Wednesday, November 27, 2013

4th Grade - Thanksgiving 11/2013 - How to Cook a Turkey

You are in charge of cooking Thanksgiving dinner. You have to cook a turkey and 2 side dishes (a side dish is usually mashed potato, mac & cheese, stuffing, etc).

How are you going to cook the turkey? What side dishes are you going to make?

Imagine you have no help from your parents, what & how are you going to prepare for Thanksgiving dinner?

Your assignment:

  • Describe your meal in one or two sentences
  • List your ingredients for all aspects of your meal
  • List the directions you will use for preparing your turkey and side dishes
  • If you could have help cooking from one person, who would you choose to help you & why

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Thank you, and have a good Thanksgiving...

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SebastianL said...

I would choose my mom to help me cook. I would pick my mom because she is a very good cook and has experience. My meal will be colorful and delicious. My sides will be mashed potatoes and Mac and cheese with lots of cheese. My directions are:
1)Marinate Turkey for 1 hour with onions, tomatoes lettuce and peppers
2)Take out turkey and let it rest for 5 minutes
3)Preheat oven to 380 degrees
4)Put turkey in oven for 1 hour
5)Take out pasta and boil for 30 minutes
6)Take out potatoes and peel skin
7)Cut potatoes into small pieces
8)Boil potatoes for 20 to 30 minutes
9)Lower oven heat to 300 degree on turkey
10)Put cheese on Mac and cheese and put in bowl
11)Take out potatoes and mash them
12)Put potatoes on plate
13)Put potatoes and Mac and cheese on the table
14)Take out turkey and put on plate
15)(Optional) put onions not the side
16)Put turkey on table with potatoes and Mac and cheese

KristhalynG said...

If i will pick someone to help me
cook it will be my mom.I would pick my mom because she has lot's of experience and is a good cooker.My meal will be tasty and also flavorful.My sides are going to be mashed potatoes and peas with gravy and rice and beans.The directions

1)Marinate turkey with water and lemon juice for one hour
2)Make a sauce with garlic onion pepper and orange juice and basic and peregil and a celery and then mix it all together in a blender till it is soft.
3)Take the turkey and make allot of holes and then put the sauce on.
4) Put the turkey in the oven for 4 hours.Then put beer on the top of the turkey so it can be juicy and flavorful.
5)Then make the rice and beans
6)Take the potatoes and peel it and then cut it up and then boil it.
7)Then mash the potatoes with mayonnaise and peas and then put the gravy.
8)Then do the table and its perorations.
9)Take out the turkey and decorate it how ever you want.
10)Put every thing on the table and then you will ENJOY!!

Solvej L said...

The person I would choose to help me cook would be my older sister Maya. I would choose her because she's good at cooking and she is interested in cooking. So, the meal I would make would be (of course) a turkey, and then I would add some mashed potatoes, and finally I would have some mac & cheese.
1) I would have an 8 pound turkey.
2) I would cook it for about 3 hours, and at about 350 degrees.
3) When my turkey was finished cooking, I would try to make it look nice, maybe put it on top of some lettuce or grapes, maybe even cheese.
Mashed Potatoes:
1) My potatoes would be fresh from the Food Coop.
2) I would boil my potatoes until I could stick a fork through them.
3) I would then take them out and drain the water.
4) I would mash them.
5) Next I would mix it with milk to make it creamy. 6) Then I would sprinkle on some salt and pepper and then smear on some butter!
Mac & Cheese:
1) I would take elbow macs, (but you can use any,) and boil them.
2) In a separate pan, I would mix butter, milk, flour, and lots of grated cheese.
3) Once the boiled macaroni is finished, I would drain it.
4) I would mix my cheese mixture with my macaroni, and then put it in the oven for 20 minutes to give it a golden crust. Maybe I would add some parsley!

Turkey Ingredients:
8 pound turkey
Grapes (optional)
Lettuce (optional)
Cheese (optional)

Mashed Potato Ingredients:
Butter (optional)
Pepper (optional)
Salt (optional)

Mac & Cheese Ingredients:
Parsley (optional)

This is my Thanksgiving dinner!
(You may also serve this meal with a side salad)

GraceL. said...

I would chose my adult friend Tony. I would chose him because he works at Food Network so he has seen a lot of shows on how to cook. I would also chose him because he is a really good cook.

My meal would be a Turkey. The Turkey would be juicy. I would have Cranberry Sauce and Whipped Sweet Potato.

Turkey Ingredients:
A 24 pound Turkey
16 pints of cold water
22 cups of apple cider/apple juice
Orange skin
Salt and pepper for taste
4 sticks of rosemary

Cranberry Sauce Ingredients:
4 bags of cranberries
1 cinnamon stick
1/8 cup of orange juice
Orange peel of 1 orange
1 1/2 cups of sugar

Whipped Sweet Potato Ingredients:
4 Sweet potatoes
8 tablespoons of brown sugar
1 cup of maple syrup

1)Put water and apple juice/apple cider in a pot
2)Put in rosemary, Orange peel and salt and pepper
3) Bring to a boil of 3.5 degrees
4) When mixture is hot put in refrigerator til warm
5)Cook for 3 hours
6) Put on fancy plate
7) Put any decorations that is edible on turkey

Cranberry Sauce:
1)Put cranberries in pot
2)But in orange peel and orange juice, sugar and cinnamon
3)Boil to 5.5
4) After every 10 minutes mix and taste, if to sweet ad more orange products if to sour ad more sugar
5) When it is perfect for you let cool
6) Eat and enjoy

Whipped Sweet Potato:
1) Cut sweet potatoes lengthwise and peel off skin
2) Put sweet potatoes in food processor
3) Ad brown sugar,nutmeg, cinnamon and maple syrup
4) Pulse till mashed potatoy
5) Mix and put in casserole pot with tin foil for 35 minutes
6) After 35 minutes take cover of and cook for 20 minutes
7) cool
8) Eat and enjoy

That Was My Thanksgiving Meal

Jack A said...

My side dishes would be mac and cheese and a salad. In the salad would be lettuce, tomato, edamame.
I would cook my turkey like this.
1 put it in my oven and cook it for 5 in a half hour's
2 Then i would let it rest for 30 min.
that's how I would cook my turkey.

Micah H said...

1. Buy a turkey
2. Start the day before you cook it by making a brine
3. A brine is a salt and sugar bath it makes it more juicy,tasty, and crispy from the outside
4. Find a container that is big enough for the turkey
5. Soak the turkey in the brine
6. Pre heat the oven to 325
7. Rub the turkey with butter and herb
8. Put it in a rousting pan
9. Depending on how much the turkey weighs you will have to cook it from 2 to 5 hours
10. Your turkey is done when when you stick a roasting thermometer in the breast and it says 165

William L said...

If I was making Thanksgiving dinner I would serve a turkey, a side dish of mashed potatoes and another side dish of mac and cheese.

The ingredients for the turkey are 1 turkey, 2 cups of broth or water, and melted unsalted butter (optional, for basting).

The ingredients for mashed potatoes are potatoes, butter, salt, and milk.

The ingredients for mac and cheese are cheddar cheese, macaroni (or pasta), milk, and butter.

I would prepare the turkey for roasting by taking it out of the fridge and putting the turkey on the roasting rack in a roasting pan. Heat the oven to 450 degrees. Rub your turkey with some salt and pepper before putting it in the oven. Then you roast the turkey. You cook the turkey for 13 minutes per pound. Baste the turkey. Every 45 minutes, remove the turkey from the oven, close the oven door and scoop out all of the liquids at the bottom of the pan and drizzle it over the turkey. Check the temperature to see that it is cooked enough by using a thermometer. Then you use an oven mitt to take the turkey out of the oven and let the turkey rest for 30 minutes. Then you carve the turkey. To make the mashed potatoes you peel the potatoes. then you put the potatoes into a pot of water to boil. Ounce the potatoes are soft, you drain the water. Then you add butter, salt, and 2 tablespoons of milk. Then you mash the potatoes until there are no lumps. To make the mac and cheese you first boil the macaroni or pasta. After it is boiled you drain the water and add butter, cheddar cheese and milk. Mix it all together until the cheese coats the pasta. If I could have help from one person I would want help from my mom. I would want help from her because she is really good at cooking.

Micah H said...

I will have roast turkey with mashed potatoes and bacon.


How to make a turkey
1. Buy a turkey
2. Start the day before you cook it by making a brine
3. A brine is a salt and sugar bath it makes it more juicy,tasty, and crispy from the outside
4. Find a container that is big enough for the turkey
5. Soak the turkey in the brine
6. pre heat the oven to 325
7. Rub the turkey with butter and herb
8. Put it in a rousting pan
9. Depending on how much the turkey ways you will have to cook it from 2 to 5 hours
10. Your turkey is done when the the temperature in the breast says 165
How to make mashed potatoes
1. Peel potatoes
2. Boil them till there soft
3. Stain the water out
4. Add butter milk salt and pepper
5. Mash them till smooth
How to cook bacon
1. Heat frying pan on high heat
2. Put bacon in frying pan
3. Cook till chewy
I would chose my dad to help me because he is the one who told me how to make a turkey.

Gio L. said...

I would choose my Aunt Trina to help me because she is an amazing cook. For my Thanksgiving dinner I would make a turkey and side dishes which would be mac and cheese and mash potatoes.
1) The turkey would be rubbed with spices, salt, thyme, and rosemary.
2) Put turkey in oven at 450 degrees for about 45 minutes. When turkey is brown lower oven to 350 degrees and roast until done which is 160 degrees inside thigh.
3) Let turkey rest for 45 minutes before eating.

4) For mac and cheese first boil 1 pound of pasta and drain. Next melt cheddar, fontina and parmesan cheese and butter, a little flour and milk. Stir into pasta add salt and pepper. Cover with bread crumbs. Bake in oven for 40 minutes at 350 degrees.
5) For my mash potatoes I will boil 6 red potatoes until very tender. Drain and add butter, cream cheese, tiny bit of salt and pepper. Mash until smooth.

Cooper G. said...

The food I would have would be a turkey, mashed potatoes, brussel sprouts, and gravy.
Turkey ingredients:
1) A 25 pound turkey
2) Butter
Mashed Potatoes ingredients:
1) Potatoes
2) Butter
3) Cream
Brussel sprout ingredients
1) Brussel sprouts
2) Bacon
3) Brown sugar
4) Onions
Gravy ingredients:
1) Mushrooms
2) Turkey drippings
3) Beef broth

1) Rub turkey with butter.
2) Put turkey in oven at 350 degrees for 5 hours and baste every hour.
Mashed potatoes:
1) Boil the potatoes in hot water.
2) Mash the potatoes with a ricer.
3) Add the butter and the cream.
Brussel sprouts:
1) Boil the brussel sprouts.
2) Fry the bacon with the onions.
3) Put them together.
1) Put the turkey drippings in a bowl.
2) Add the mushrooms and the beef broth.

