour. I don’t eat any turkey, I have chicken.” — Kian