When it comes to the Thanksgiving Day feast, it seems that almost everyone has a favorite palate pleaser. Even the wee ones have their own ideas about how the whole meal comes together — or at least a part of it. Students in kindergarten through second grade at Anclote Elementary School in New Port Richey were more than happy to let us in on their favored Thanksgiving foods and how they might prepare them. Here's a sampling:
1. Catch the turkey.
2. Take the feathers off.
3. Put it in the oven
4. Let it cool.
5. Make the table.
6. Eat it.
Wesley Thiele, Grade 1
You have to pick blueberries. Then you put them in a pie shell. Then you put it in the microwave.
Madison Schuse, Grade 1
My favorite Thanksgiving food is ham. I go to the store and buy it. Then I eat it.
Kamren Cox, Grade 2
Sweet Potatoes with Small Marshmallows
First you take the sweet potato. Then you mash it up. Next you get the small marshmallows and you get a kind of pot that you cook pizza in. Last you put it in the oven. Then you take it out after it's done. Then you have a good sweet potato marshmallow dinner.
Briana Charton, Grade 2
First you buy pumpkin pie.
Then you put it in the oven.
Next go watch TV while it is cooking.
Last, take it out and then eat it.
Destynie King, Grade 2
First you put the rice in a little oven that only makes rice taste good and smell good. Next, you wait for one minute. Last, you eat it.
Marcela Correa-Lavota, Grade 2
You have to get the turkey from the farmer and then you bring it home in the car and then you put it in the oven and set it for one hour. Then you gotta cut the legs, head and wings off. Then you put steam on it. Then you stuff it with brown stuffing.
Jimmy Dziewinski, kindergarten
Pumpkin Crispy Pie With Cherries and Whipped Cream
First you get the pumpkin dough. Next you get sugar. Then you pour the pumpkin dough and the sugar in a pan. Then you put brown crispy sugar in the pan. Next put crispy cherries in the pan. Then you put the pan in the oven. Last you take the pumpkin pie out of the oven and get out the cherries and whipped cream from the freezer and put the cherries and whipped cream on the pumpkin pie. Finally we eat the crispy pumpkin pie including the cherries and whipped cream on top.
Vanessa Carroll, Grade 2
Put the potato in the microwave and that's it.
Reign Callaghan, kindergarten
First you have to take all the white stuff that was in the bag out of the box. Then you have to put milk in it. Then you have to mix it up with a spoon. Then you put it in the oven. When it is ready you take it out. Then you put dots on the middle. Then you put apples on the top. Then you cut it and put it on plates. That's how you make apple pie.
Veronica Ramirez, Grade 1
First my mom takes the chicken out of a bag. Second you put the chicken in the oven on to 300. Then you take the chicken out of the oven and let it cool down. Then we eat it. Finally I say "WOW!" It was so good.
Joey Galto, Grade 1
Green Bean Casserole
First you need one can of green beans. Next you need cream of onion soup. Then you need a little bit if milk and mix it together. Then top with onion rings. Then you bake it. Then you enjoy it.
Gage Goss, Grade 1
My favorite food is my Grampa Nokas' turkey. You put it in the oven for a half hour for every 3 pounds. Cook it in the microwave for two minutes for every pound. After that you put dressing, spice and butter. Next you let it cool down. Then cut it. Put it in a bowl with spices. Last, but not least, it's delicious. Eat it all, all the other food. I can't believe how yummy it is. You should come over for Thanksgiving.
Danielle Kervin, Grade 1