The person I would choose would be my mom. I would choose my mom because she's a very good cook.

JaydenC said...

I will be making a turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce.
How to cook a turkey!
1. Buy turkey
2. Defrost turkey over night
3. Once the turkey is defrosted clean it with lemon juice
4. Rinse turkey with water
5. Season turkey with garlic and spanish herbs
6. Place in cooking bag
7. Place it in a pan and put it in a oven for 3 to 5 hours
8. Take the turkey out and carve it after that enjoy
How to cook stuffing:)
1. heat up water and butter in a pot
2. once water is boiling pour stuffing ingredients into pot and stir
3. after serve to enjoy
How to make cranberry sauce!
1. open cranberry sauce can
2. slice cranberry sauce
3. serve to enjoy kids
To help me i would choose mom because she knows how to make a really good turkey:)

Otto S. said...

I would not want to actually cook Thanksgiving by myself. A turkey that is not washed can me sick
I would just go on seamless and order Thanksgiving dinner. I choose my mom to help me because I do not know how to work seamless, but she does.I would like to order: turkey, brussels sprouts , and gravy.

Astrid G said...

This Thanksgiving will be unforgivable because I am cooking my own meal for my family.I will prey pare stuffed turkey with rice with bean, and mashed potatoes.

Turkey:pepper,salt,carrots, lettuce, lime,cranberry

Rice and Beans: salt,peppers,beans

Mashed potatoes: cranberries ,potatoes,heavy cream,salt

step 1: rise with water and stretch it out
Step 2: take out the turkey's inside

Step 3: stuff the turkey with peppers,salt,carrots,lettuces, and cranberry

Step 4: put in the oven for 1 and a half hours and serve it

Rice and Beans:
Step 1: cook rice and beans

Step 2: season it with salt and pepper

Mashed potatoes:
Step 1: rinse the potatoes and the peel them
Step 2: Boil the potatoes in hot water for 30 mins
Step 3: mash them and season with: cranberries, heavy cream and salt

I would cook with my mom. I suggest my mom because she has great cooking skills


Jacob P said...

I would make turkey,stuffing and mac and cheese.I would make that because turkey is the most comman dish.My family likes stuffing and I like Mac and cheese.

How to make the turkey

1.Buy the turkey
2.wait for it to be defrosted
3.wash the turkey with lemon juice or vinegar
4.put seasonings
5.put it in the cooking bag and marinate over night the morning put it in the oven at 350 degrease
7.Bake for 5 hours basting it once in a while
8.while the turkey is cooking make your next dish

How to make stuffing ground meat
2.brown the meat then add the following ingredients
3.put salt,pepper,onions and garlic
4.add water and turkey gizzards
5.simmer intel fully cooked

Mac and cheese

1.Buy velvita Mac and cheese
2.boil water
3.add pasta
4.cook intel tender
5.drain water
6.add cheese and mix

I will have my mom help me cook the food because she has good cooking.

Robert L. said...

For Thanksgiving dinner I would have, turkey, mashed potatoes and string beans.

This is the list of ingredients I will need:
1- 16 lb Turkey, 2 cans of broth, unsalted butter, salt, pepper, 8 russet potatoes, heavy cream,
1 lb whole green beans, water

Directions for cooking the turkey:
1- heat oven to 450
2- wash turkey and place into roasting pan
3- rub turkey with butter add some salt and pepper
4- put some garlic cloves inside turkey for flavor
5-put 2 cups of broth into the roasting pan
6- lower temperature to 350 and place turkey into oven
7- cook turkey for 3 1/2 hours
8- every 45 minutes baste the turkey with the broth and drippings
9- at the last basting, use melted butter to baste tukey
10-after 3 1/2 hours check turkey to see if it is done
11-take turkey out of oven and let it rest before you carve it

Directions for making mashed potatoes:
1- fill pot with cool water
2- wash, peel and cut potatoes into cubes
3- place potatoes into pot
4- boil potatoes and then simmer them until they are done (they are done when the potato cube slides off of a fork easily)
5- drain water
6- mash the potatoes
7- heat butter and heavy cream on stove until butter is melted
8-mix the potatoes, heavy cream and butter together
9- have salt and pepper available for people who want use it

Directions for making green beans:
1- wash and snip beans
2- place into pot of water
3- boil green beans
4- cook beans until they are just tender
5- drain water
6- add a small bit of butter
7- have salt and pepper available for people who want to use it

I would ask my Aunt Clorinda to help me make Thanksgiving dinner. She hosts the family Thanksgiving dinner every year and all of her food tastes great!

Tess N.R. said...

For my Thanksgiving meal I would prepare ground turkey tacos.The side dishes would be pasta & butter beans and sweet potatoes & marshmallows. My food would be organic and tasty. Here's how you make it:

1.Buy ground turkey & taco shells
2.Put chopped onions in the pan [optional]
3.Cook turkey till brown.
4. Serve in taco shells

1. Boil water
2. Cook pasta in water for 10 minutes
3.Sautee garlic with butter beans
4.Toss pasta with beans

1.Peel & bake sweet potatoes well
2.Then mash
3.Top with mini marshmallows


Josh C. said...

To cook my turkey I would remove the giblets (Gross stuff inside the turkey) then, I would turn on the oven, obviously. One of the most important parts is how much the turkey weighs so I would find that out. I would probably cook it at roughly 15 minutes per pound. Lets say I had a 9 pound turkey. To figure out how long to cook it for, I would have to do 9 times 15 which I know equals 135, but to be precise, since each hour is 60 minutes, the amount of time it would take would be 2 hours and 15 minutes. The two sides I would choose would be mash potatoes and stuffing.

Julian L. said...

I would chose my mom to help me cook my meal because she has experience cooking. Also she cooks all of our meals and we all like them. Those are 2 of many reasons I would chose my mom to help me cook.

My meal will be a roast turkey with mashed potatoes and brussels sprouts with small pieces of bacon.

First I would get one of our many cook books. Second, I would prepare by getting all my ingredients together.

I will brine my turkey over night, then I would roast it in the oven.

I chose this meal because it is a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for our family. My meal reminds me of my family, it is warm and content.

Roast Turkey
1 (14 to 16 pound) frozen young turkey
For the brine:
1 cup kosher salt
½ cup light brown sugar
1 gallon vegetable stock
1 tablespoon black peppercorns
1 ½ teaspoons allspice berries
1 ½ teaspoons chopped candied ginger
1 gallon heavily iced water
For the aromatics (Inside Turkey):
1 red apple, sliced
½ onion, sliced
1 cinnamon stick
1 cup water
4 sprigs rosemary
6 leaves sage
Sunflower oil

Fricassee Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
1 pound trimmed and cleaned Brussels sprouts
4 slices of bacon, cut crosswise into ¼-inch pieces (about ¾ cup)
1 tablespoon good olive oil
½ teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon pepper

Mash Potatoes
5 Yukon Gold potatoes, washed & cut into 1 in. pieces
1 stick salted butter

*Be sure to empty body cavity of turkey first!
1. Brine Turkey in brine ingredients for 6 hours
2. Preheat oven to 500 degrees
3. Remove turkey from brine and rinse inside and out
4. Place on roasting rack inside wide, low pan and pat dry with paper towels
5. Add aromatics
6. Coat outside of turkey with sunflower oil
7. Roast in oven at 500 degrees for 30 minutes
8. Remove from oven, cover breast with aluminum foil, return to oven, reduce temperature to 350 degrees
9. A 14 pound turkey should be done in 2 hours (internal breast temperature at 161 degrees)

Fricassee Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
1. Cut Brussels sprouts into slices about 1/4-inch thick
2. Scatter the bacon pieces in a large skillet, add the oil, cover and cook over high heat for 2 to 3 minutes, crisp and brown
3. Add the sliced sprouts, salt and pepper
4. Cover and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes to soften the sprouts
5. Uncover and cook over high heat, tossing occasionally, for about 2 minutes, until the sprouts are tender but still a bit firm

Mashed Potatoes
1. Rinse potatoes, cover with water in saucepan large
2. Boil until tender ½ hour
3. Drain when done
4. Put back in pan
5. Add stick of butter
6. Mash
7. Serve and eat

ClareR. said...

To make a turkey, first you have to wash the turkey. Second you have to clean the inside of the turkey, and once your done with that you have to dry the turkey. Then you have to put your hand under the turkeys skin to loosen it. Now you have to rub the turkey with butter or oil then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Now you have to put it in the roasting pan. Then you heat the oven to 325 degrees and bake it in the oven 20 minutes for each pound.

CamilaM said...

I am going to follow a recipe in order to cook my meal. My side dishes are mashed potatoes and mac & cheese. My thanksgiving dinner meal will consist of a delicious brown roast turkey with a side of fluffy mashed potatoes and melted mac & cheese.

The ingredients for the roast turkey are:
1 (18 pound) whole turkey
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 cups of turkey stock.
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions for cooking:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Place rack in the lowest position of the oven.
Remove the turkey neck and giblets, rinse the turkey, and pat dry with paper towels. Place the turkey, breast side up, on a rack in the roasting pan. Rub the skin with the softened butter, and season with salt and pepper. Position an aluminum foil tent over the turkey.
Place turkey in the oven, and pour 2 cups turkey stock into the bottom of the roasting pan. Baste all over every 30 minutes with the juices on the bottom of the pan. Whenever the drippings evaporate, add stock to moisten them, about 1 to 2 cups at a time. Remove aluminum foil after 2 1/2 hours. Roast until a meat thermometer inserted in the meaty part of the thigh reads 180 degrees F (80 degrees C), about 4 hours.
Transfer the turkey to a large serving platter, and let it stand for at least 20 to 30 minutes before carving.

Recipe for mashed potatoes:
6 medium russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
½ cup warm milk
¼ cup butter
¾ teaspoon of salt
A dash of pepper

Place potatoes in saucepan and cover with water. Cover and bring to a boil; cook for 20-25 minutes or until very tender. Drain well. Add milk, butter, salt, and pepper; mash until light and fluffy.

Recipe for mac & cheese:
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
3/4-teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 (8 ounce) package elbow macaroni
2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 (8 ounce) package processed American cheese, cut into strips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Sautee the onion for 2 minutes. Stir in flour and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in milk, salt, mustard and pepper; cook, stirring frequently, until mixture boils and thickens.
Meanwhile, bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add macaroni and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
To the milk mixture add the Cheddar and American cheeses; stir until cheese melts. Combine macaroni and cheese sauce in a 2-quart baking dish; mix well.
Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.

If I could have help cooking from one person, it would be my mom. I love the food my mom cooks and she is very experienced.

Bibliography: the recipes came from:

Wyatt R said...

If I could make a turkey I would take out all the gross parts and cook it for about 2 hours on 250 degrees. I would have the sides be mash potatoes and doughnuts(yes for real). If I could choose anyone to help i would choose my mom because she is a good cook.

Aiden N. said...

Aiden N.

My meal was good because I had my godmother famous pumkin pie and her carrot cake. It was awesome because most of my families were there.
These are the ingridients for our thanksgiving meal. Rice, beans, macarroni, cheese, onions, peppers, ground turkey, turkey, letuce, carrots, tomatoes, cuccumbers, eggs, milk, nutmug, cinamon, extract, ricota, tomatoe paste, oil.
If I had to cook my turkey and the side dishes I guess I would start of by cleaning the turkey then seasoning it. I would steam all vegetables because it seems to be easier.
The person who I will pick to cook with is my godmother because she makes the best desserts in the world in my opinion and I love sweets.

LucindaL said...

I would just buy a turkey at the super market and then I would just pop it into the oven. For the side dishes I would have cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes . For the cranberry sauce I would throw some cranberries in a pot with boiling hot water and wait till the cranberries pop. for the mashed potatoes I would mash some potatoes and add some milk and salt and then just mix it all together.

Jacob Z. said...

How to make a turkey.
Buy a frozen turkey let it defrost.
Rinse bird and take paper towel dry it inside and out.
Make my mothers famous stuffing let it cool. (she would not give me the recipe the nerve!)
I think its bread cubes and onions but who knows.
Then make my mothers famous turkey paste rub it all over turkey inside and out.
Add stuffing.
Tie legs.
Cook 20 minutes per pound at 350 degrees.
Take out of oven. Let it sit. carve. Then eat.
Mashed potatoes
You need
First peel the skin off.
Then cut in half.
Put in boiling water.
Cook till soft.
Take out of water. Put back in the pot.
Mash the potatoes add salt milk and butter.
Then eat.
If I could cook with someone it would be my mom because she loves to cook.

FelixG said...

If I needed help from anyone it will be my dad because he is a really good cook and almost every night he makes dinner and it is soooo good.

What I will make is some turkey, some string beans, and some rice.

The ingredients I need to make a turkey are...

1. A turkey big enough for a family of 10
2. 2 cups of broth or water
3. Some unsalted butter

How to prepare the turkey is...

1. Heat the oven to 450˚F.
2. Before putting the turkey in the oven, you rub salt, pepper, and butter into the turkey skin
3. Put some oranges and lemons inside the turkey for more flavor.
4. Put the broth in the roasting pan then put the turkey in the pan and in the oven.

How much time do you cook the turkey for...

1. About 3 1/2 hours
2. At about 45 minutes you should take the turkey out and put some hot broth on it to keep it moist.

How to make green beans is...

1. Wash your green beans
2. Trim off the ends
3. Steam them until they turn bright green.
4. When they are done cooking you can put some butter, salt, and/or lemon.

How to make rice is...

1. Put 2 cups of long grain rice into a rice cooker.
2. Add 4 cups of water
3. Set the rice cooker to cook.
4. When it beeps it is DONE!!!

This is my meal


Elizabeth M said...

My thanksgiving dinner would include a turkey, mashed patios and a seven layer salad.

1 Buy a frozen turkey
2 Clean the turkey
3 Preheat the oven for 350 degrees
4 Marinate the turkey
5 Bake the turkey for five hours or until golden brown
6 put basil or parsley on top
7 Serve and enjoy!
Basel (optional)
Parsley (optional)

1 Buy patios
2 Peal patios
3 Cook patios
4 Put butter on patios

Butter (optional)

1 Buy parsley, peas, iceberg lettuce, tomato's, Mayo, and onions
2 start with one ingredient and then put mayo on top of it and keep on going for the rest of the ingredients
3 Serve and enjoy!
parsley, peas, iceberg lettuce, tomato's, Mayo, and onions

That's what I would bring to thanksgiving.

Eddie R said...

My mom used some special ingredients.She used dried red peppers,adobo,onion,dried avocado leafs,and garlic.Then she blends it to make a sauce then she puts it on the turkey and puts it in the oven and cooks it for an hour and 30 minutes.

Amelia R. said...

I would choose my aunt Lily. I would choose her because she made the turkey this Thanksgiving and it was amazing! Also she might be the best chef in our whole family. My meal would be one 6 pound turkey some sweet potatoes, with marshmallows,and some mac and cheese. I would make tukey like this:

1. Heat up turkey for 1 hour-1hour and 30 min.
2. Warm up apple cider for 5 seconds
3.Take out turkey
4.Glase it with cider
5.Cook it for alittle bit more (25-50 min.)
6. Take it out
7. Let it cool for 5-15 minutes

Elijah P said...

1. Clean the turkey
2. Season the turkey with salt and pepper inside and out the turkey
3. Cut a lemon and onion in-half
4. Get a carrot and cut the carrot in-half
5. Sprinkle olive oil on the turkey
6. Add celery inside the turkey
7. Put lemon ,onion and carrot inside the turkey
8. Turn oven temperature on 350 and let the turkey cook until the turkey is finish
That is how you cook a turkey

Ella.F said...

I would choose my Grandmother to help me cook Thanksgiving dinner because she has been cooking Thanksgiving dinner for 30 years now. She makes it really good.

I would make a turkey that is 13 pounds and stuffing and rice. I would make the turkey with these ingredients...

- A pot
- tongs
- serving plate
- Adobo seasoning
- stuffing

I would then make the rice and use these ingredients...

- A bag of yellow rice
- A pot
- spoon
- capers
- pitless olives (green)
- red peppers
- gondules beans
- water

Next I would make the stuffing. I would put these ingredients...

- ground beef
- ground pork
- seasonings
- olives
- gondules beans

This would be my spanish Thanksgiving feast. Happy Thanksgiving!

Bruno N.R. said...

My family has a tradition of making turkey tacos for Thanksgiving, so that is what I am writing about.I would choose my twin ,Tess,to help me because I know her well.My sides would be white rice and cranberry sauce.

Ground turkey tacos

Ground turkey
Taco shells
Turkey gravy

1.Chop onions[optional]
2. Sautee onions in pan[optional]
3.Add turkey to pan and brown
4.Serve in taco shells with turkey gravy

Cranberry Sauce

Food processor

1. Put cranberries and oranges into food processor
2.Add sugar
3.Press pulse until roughly pureed
4.Let sit in fridge for a week[not kidding!]

White rice

White rice
Rice cooker

1.Put 2 cups of water and 1 cup of rice in the rice cooker
2.Add a pinch of salt
3.Cook until done
4.Serve in the tacos

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gabrielle.M said...

I would chose my Grandma Caryn.I would chose her because she is really good at cooking!My meal would be a turkey with some mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce.

Here's how I would make it…

1. I would heat up the turkey for about an hour
2. Take out turkey
3. Spice up turkey
4.Let it cool for 10 minutes
5. Enjoy!

Jared S. said...

The way I would cook my turkey is: put herbs and spices on the turkey, cook the turkey liver, cook the turkey for 2and a half hours. The side dishes would be mashed potatoes and stuffing. The person I would choose to help me cook would be my mom. I would choose my mom because she is good at cooking.

Stella .M said...

I would roast a turkey and for my side dishes I would make mac and cheese and broccoli because they are my favorite.
How to roast a turkey:
1. Rub butter and salt and herbs on the turkey
2. Put turkey in a roasting pan, roast in the oven at 450 degrees for 30 minutes
3. Lower the oven to 300 and roast for 3 hours or until a thermometer in the turkey reads 165
To make mac and cheese:
1. Boil the pasta in a pot of water for 10 minutes. Drain pasta and set aside
2. Make a sauce with flour, butter, milk and cheddar cheese. Add dried mustard, onion powder, nutmeg and paprika to season
3. Add pasta to this sauce and pour everything into a dish to bake in the oven at 350 for 30 minutes
To make broccoli:
1. Cut off florets and place in a pan with boiling water. Boil for 6 minutes.
2. Drain broccoli, add butter to melt over broccoli and salt

GordonC. said...

I am going to cook a turkey and my two sides are mashed potatoes and biscuits.
For the turkey I will need:
-turkey, salt, olive oil
For the mashed potatoes I will need:
-potatoes, butter, milk and salt
For the biscuits I will need:
-baking soda, flour, milk, butter,sugar and salt
I am going to put the salt and oil on the turkey and roast it in the oven.
I will boil the potatoes until they are soft, and then strain them. Then I will add the butter, milk and salt.
To make the biscuits, I put all the measured ingredients in a bowl and mix until it forms a dough. i pat the dough until its flat and use a glass to cut the biscuits into circles. I put them on a tray and bake them in the oven.
I would want my dad to help me because he is a really good cook and because he knows really good food to put in.

Wesley C. said...

I would cook the turkey with my Uncle Alec. He is awesome at cooking, especially a turkey.Alec would help me because I'm not aloud to use the oven alone.

1)Buy a turkey
2)Unwrap the turkey
3)Preheat oven to 350
4)Take out the insides
5)Wash the turkey
6)Pat it dry
7)Season the turkey
8)Then put the turkey into the oven
9)Take the turkey out of the oven after four hours


Cranberry sauce:
1)Open the can
2)Pour the cranberry sauce into a bowl

1)Peel the potatoes
2)Boil the potatoes
3)Drain the potatoes
4)Mash the potatoes with milk and butter


Sylvie G. said...

I would have a really big turkey so I could share it with cousins, other family and friends, also I would have leftovers. For side dishes I would have mashed potatoes of course, and caramelized bacon which my aunt Dana makes really well, so I could learn from her.

1. I would fist find a big enough pan to hold a 18 POUND turkey.
2. Preheat oven to around 350.
3. Prepare the bird:
rinse, dry, salt, stuffing inside, rub with garlic, and finally tell the turkey it's going to be okay.
4. next you put it in the pan and into the oven.
5. Leave the bird to cook and work on other parts of meal.

Side dishes
Mashed potatoes
1. Cut about 15 mid-sized potatoes.
2. Place in boiled water for about 20 minutes.
3. Draine potatoes and return them to pot.
4. Add milk, salt and butter.
5. Now, the best part, find smallest masher in house and MASH!

1. Make a bed of brown sugar in pan by patting with your hand.
2. Place bacon down in sugar.
3. Do same with brown sugar over the bacon.
4. Put it in oven at 360.
5. Keep checking it until the sugar is a liquid.

Jeremaih.C said...

It would have had,
fresh bread, a really good salad dressing to go with it, and mashed potatoes and really, really good stuffing. The ingredients would be:

Salad Dressing: 1/2 cup red wine vinegar, 1/2 cup olive oil, a little tiny teensy bit of water, parsley flakes, and mustard.

Mashed Potatoes: boiled potatoes, mashed.

Turkey: turkey and seasoning.

The directions for turkey:

Cook in oven for two hours until roasted.

Directions for mashed potatoes:

Boil potatoes until easy to mash, about 30-40 minutes.

Directions for salad dressing:
Take all ingredients and mix in salad dressing container.

I would choose my Mom to help cook because she's good at making bread and a lot of other things that I would eat at my Thanksgiving dinner.

Erik B said...

I would choose my Grandma to help me cook because she makes the turkey every year and a great cook and a lot of experience being a chef. My meal will be great with Mac and cheese and
Cranberry sauce
How to Cook a Turkey:
Ingredients for Turkey
Turkey (Main)(Any Size)

Cooking the Turkey:
1.) Clean off Turkey
2.) Season Turkey with Salt, Pepper, Garlic and Paprika
3.) Preheat Oven 350 Degrees
4.) Cover with aluminum foil and bake in oven for 4-5 Hours until Brown and Golden
5.) Take out Turkey
6.) Let it cool down before cutting it
7.) Serve it and Enjoy

How to make Mac and Cheese:

1 Lb Elbow macaroni
1 Stick of Butter
1/4 cup flour
4 Cups milk
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
Dash of hot sauce
How to make Homemade Mac and cheese:
1.) Put 1/2 tsp. salt in large pot full of water and boil on stove with 1 pound elbow pasta
2.) Melt 1 stick of butter in a medium sauce pan over a medium-low heat stove
3.) Grate a pound of sharp cheddar cheese while butter is melting
4.) Add 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
while stirring let the flour thicken the butter for 5 minutes
5.) Add the cheese to the butter pan and let it melt for about 5 minutes
6.) Add 3 cups of milk to butter mix
7.) Put 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. pepper
8.) Add a dash of hot sauce
9.) Pour the Butter mixture in the Large pot on the stove and make the heat low
10.) let cook for 2 minutes
11.) Serve and Enjoy
How to make Mash Potatoes

8 to 10 medium baking potatoes
1 stick butter
1/2 to 3/4 cup milk, 2 percent or whole
Parsley flakes
Olive Oil
Electric Mixer (Hand held is fine)
Sour cream (Optional)
How to make Mashed Potatoes:

1.) Peel Potatoes under running water
2.) Put potatoes in water in a pot over a stove Medium heat
3.) remove from heat and drain any water leave potatoes in a sauce pan
4.) use a electric mixer to mash up the potatoes
5.) Add about half a stick of softened butter to the sauce pan
6.) And half a cup milk to start
7.) Mix it on stove for medium-high
8.) slowly add the rest of the butter to it and the milk and sour cream (Optional)
9.) if the potatoes are too thick add a little more milk a table spoon at a time
10.) Put in any container and enjoy!

Olivia T. said...

My Thanksgiving dinner table would have broccoli, macaroni and cheese and turkey. I would cook the turkey like this
1.Brine the turkey.
2.Heat the oven to 450.f.
3.Pour two cups of broth or water in the roasting pan.
4.Put the turkey in the oven and turn the heat down to 350.f.
5.Every 45 minutes remove the turkey from the oven.
6.Then take a spoon and scoop up the liquids and drizzle it on the turkey. My uncle flips the turkey over ,but you don't have to.
7.Check the temperature in three different places: the breast ,the outer thigh, and the inside thigh.
8. Let the turkey rest for at least 30 minutes.
9. Then carve the turkey.
10. Serve and enjoy your meal

That is how I would cook a turkey.

Amarya Lm said...

If I was in charge of making thanksgiving dinner, I would make a turkey, (of course), cranberry sauce, and mashed sweet potatoes with marshmallows.

• Good sized turkey
• A cooking pan
• Brush(for vegetable oil)
• Vegetable oil
• Meat thermometer
• Foil
• Any type of vegetable

How I would cook the turkey…

1. I would pre-heat the oven to about 325 to 350 degrees.
2. Place the turkey in a cooking pan, with its chest facing up.
3. Spray or brush on vegetable oil, to add crisp.
4. Then just keep track of the bird’s temperature by putting in a meat thermometer in its thigh (so it is safe to eat later on).
Then I would place my turkey in the oven once it is pre-heated to about 325 to 350 degrees.
1. When your turkey is two-thirds of the way done cooking, you should wrap the chest of the bird and the drumsticks in foil, so your turkey stays moist. Also, if you want to, you can add vegetables to the pan,(for extra flavor).
2. Make sure your turkey is not sticking to the bottom of the pan.
3. Before you serve your turkey make sure it is at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
9.Let your turkey sit for 15 minutes to cool of
before serving, and carving.
10. Serve, sit down, and enjoy!

Here is how I would make the cranberry sauce…
• 1 cup (200 g) sugar
• 1 cup (250 mL) water
• 4 cups (1 12-oz package) fresh or frozen cranberries
• Optional Pecans, orange zest, raisins, currants, blueberries, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice.

1 Wash and pick over cranberries. In a saucepan bring to a boil water and sugar, stirring to dissolve sugar. Add cranberries, return to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer for 10 minutes or until cranberries burst.
2 At this point you can add all number of optional ingredients. We typically mix in a half a cup of roughly chopped pecans with or without a few strips of orange zest. You can add a cup of raisins or currants. You can add up to a pint of fresh or frozen blueberries for added sweetness. Spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg or allspice can be added too.
3 Remove from heat. Cool completely at room temperature and then chill in refrigerator. Cranberry sauce will thicken as it cools.
Cranberry sauce base makes 2 1/4 cups

• 4 pounds of red-skinned sweet potatoes (yams), peeled, cut into one inch pieces
• 2/3 cup packed golden sugar
• 5 tablespoons of butter
• 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
• ½ teaspoon of salt
• ¼ teaspoon of ground nutmeg
• pinch of ground ginger
• 2 cups of miniature marshmallows
• ½ cup of sliced almonds

Here is how I would make the special mashed potatoes…

Preheat oven to 375°F. Arrange potatoes in 13 x 9 x 2-inch glass baking dish. Combine sugar, butter, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and ginger in heavy small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Pour over potatoes; toss to coat. Cover dish tightly with foil.
Bake potatoes 50 minutes. Uncover; bake until potatoes are tender and syrup thickens slightly, basting occasionally, about 20 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 500°F. Top potatoes with marshmallows and nuts. Return to oven; bake until marshmallows begin to melt and nuts begin to brown, about 3 minutes.

if someone could help me with cooking dinner I would choose my mom. I would pick her because she is a really really good cook.


Margo V. said...

My meal will have turkey, mashed potatoes, and green beans.

The ingredients for cooking the turkey are:

the directions are:
1)preheat oven to 325 degrees
2)cover turkey in salt/pepper
3)brush with melted butter
4)tent with foil and cook for 2 hours
5)baste with melted
6)cook for 1 hour at 425 degrees

ingredients for mashed potatoes:

1)peel and cut up potatoes
2)boil potatoes for 20 minutes
3)drain potatoes and add butter and milk
4)mash potatoes
5) add salt and pepper
6) dig in

ingredients for green beans
- green beans
- salt/pepper

1)boil green beans until soft - about 5 minutes
2)drain green beans
3) add salt and pepper

I would ask Opa (my grandpa) to help me cook because he has cooked a lot of thanksgiving dinners and he is a fantastic cook!

Nora C. said...

I am not sure how to make a turkey. I would choose my mom to help me make the dinner though, I would do this because my mom has many recipes for turkeys that are really good.

As a side dish, I would choose mashed potatoes (a classic) and pasta with pesto sauce (my favorite food).

There would also be cranberry sauce for those who want it. There would be lots of apple and pumpkin pie for dessert.

Amelia J said...

!.Figure out how many people are coming then buy the turkey
2.Wipe it down inside and out with a paper towel
3.Now you want to put seasoning on the legs, thighs, and everywhere
4.Tie the legs together to help keep he juice inside the turkey and to use skewers to fasten the wings to the turkey
5.Now heat the oven to 325 degrees and put the turkey in and put the backside up put a aluminum tent over the turkey
6.Turn back of pan to front after ca. 1 1/2 hrs
7.Turn breast side up after 3 to 31/2 hrs.
8.Roast till instant thermometer in thickest part of thigh registers 175 to 180 degrees
9.Take it out of the oven onto a rack for at least 20 minutes before carving

MatthewW said...

My Thanksgiving meal would be breakfast because I like breakfast a lot. My turkey would be turkey sausage patties from DiPaola turkey farm and my side dishes would be blueberry pancakes and scrambled eggs. The ingredients for the turkey would be turkey sausage and syrup (optional), the ingredients for the eggs would be eggs and milk and the ingredients for the pancakes would be flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, eggs, milk, blueberries and syrup (optional).

The way I would prepare the turkey would be:
1. put it in a frying pan, on a stove that was on medium heat
2. cook each side for 4 minutes
3. remove from pan
4. then would drench it in syrup.

The way I would make the eggs would be:
1. crack them into a bowl
2. mix milk into the bowl with the eggs
3. then I would butter a pan
4. put the mixture into a pan
5. put the pan on the stove and mix the eggs and milk until it was done.

The way I would make the pancakes would be:
1. combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in a bowl
2. combine eggs and butter in another bowl
3. then I would mix the wet and dry ingredients
4. after that I would spoon the batter into lumps on a pan, which was on a stove on medium heat
5. add the blueberries to the pan cakes
6. I would flip them over once the bubbles on that side popped
7. I would take them out of the pan once they were golden brown
8. then I would drench them in syrup.

The person who would help me cook would be my mom because she is good at cooking.

Erick.M said...

I would choose my mom because she knows how to cook delicious. My two side dishes are mash potatoes with gravy and corn. My meal will be delicious and scrumptious. My directions are:
Turkey ingredients
1. 14 pound turkey
2. Paprika
3. Garlic
4. Onions
5. Salt
6. Pepper
Blend all ingredients and season turkey as least one day prior to cooking at 375 degrees for three hours.
Mash potatoes and gravy ingredients
1. Potatoes
2. Gravy
3. Turkey broth
4. Butter
5. Salt
6. Milk (regular)
Peel potatoes then boil them for half an hour. Smash the potatoes until they are smooth when ready put the salt, butter, and milk. Open gravy bottle and pour it into a pot heat for 10 minutes.
Corn ingredients
1. Corn
2. Pot
Take frozen organic corn and put in hot boiling pot. Let the corn cook for 5 minutes.

This is my Thanksgiving meal !

DovA said...

I would have an unstuffed roasted turkey with the side dishs of sweet potatoes with marshmallows on top, and a second side of green beans.

Onion powder
Garlic powder

1. Preheat oven to 325° F. Drain juices and pat dry with clean paper towels.

2. Place turkey breast side up on a flat rack in a shallow roasting pan 2 to 2½ inches deep.

3. Turn the wings back to hold the neck skin in place. (Tucking the wings will help stabilize the turkey in the pan and when carving) Brush or spray skin lightly with vegetable or cooking oil for best appearance. If wanted brush on oil and then put on, Onion powder, Paprika, Garlic powder.

4. Insert an oven-safe meat thermometer deep into the lower part of the thigh without touching the bone.

5. Place your turkey in the oven.

6. When the turkey is about ⅔ done, loosely cover breast and top of drumsticks with a piece of foil to prevent overcooking.

7. Your turkey is done when temperature is 180° F in thigh and 165° F in breast or stuffing.

8. Lift turkey onto platter, and let stand for 15 minutes before carving


Please credit this recipe to:


Sweet potatoes
Brown sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350

2. Peel and cube sweet cube sweet potatoes

3. Add brown sugar and cinnamon and butter

4. Place in oven for 1 hour

5. Place marshmallows on top for last 5 minutes of cooking

Credit Jody alperin for recipe




1 lb. (actually, just a little bit more…maybe 1 1/8 lb.) fresh green beans
1/2 red onion, sliced
3-4 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
olive oil
2 Tbsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
Lots of freshly ground black pepper

1. Snap off ends of beans

2. Blanche the beans

3. Stir fry onions and garlic

4. Add beans

5. Mix the sugar, soy sauce, and salt

6. Add sauce to bean mixture

7. Stir fry for 2 minutes

Credit for the recipe

DovA said...

Part 2 of my post. The person who I would have help me is my grand mother my Bubbe.I would have her help me because she knows all the recipes and shes good at cooking.

Maggie W said...

My Thanksgiving

In my meal I would have a turkey, cranberry sauce and sweet potatoes.
For the turkey I would need:
1) turkey
3)salt and pepper

For the cranberry sauce I would need:

For the sweet potatoes I would need:
1)sweet potatoes
2)brown sugar

The directions for the turkey are:
Rub the turkey all over with salt and pepper.
Stuff the turkey with the stuffing.
Put he turkey in the oven.

The directions for the cranberry sauce are:
Simmer the cranberries with some sugar and a bit of water.

The directions of the sweet potatoes are:
Bake the sweet potatoes until soft.
Mash them.
Melt suger and butter in a sauce pan.
Add sweet potatoes.

I would pick my dad to help me. I would pick him because he is the best cook in the world. He is usually the one who makes the turkey on thanksgiving.

CalvinR said...

I would have my mom help me cook because she taught me these recipes. I would have an 8 pound turkey and...

Throw it in a big glass dish, and throw it in the oven for about 3 hours at 350 degrees.

After this I would marinate it.

I would then add some salt and put it back in for another hour at 350 degrees.

Then, when it's finished, I would add some rosemary to it.

Side Dish
Mashed Potatoes

I would get a fork and stab holes all around the potato.

Then put it in the microwave.

I would then mash it with my fork until it's all white and mushy.

Then I would put it in a glass dish, and put it on the stove for about 30 minutes at around 350.

Side Dish
Rum-dipped Carrots

I would get a carrot and chop it up.

I'd put some rum on it, then put it in a pan and put it on the stove at 250 degrees for about an hour.

The rum would have been cooked in, and the carrots are delicious.

This has been my thanksgiving dinner.

Maggie M. said...

I would pick my grandmother to cook with me because she is a very experienced and good cook. The side dishes that I would prepare are mashed potatoes and green beans.

Ingredients for mashed potatoes:
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup milk
5 potatoes
salt and pepper
Ingredients for green beans:
2 cloves of garlic
2 pounds of green beans
Ingredients for turkey:
25 pounds of turkey
chicken stock
carrots and celery
1) Rub the turkey with salt 24 hours before cooking it. Before cooking it, stuff the inside with the carrots and celery.
2) Cook for 20 minutes per pound at 350 degrees.
3) Take it out every 2 hours and after about 8 hours take it out and let it rest.
Mashed Potatoes
1) Peel, cut and boil the potatoes.
2) Once they are cooked, drain, mash, and mix with the milk/cream and the butter.
3) Season to taste.
Green Beans
1) Boil the green beans. Once they are cooked, set them aside.
2) Saute the garlic and butter in a pan, then add the green beans.

Carter N said...

I would make a meal of turkey ,ham ,pumpkin and blueberry pie ,cranberry sauce ,and a side of mac & cheese. For the mac & cheese I would use macaroni and cheddar cheese I would also but milk and butter. For the ham I would buy a half of pre-sliced ham and put orange juice and brown sugar. I would buy store bought pies and cranberry sauce. Here are the directions for preparing a turkey:
#1. First you buy a turkey.
#2. Then you rinse the turkey in cold water.
#3. Then rub the inside of the turkey with salt and pepper.
#4.Rub buter underneath the skin
#5. Then you put herbs and lemons and orange slices on the inside.
#6. Finally you put it in he oven and go play football while its cooking.
I would choose my mom for a helper. I would choose her because she is a good cook and my mom.

Henry E. said...

To make the turkey, you will need
apple cider,
and water.
First, you rub the turkey with butter, salt, and pepper. Then you put it on a roasting rack in a pan with 1/2 cup of apple cider and a 1/2 cup of water in the bottom of the pan. Then you roast it at a 480 degrees temperature until the meat themometer says its done.

The way to make brussle sprouts is by first cutting the sprouts in half and tossing them with olive oil and salt. Then roast them for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

You can make sweet potatoes by roasting them at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Adriel D. said...

I would choose my cousin Aisha to help me with my meal. I chose her because she is a good cook. My meal will be able to feed my whole family. I will make one main dish and two side dishes.
My main dish will be Turkey and my side dishes Mash potato and Macaroni pie.

Turkey Ingredients:
1. One Turkey
2. Two limes
3. Seasoning

1. Buy a big Turkey
2. Unwrap Turkey
3. Take out anything unclean from the Turkey
4. Wash the Turkey with lime
5. Season Turkey.
6. Put it in the oven for 6hours.
7. Take it out and let cool.

Mash potato Ingredients:
1. 6 Idaho Potatoes
2. 3 tablespoon Butter
3. ½ cup Milk
4. ¼ pack Grated cheese

1. Put potatoes in pot to boil.
2. Peel the skin
3. Smash potato in a bowl.
4. Mix potato, milk, butter and grated cheese together.

Macaroni pie Ingredients:
1. 1 pack Macaroni
2. 1 ½ pack grated cheese
3. ½ cup Milk
4. Butter
5. 2 eggs

1. Boil the macaroni for 5minutes.
2. Strain the macaroni.
3. Put the boiled macaroni in pot and add milk, cheese, eggs and butter
4. Grease a baking pan.
5. Pour mixture into a greased baking pan.
6. Place into the oven to bake for 30 minutes.


IshanB said...

For Thanksgiving, I would cook a Tofu Turkey, cherry pie, and mashed potatoes.

For cooking the Tofurkey, here what you need:
-grocery store (you have to buy the stuff to make it there)
-Tofurkey Glaze

the directions are:
1) First go store
2) Purchase Tofurkey
3) Bring home
4) Read Tofurkey directions
5) Follow Tofurkey directions
6) Finish making Tofurkey
7) Pour Glaze over Tofurkey
8) Eat Tofurkey

For cooking the Cherry Pie, here what you need:
-Lady Bird bakery (you have to buy the pie there)
-Cherry Pie

the directions are:
1) First go Lady Bird bakery
2) Purchase Pie
3) Bring home
4) Heat pie in oven for 10 minutes
5) Take out pie from oven
6) Dig into pie
7) Option: Add whip cream if you purchased it with your trip to get Tofurkey

For cooking the mashed potatoes, here what you need:
-grocery store (you have to buy the potatoes)

the directions are:
1) First go grocery store
2) Purchase potatoes
3) Bring home
4) Wash potatoes
5) Boil potatoes
6) Peel potatoes
7) Mash potatoes
8) Add butter
9) Heat mashed potatoes in microwave for 2 minutes
10) Take out mashed potatoes from microwave
11) Eat the mashed potatoes
7) Option: Add hot sauce

I would ask my Mom to help me cook because she is a fantastic cook and can make all of this food!

Erik N said...

To help me I would choose my grandma because she is really good at cooking. For my sides I would have mashed potatoes (yum) and stuffing ( also yum). For dessert I would have apple pie (yum yum yum my favorite). I don't know how to cook turkey but it is good and cooked.

Sabine G. said...

I would have my Dad help me in the kitchen because he is great in the kitchen,and he cooks really well.My meal would be just classic meal.
I would have a turkey,mashed potatoes,and mac & cheese.

To cook mashed potatoes:
peel & boil potatoes
mash potatoes
pour hazel nut milk into potatoes
sprinkle truffle salt & truffle oil (mix)

to cook mac & cheese:
purchase Annies brand mac & cheese
boil pasta for 10 min.
dump in cheese

to cook turkey:
purchase turkey
cook turkey
drizzle gravy
get your grub on!

Claudia L. said...

My meal would be a turkey and mashed potatoes with cranberry sauce.

1.A turkey
6.6-8 large potatoes
10.half cup of milk
11. quarter cup of grated cheese
First pre heat the oven to 325, then take the turkey and rub it down with butter and salt it.Put it in the oven and cook it for 4-6 hours until it is done.
First peel the potatoes. Then boil them until they are soft. Then mash them up with a potato masher. Mix in milk butter and cheese until soft and tasty looking.
mix in 1 cup of sugar with 1 cup of water in one bole, and put in 3-4 cups of cranberries in another. Mix in as much cinnamon and nutmeg as you would like to taste. Next take a sauce pan and put in water and sugar mix and then pore in the cranberries. then simmer 10-15 minutes. When finished put the sauce in the fridge to cool.


KayleenC said...

1)I would go buy a turkey
2)then I would put the turkey in the oven
3)after I would take out the turkey and put it on the table and start doing mac - cheese with my mom

1)first I would go to the store and go buy mac-cheese
2)then I would boil the noodles for maybe 10 or 20minutes
3)after I would put the cheese while it is boiling
4) and still keep it boiling for 3 or 5 minutes
5)at last take out the mac-cheese and put it on a plate and the eat turkey with mac-cheese

NoahJ said...

I am going to make mac & cheese And broccoli with my turkey. I am going to put a lot of cheese in my macaroni and cheese because I like a lot of cheese, and it taste really good.
Then I am going to add cheese in my broccoli because that is the way I like it.
For my turkey I am going to add butter, olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, onion, and peprika then mix it in the bowl. I am going to put the mixture all over my turkey, cover it with aluminum foil and place it in the oven. It has to be in the oven for six hours.
If I could have one person helping me to cook it would be my mom's best friend Kenya. I would choose Kenya because she is a good cook and I like what she cooks.
Macaroni and cheese ingreidents:
Cheddar cheese
Broccoli ingredients:
Fresh-cut broccoli
Cheddar cheese
Turkey ingredients:
Olive oil

Eve N. said...


First, let your turkey thaw before cooking. The quickest way to thaw is to place the turkey in cold water. Change the water every 30 minutes till the turkey is thawed.

About a hour before cooking take your turkey out from the fridge to get it to room temperature. Then pre-heat your oven to 450F. Rub your turkey skin with butter and ground spices. This gives your turkey more flavor. Also place a few halved lemons and garlic cloves inside the turkey cavity.

Place the turkey in a roasting pan. Pour 2 cups of chicken broth into the roasting pan. Turn your oven down to 350F. The cooking time is about 13 minutes per pound. Every 45 minutes remove the turkey from the oven and baste all over with the liquids from the bottom of the pan.

Check the temperature with a meat thermometer before carving. The temperature should be 165F. Place the turkey on a carving board and cover with tin foil for 30 minutes before carving. You are ready to enjoy your tasty turkey.


Isabella B said...

I would choose my mom to help me cook because she is a very good cook and has experience. My meal would be very tasty and flavorful. My two side dishes would be green bean casserole and crispy holiday stuffing. The green bean casserole is:
1/3 cups
1(10 3/4oz.)can
3/4 cup
1/8 tsp.
4 cups
French fried onions
Condensed cream of mushroom soup- milk
cooked cut green beans
MIX soup,milk pepper, beans and 2/3 cup onions in 1 1/2 qt. casserole.
BAKE at 350 degrees F for 30 min.
TOP with remaining onions. Bake 5 min.
The crispy holiday stuffing is:
1/2 cup (1 stick)
1 1/2 cups
1 1/2 cups
1 14 ounces
2 cups
1 can (14.5 oz.)
1 cup
butter or margarine
coarsely chopped celery
coarsely chopped carrots
herb seasoned stuffing
French fried onions
chicken broth water
1.preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 3-quart baking dish. Melt butter in large pot; stir in vegetables and sauté for 5 min.
2.Add stuffing to pot and pour broth and water over mixture; stir until moistened. Add 1 cup of French fried onions and gently mix together. Spoon stuffing into baking dish.
3.Cover; bake for 10 min.Uncover, sprinkle with remaining 1 cup onions. Bake until onions are golden.
For the turkey,:
1:wash it
2:add seasoning and garlic
3:put in refrigerator for all night
4:Next day, put in oven and cook it 3 hours
5:After 3 hours, turkey is ready to be served.

Esha said...

How to cook a turkey?

1 gallon warm water
1 cup kosher salt
10 cloves garlic
12 -lb. fresh whole turkey
2 cups Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise
1/4 cup chopped fresh sage leaves
1/4 cup fresh thyme leaves
1/2 cup chopped fresh rosemary leaves
1/4 cup chopped garlic
1/4 cup chili flakes
Salt and pepper


1.Mix warm water, salt and garlic cloves in a container large enough to hold the bird AND the water. Refrigerate overnight.

2.Preheat oven to 375°. Mix Best Foods Real Mayonnaise, herbs, chopped garlic and chili flakes. Remove bird from brine and pat completely dry inside and out.

3.Spread mixture all around bird inside and out. Season lightly with salt and pepper and place in roasting pan, breast side up.

4.Roast until thoroughly cooked, about 4 1/2 hours

That is how I cook a turkey. if I had help I would ask my mother because she is good at cooking a turkey.

Happy Thanksgivig!

Caleb C. said...

My meal would be a Turkey(of course) with a side of mashed potatoes, stuffing, and Crandberry sause.

Ingredients list:
Mashed potatos,salt,potatos,pepper, butter.
Stuffing, Bread, onions, celery, chincking broth, spices.
Crandberry sause, Sugar, cranberies.

Roast the turkey in the oven.
boil mashed potatoes until they are soft drain the water out,add butter salt milk and mash them.
mix all the ingredients together and stuff them in the turky.
boil the crandeberrys in sugar.

If i could have help cooking from one person it would be my mom. I would choose her because she makes really good food and is well

Chloe P. said...

I am going to teach you how to make cranberry sauce mash potatoes and also how to cook a turkey.
cranberry sauce:
how to make it:
boil water in pot on stove
add sugar mix with spoon till water bubbles
then pour into bowl then put cranberries put in fridge... EAT!!!!!!
mashed patatos:
How to make it:
peel potatoes with peeler
put potatoes in blender then put in pan then on stove put some butter in the pan then salt mix till they are one with the potatoes ... EAT!!!!!!
How to cook a turkey :
oven with rotisserie
how to cook it:
take turkey and flavor it which ever way you want with butter, olive oil anything you want
put rosemary between the creases in its legs put in rotisserie set ovine at 103 d.g.s ... EAT!!!!
If I Had to ask somebody to help me cook a turkey it would be my mom. It would be her because she's cooked a turkey many times and they'v never been burnt or messed up in any way. I hep you try these recopies at home and do so with you'r family because thats what thanksgiving is all about.

Tommy A. said...

My meal would be a turkey with gravy on top of it and I would have green beans and salad with a little bit of Italian bread to help me eat my turkey and eat the gravy on top of it.

-salt and pepper

-First you season it with salt and pepper
-fill the turkey with stuffing inside
-add carrots and celery all around it and roast it in the oven for five hours
-don't forget to baste the turkey so it won't dry out
-steam the green beans until tender
mix green beans with melted butter,garlic,and salt and pepper

I would like to do it with my dad because he has a lot of experience with cooking for people at thanksgiving

Yasnil S. said...

I will choose my mom to cook with me. I would choose her because she is a good cook and she has a lot of experience. My directions are:
1)Defrost turkey
2)Put in lemon bath
3)Season with garlic, adobo, and cooking wine
4)Preheat oven to 400 degrees
5)Put turkey in oven for 2 hours
6)Leave for 1 more hour in the oven so the turkey can toast
My directions are:
1)Take out can of black beans, adobo, 4 cups of rice, chicken Brillion, onions, garlic, and green pepper
2)You put the beans with the chicken Brillion, onions garlic, and green peppers and last but not least you add the rice
3)Put fire on low
4)Put pot on oven
5)Wait for 20 minutes
6)Stir ingredients
7)Wait for another 20 minutes
8)Then it ready
My directions are:
1)Defrost pork
2)Put in lemon bath
3)Season with garlic, adobo, and cooking wine
4)Preheat oven to 390 degrees
5)Put pork in the oven for 2 hours
6)Take out pork and take out lemon
7)Turn pork over
8)Put pork in the oven for 1 hour or until toasted
9)Now it’s ready
10)Serve food

RonaldoC said...

I would chose my mom to help cook the turkey because.She got more experience then any one else in my house. Even if my dad knows how to cook my mom cooks better.My meal is turkey with salad. INGREDIENTS Garlic,pepper, oregano,onion,oil,salt, tomatoes,lettuce. DIRECTIONS.wash the turkey with lemons and warm water.Put into the blender garlic,pepper and oregano.Now with a little brush, brush the with turkey all the ingredient i said before.Now for the salad,cut the lettuce,wash it,after you wash it add oil vinegar salt and pore it over the lettuce.KNOW YOU CAN EAT.

LouisaH said...

My meal would of course include turkey, with a side of mashed potatoes and also stuffing with cranberry sauce.
Steps: Roast turkey in oven with sweet potatoes. Boil potatoes in water, pour out the water, add salt, pepper, and butter, and mash the potatoes!Put the stuffing (bread, garlic, spices, etc.) in the turkey, and when the turkey is fully cooked, take out the stuffing.
If I could be helped by one person it would be my mother because she has much more cooking experience then myself. Also I love her.

MylesB said...

If I could chose someone to cook with I'd choose my mom because she knows how to cook. I would cook fried turkey with stuffing and fried rice.
Fried Turkey
• Ingredients
• 8-10 lb Turkey (completely thawed)
• peanut oil
• Buttery garlic Injection Marinade
• wire or turkey hanger
• neck and giblets removed from cavity
• pop-up timer removed
• pat dry turkey, inside and out
• inject turkey with seasonings
• insert turkey hanger
• Pour oil into the pot and heat till 350 degrees F
• Slowly lower turkey in the pot
• Cook turkey for approximately 15 minutes per pound
• Remove turkey and place on platter for carving
• Stuffing
• Ingredients
o 1 package of dry corn bread mix
o 2 tablespoons of butter
o 1/2 cup of chopped celery
o 1 small onion chopped
o 2 eggs beaten
o 2 cups of chicken stock
o 2 tablespoons of dried sage
• Directions
o Prepare the dry corn bread mix according to package directions. Cool and crumble.
o Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease one 9x13 inch baking dish.
o In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and sauté the celery and onion until soft.
o In a large bowl, combine all ingredients mix well.
o Place into prepared dish and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes
• Fried Rice
• Ingredients
o 6 strips of bacon cut into 1/2 inch pieces
o 1 egg, beaten
o 8 green onions and tops, sliced
o 4 cups of cold, cooked rice
o 1 tablespoon minced garlic
o 3 tablespoons of soy sauce

• Directions
o Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Move bacon to the side of the pan; add egg and scramble. Move egg over and add green onions to the skillet; saute for about a minute. Stir in the rice, add garlic and soy sauce. Toss until mixture is well blended and heated through.

Amjad R. said...

For this Thanks Giving I had a 12 pound turkey.It was stuffed with rice, ground meat and pinnulys. First we cleaned the turkey, then we put it on a big plate.Then we stuffed it and last we put it in the oven for 2 hours and 30 minutes.If I could have help cooking from anyone it would be my mom. She is a good cooker and is experienced.

Nolan.M said...

My meal would be tasty and freshly cooked. I would have a side dish of creamy mac & cheese and stuffing. I would pick my sister to help me because she is a good cook.

Creamy mac & cheese ingredients:
1 bowl of pasta
2 cups of cheese
preheat the oven 360 degrees
bake for 20 minutes
wait for mac & cheese to cool

Stuffing ingredients:
cut up bread until it is cut into little pieces
put some dill on it
and cook it for 20 minutes

Turkey ingredients:
take inside out of turkey
preheat oven 360 degrees
cook for 12 hours
let cool

All the foods will go on the table at the same time.

Ganden F said...

I would have a turkey, potatoes, and stuffing. The turkey would be cooked with lemon. The potatoes are gonna have butter after it is cooked. The stuffing will be stuffing plain.

First I would cook the turkey. Just before it goes in to the oven I would put lemon juice in the guts. Then cook it for two and a half hours.

The potatoes I would wrap it in tin foil and cook it for 1hour.

For the stuffing I would mix butter, celery, and water. Then cook it for a half hour.

If I had a helper, it would be my grandmother. She helped make are turkey. ( Which was really good). Plus she has lots of experience from cooking for my mom and two brothers.

zaiya said...

Zaiya R. 18/2/13

-15 pound turkey
-black pepper
-4 table spoons of unsalted butter(1/2)stick
-1/2 lemon
-1/2 onion quartered
-1 celery stick in 3 pieces

Step 1-
rub salt on turkey
put turkey on dish and put plastic wrape over it
Step 3-
refrigerate until next morning
Step 4-
Heat the oven at 350 heat and place in turkey
Roast 45min basting the turkey
After flip it and roast for 2 to 2 1/2 hr
Remove the turkey when the meat thermometer reaches 170 on the inner meat
Cranberry sauce ingredients
-1 bag 16 ounces cranberries
-1 2/3 cups suger
-1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
-1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
-1 cup water

cranberry sauce
put cranberries,sugar,cloves,and water in the same saucepan over medium heat 20min
put on simmer for 25min until thick

Mashed sweet potatoes ingredients
-sweet potatoes peeled
-3/4 cups milk
-1/2 cup butter

Mashed sweet potatoes
Step1-put potatoes in boiling water for 30min
Step2- after put in mixer on low
Step 3- add milk and butter

Enjoy creamy potatoes and juicy cranberry sauce with fat plump juicy turkey with it.

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Elliot H said...

Go to the grocery store and choose a turkey that would serve the family/ friends.
1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
2. Prepare by trimming excess fat and skin.
3. Sprinkle the inside and outside with salt and pepper.
4. Sprinkle with fresh chopped thyme and sage.
5. Baste with melted butter.
6. Roast for twenty min for each pound of the turkey until the internal of the turkey is 165 degrees.
7. Let the turkey sit or rest for one hour before carving.

laura.l.d said...

I would choose my dad because he is an AMAZING chef.
I would make turkey, mashed potatoes and corn.

directions for turkey
step 1)You preheat the oven to 500 degrees
step 2)Defrost the turkey
step 3)Clean the turkey
step 4) season the turkey with salt and pepper
step 5)stuff the insides of the bird with lemon, onion, herbs and more salt
step 6) tie drumsticks together
step 7) fold wings under bird
step 8) place bird in baking dish and surround with carrots, potatoes, onion , garlic and celery.
step 9)cover skin with oil salt and pepper
step 10) roast for 30 minuets at 500 degrees
step 11)reduce heat to 350 and baste every 30 minuets until done

directions for potatoes

step1) cut up 8 large potatoes into 4ths and add to a pot of boiling salted water
step 2)let potatoes boil until able to get a potato out easily with fork
step 3) drain potatoes out in a colinder then place potatoes in large bowl
step 4) mash potatoes with potato masher or large fork
step 5) add stick of butter, salt and milk until reaches consistency you desire
step 6)serve!

directions for corn

step 1) fill large pot with water and boil
step 2) shuck desired number of ears
step 3) place in boiling water
step 4) wait until water reaches boil again
step 5) turn off water and take the corn
step 6) serve with butter and salt

My meal will have decorations such as place cards, drawn turkeys ect. There will also be more food such as stuffing, cranberry sauce, salad and pomogranite seeds. That is my ideal thanksgiving with family.

Ella O said...

Our meal comes from traditions from the US, Slovakia, and Puerto Rico. I had turkey, mashed potatoes succotash, brussel sprouts, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and pasteles. For dessert we had sweet potato pie, apple pie, pumkin pie, cocnut pie

(1) Citrus turkey with lemon and orange and thyme, oregano, butter, sage, and onion
(2) Brussel sprouts were cooked with bacon, coconut oil, and salt
(3) Succotash has lima beans and corn
(4) Mashed potatoes has cream, potatoes and butter
(5) The cranberry sauce has orange juice and zest, cranberry, lemon, and sugar.
(6) Pasteles are from puerto rico and have mashed yucca and pork and spices wrapped in a banana leaf.
(7) Pumpkin and apple pies were homemade with apples, pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and butter and condensed milk
(8) The stuffing had pears and bread and mushrooms and pancetta.

For the turkey, we melted the butter and herbs and then rubbed this all over the turkey, even under the skin. Then we stuffed the bird with onions, lemon, orange, and herbs. Then we put it in the oven and basted it every 30 minutes.

The pies we made the night before. The apple pie had 3 different kinds of apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar, clove, and a stick of butter. We bought the crust so that part was easy. Mix everything put it in the crust.

The pumpkin pie was a mix of condensed milk, pumpkin, nutmeg cinamin. We mashed it up and put it in the crust.

The stuffing had chopped pears, chopped mushrooms, pancetta bacon, and butter, and chopped bread. Everything was chopped and mixed together and we baked it in muffin tins.

Brussel sprouts were cooked in bacon and coconut oil and baked in the oven with salt.

My grandma made the pasteles with her secret recipe and we just had to boil them for 1 hour

I would choose help from my dad because he did most of the cooking with my mom and me.

SophiaH. said...

I would choose my dad to help me cook a Thanksgiving turkey. I would choose him because my dad is an awesome chef.

How to cook a turkey…
1. Wash the turkey
2. Make a brine solution out of salt and water
3. Brine the turkey over night for 24 hours
4. Season the turkey with your favorite spices like adobo, pepper, thyme, salt and other spices
5. Make stuffing with celery, carrots, and tiny pieces of bread
6. Put the turkey in the oven at 350%F
7. Bake the turkey for 4-5 hours
8. Pull the turkey out of the oven
9. Then cut the turkey into pieces

One side I would make is Sweet potato casserole…

1. Get 5 sweet potatoes
2. Mash the potatoes in a big bowl
3. Mix the mashed sweet potatoes with ½ cup of sugar
4. Put a little bit of milk in the potatoes then stir slowly
5. Pour the potatoes in a serving bowl
6. Get some pecans
7. Crack the pecans in a bag
8. Put the pecans on the stove with a sprinkle of cinnamon
9. Roast the pecans for 30 minutes
10. Turn off the stove then pour the roasted pecans on the potatoes
11. Put some marshmallows on top then bake everything for 1 hour

One side I would make is stuffing (not for turkey) …

1. Get dried cranberries, bread, apples, and cinnamon
2. Get 7 apples and cut them into tiny pieces
3. Get 2 baguettes of bread and cut them into small pieces
4. Pour 3 bags of dried cranberries into bowl also pour the pieces of apples and bread into the bowl too
5. Get 2 teaspoons of cinnamon and pour into bowl
6. Mix all together

Those are some family recipes that me, and my parents use to cook a good thanksgiving meal.

Julian C. said...

I'm Vegetarian...

Daniel S.-H. said...

My Thanksgiving Meal
My Thanksgiving meal would include dishes from Thanksgiving and Hanukah since they both fall at the same time this year. Both holidays have some really great food.
I would choose my grandma to help me cook. She makes a great brined turkey, so I'll do that too. I'd also make 2 sides, and they'll be potato latkes and a broccoli-wild rice casserole.
To make the brined turkey:
1. Make the brine, which is water, salt, sugar, and spices.
2. Put the brine in a container that's bigger than the turkey.
3. Wash the turkey well.
4. Put the turkey in the container totally in the brine.
5. Keep that in a cool place for at least 10 hours.
6. After 10 hours or more, take the turkey out and rinse it off.
7. Roast the turkey in the oven at 325º.
8. A 12 lb. bird will take 3 hours to cook.
9. After the turkey is cooked, take it out of the oven, slice and EAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
To make the potato latkes:
1. Grate some potatoes and onions.
2. In a bowl, combine eggs, bread crumbs, salt, baking powder, and pepper.
3. Stir in the potatoes and onions.
4. Heat vegetable oil in a big frying pan.
5. Drop the mixture by spoonfuls into the pan.
6. Flatten latkes.
7. Cook until both sides are crisp and golden.
8. Serve them hot and EAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
To make the broccoli-wild rice casserole:
1. Place rice and chicken broth into a saucepan and boil it.
2. Then reduce heat, let it simmer for about 40 minutes.
3. Boil broccoli pieces until bright green, then drain and let cool.
4. In a deep pan, saute onions, mushrooms, carrots, and celery in butter until golden-brown.
5. Add flour and cream and heat.
6. Turn the oven onto 375º.
7. In your casserole dish, layer your cooked rice and broccoli, then poor over your sauce.
8. On top, sprinkle buttered bread crumbs.
9. Then bake for about 20 minutes.
10. Take casserole out of oven, serve and EAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sophia K said...

The food I'm going to cook for thanksgiving is mashed potato, cheese biscuits and turkey.

1. Mashed potatoes:


Peel, boil and mash the potatoes
mix in butter and milk

2. Cheese biscuits:

1 cup Flour
1 package cheese
4 tablespoons butter
pinch salt
a little water

put ingredients in a bowl
smoosh it with fingers until it becomes crumbly
add a little water and smoosh some more
roll flat and cut with cookie cutters
bake in 450 oven 15 minutes


wash turkey breast
rub with olive oil and salt
put in pan on top of cut up onions and apples
cook in 450 oven for an hour
squirt turkey juice on top sometimes

I'd like my dad to help cook because he is a very good cook.

Ella N. said...

How To Cook Thanksgiving Dinner

I am making turkey, mac-n-cheese, and meat dressing.

How To Roast Turkey

olive oil


1.Buy a turkey.
2.Preheat oven to 325 F.
3.Take the turkey out of the package.
4.Remove bag from inside with all the parts from inside.
5.Rinse turkey off.
6.Rub olive oil and herbs on the turkey.
7.Put the turkey in roasting pan and into preheated oven.
8.Roast for 2-4 hours depending on size.Plan to have turkey done 25-30 minutes earlier, so that you can put the turkey on the platter and make gravy(your choice).
9.Put it on the table and dig in!


Package of pasta
Shredded cheese
Secret Spices(I can't spoil everything.Did you really think I would do such a thing?)


1.Boil pasta according to box directions.
2.Make cheese sauce out of butter, flour, milk,shredded cheese, and secret spices.
3.Stir pasta into cheese sauce.
4.Place in casserole dish and sprinkle top with buttered breadcrumbs.
5.Bake at 350 F. for 15-20 minutes.
6.When done place on the table and gobble, gobble, gobble it down.

Meat dressing

1 lb. of ground beef
2 lb. of ground pork
1 chopped onion(medium)

1 tbs.poultry seasoning
1 1/2 cups of breadcrumbs


1.Mix beef,pork and onions.
2.Put mix in pan.
3.Fill pan with water almost to the top of the meat.
4.Simmer for 1 hour.
5.Mix 1 tbs. of poultry seasoning and 1 1/2 cups of breadcrumbs.
6.Add it to the other mix.
7.Poor excess water out but save it in a seperate container over night just in case the meat gets dry.
8.Put in bowl,plate,or platter and get ready to eat.

It would be hard to pick just one person so I would pick both my mom and dad to help me cook because they are very good cooks and make yummy food.

Qies M. said...

1.Clean turkey from both the inside
2.Put the seasoning on the turkey
3.Put turkey in sized oven pot you choose
4. Drench the turkey in vinegar and sazon. You can also add garlic with any other spice you want. 5. Make sure the turkey is completely covered with these seasonings so it can give it taste.
6. After you drench it put it in water and slide it in the oven. 7. Cover the turkey in aluminum foil in the oven for about 2-3 hours depending on the size of the turkey.
1.Turkey broth
3.Mix them together until it gets thick
Mashed Potatoes-
5.Mashed Potatoes
Pumpkin Pie-
1.Pure pumpkin
2.Condense milk
4.2 eggs
2.Sweet pepper

A turkey in the middle of the table.With a bowl of salad,mash potatoes and rice on the side.
I would pick my mom because I love her cooking.

Kai B said...

Cooking a turkey is actually surprisingly easy. To prepare the turkey for roasting in the oven, first remove the giblets (and save for gravy or stuffing). Next, rinse the bird inside and out and pat dry with paper towels.

•If you are stuffing the bird, stuff it loosely, allowing about ½ to ¾ cup stuffing per pound of turkey.
•Brush the skin with melted butter or oil. Tie drumsticks together with string (for stuffed birds only).
•Insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the thigh. The thermometer should point towards the body, and should not touch the bone.
•Place the bird on a rack in a roasting pan, and into a preheated 350 degree F (175 degrees C) oven. To determine how long to cook a turkey, use this chart to estimate the time required for baking.
•Bake until the skin is a light golden color, and then cover loosely with a foil tent. During the last 45 minutes of baking, remove the foil tent to brown the skin. Basting is not necessary, but helps promote even browning.
•The turkey is done when the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F (75 degrees C) at the thigh.
also the two side dishes would be macaroni and cheese and mashed potatoes.

Elijah F. said...

My thanksgiving meal would be deep fried turkey with roast pork.My sides would bemac &chese and baked patato. here are some resipies It online...
Roast beef recipe

3 to 3 1/2 lbs (1.3 to 1.6 kg) of Boneless Rump Roast (pick an end cut with a layer of fat if you can)
Olive oil
8 slivers of garlic
Salt and pepper
You will need a meat thermometer

For the gravy:

Red wine, water, and or beef stock
corn starch
1 Start with the roast at room temperature (remove from refrigerator 1 hour before cooking - keep it wrapped). Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).

2 With a sharp knife make 8 small incisions around the roast. Place a sliver of garlic into each incision. Take a tablespoon or so of olive oil and spread all around the roast. Sprinkle around the roast with salt and pepper. Place the roast directly on an oven rack, fatty side up, with a drip pan on a rack beneath the roasting rack. This arrangement creates convection in the oven so that you do not need to turn the roast. The roast is placed fat side up so that as the fat melts it will bathe the entire roast in its juices.
Deep Fried Turkey
1 (10-pound) turkey
2 tablespoons House seasoning, recipe follows
2 tablespoons of your favorite dry rub
3 to 5 gallons peanut oil
Cooks Note: To measure the amount of oil needed to fry the turkey, place turkey in fryer, add water to top of turkey, remove the turkey and the water line will indicate how much oil will be needed to fry your turkey. Having too much oil can cause a fire. The pot should not be more than 3/4 full or the oil could overflow when the turkey is added.Wash bird inside and out, and allow to drain. Rub turkey all over with House Seasoning. Coat turkey with dry rub. Allow the bird to sit until it reaches room temperature.

Heat peanut oil in a turkey fryer or a very, very large stockpot to 350 degrees F. Lower turkey into hot oil, very carefully, making sure it is fully submerged. Fry turkey for 3 minutes per pound plus 5 minutes per bird. Remove turkey from oil and drain on paper towels.
Mac & cheese
1 (16 ounce) package macaroni
1 pound sharp Cheddar cheese, sliced
1 tablespoon butter
salt and pepper to taste
1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milkPreheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
Grease a 2 quart casserole dish. Place a quarter of the macaroni in the bottom, followed by an even layer of one-quarter of the cheese slices. Dot with butter and season with salt and pepper. Repeat layering three times. Pour evaporated milk evenly over the top of all.
Bake, uncovered, for one hour, or until top is golden brown.
baked patato
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
Grease a 2 quart casserole dish. Place a quarter of the macaroni in the bottom, followed by an even layer of one-quarter of the cheese slices. Dot with butter and season with salt and pepper. Repeat layering three times. Pour evaporated milk evenly over the top of all.
Bake, uncovered, for one hour, or until top is golden brown.
I would cook this with my mom because she cooks for the family.

Annie M said...

Along with my turkey, I would have Cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes. These are the steps to cook my turkey:
1.Rub it with salt and pepper
2. put onions and herbs inside
3. turn it upside and roast it for an hour
4.Flip it over again and roast it until it's done (depending on how big it was)
These are the steps for the mashed potatoes:
1.rinse the potatoes in water
2. peel them with a peeler
3.boil them
4.put them in a bowl and mah them
5.add butter, milk, salt and pepper
My steps for cranberry sauce is:
1.put cranberreys,sugar and water in a pot
2.cook them until they make cranberry sauce!
If I were to cook this dinner with someone, I would cook it with my aunt Sarah because she knows alot about cooking.
My ingredients for these dishes are. . .
2.salt and pepper

Taylor M said...

How my mom makes her turkey.
She cleans it and i help her make the stuffing for it. She puts it in a cooking bag so that way it dosen't dry out she leaves it in the oven for about 5 hours. We make mash potatoes, gravy, pork, rice and we have pies,cookies with icecream and brownies. When we set up the table for all of us to sit and eat everything looks so yummy. When we eat all of the food it taste so good. That was our thanksgiving.

Inua S.B. said...

My meal would be a turkey, stuffed with vegetables and two sides dishes, which would be mashed potatoes with gravy and corn bread.
The ingredients you will need are:
1. one cold turkey from the butcher shop
2. carrots, broccoli, onions, string beans, beans
3. salt and pepper
4. potatoes from the grocery store
5. gravy from the delicacy store, since I don’t really know how to make it
6. some corn meal, eggs, and yeast

What you need to do:
1. take the turkey and cut it open in the butt
2. cut up the carrots into circles
3. cut the broccoli into small chunks
4. cut the onions layer by layer, so that they are sun-shaped, like a rising sun
5. cut the string beans into little bits
6. take all the vegetables you cut, including the beans, and stuff them into the body of the turkey
7. add some salt and pepper into the turkey
8. put the turkey in the oven for approximately three hours and 15 minutes
9. peel the potatoes and boil them in hot water
10. smash the potatoes into hot milk, butter, and heavy cream
11. add some salt
12. take the corn meal, put into rectangular bowl and mix it with eggs and yeast
13. take turkey out and put cornbread mix in
14. put turkey on large plate and side dish in bowl

Who would help me and why:
I think my brother Yann would help me. I think this because he is a very good cook and he has made many deserts and knows a lot about cooking.

I hope you take my way of making the turkey and the two side dishes into consideration. Bon apetit!

DanielT. said...

I would make turkey, mac & cheese, and mashed potatoes. If I could have one person helping me cook it would be my mom because she's great at cooking. These are the ingredients.
Turkey: A turkey, salt, pepper, and butter
Mac & cheese: Macaroni, cheese powder (from the box), milk
Mashed potatoes: potatoes, salt, pepper milk, butter.
To make the mac & cheese follow the directions on the box.
To make the turkey you have to put it in the oven 350 degrees F. You put a meat thermometer in the turkey and cook it until it says 160.
To make the mashed potatoes boil them in water, then mash them, then add butter, milk, salt, and pepper.

Monica W said...

My mom is the best answer for a perfect turkey she makes the ingredients blend in well thats why my mom is the best person to make a turkey with.

(Ingredients for stuffing)

1pound(s) artisanal whole grain bread
4 slice(s) of bacon
1 medium onion, chopped
4 stalk(s) of celery, chopped
1 teaspoon(s) poultry seasoning
2 package(s) (8 ounces each) sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup(s) (loosely packed) fresh parsley leaves,chopped
1/4 teaspoon(s) of salt
1/4 teaspoon(s) ground black pepper
1 3/4 cup(s) ( or more, as needed) chicken broth

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Cut bread into 3/4- inch cubes and place in 15 1/2 by 10 1/2 jelly roll pan or large cookie sheet. Toast bread in oven 25 to 30 minutes until golden and brown, stirring bread halfway through toasting. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Meanwhile, cut bacon into 1/2- inch pieces. In 12- inch skillet, cook bacon on medium 8 to 10 minutes or until browned. With slotted spoon, transfer bacon to very large bowl.To bacon drippings remaining in skillet, add onion, celery, and poultry seasoning. Cook on medium- high 10 minutes.Add mushrooms and cook 10 minutes or until veggies are tender. To bowl with bacon,bread,veggie mixture,parsley,1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of ground pepper . Gradually drizzle in chicken broth until cubes are moistened. Use stuffing to fill cavity of 12 to 16 pound turkey. Cover dish with foil and bake stuffing in preheated 325 degree F oven 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake 20 to 25 minutes until lightly brown at top

1 Remove fresh turkey from any packaging
2 Remove neck and giblets from body
3 Rinse turkey well under cold water and pat dry with paper towel
4 With sharp knife remove wings tips ( up to joints)
5 Put stuffing in
6 Place turkey on tray and lightly salt all over. Leave uncovered in fridge over night and in morning bake at ( the tempeture in the stuffing)
Thats my perfect turkey

AidanA said...

my thanksgiving meal would a turkey, roles with butter and corn.
For the corn I would just put frozen corn in the microwave and heat it up.
I would just pull roles out of the box and set butter next to them.
1Thaw it in warm water.
2Heat oven at 450F.
3Rub salt and pepper on it.
4 Put 2 cups of water into roasting pan
5 Turn heat down to 350F
6 let cook for 3 hours.
7 every 45 minutes or so take the turkey out and scoop liquids off.
8 when done carve it.
9 serve.
I would have my mom help because she is a really good cook.

Zara J said...

The ingredients for making a turkey is: chicken broth, onion, thyme, lemon, salt, and pepper.

How to make macaroni and cheese is:cheese, butter, cream, salt & pepper.

How to make ham is: cloves, pineapple, cherry, glaze.

Beatrice D said...

I would cook a chicken instead of turkey. My side dishes would be mashed potatoes and apple slices.

List of ingredients
1 whole chicken
2 lemons
lemon juice
olive oil
6 potatoes
3 apples

put lemons inside chicken
sprinkle salt on top
put in oven for about an hour and a half till the skin gets crispy

peel skin off potatoes
cut potatoes into small pieces
boil potatoes in water
once they are soft you mash them
add salt, butter and cream

wash apples
slice the apples
put them on a dish and sprinkle cinnamon on top

I would like my mom because she cooks Thanksgiving dinner all the time.

Zachary H. said...

1 defrost the turkey.
2 preheat oven
3 put the turkey in the oven
4 bake for 2 hours
5 take the turkey out of the oven
6 make the gravy
7 put the gravy on the turkey
8 carve the turkey
9 get ready and EAT IT!!!

HaskellA said...

Cover the turkey with butter and rosemary.
Preheat the oven at 450.
Put mushroom sauce under the skin.
Cook it for 3 hours.
Baste every half hour.
Put stuffing into cavity 45 minutes before it's done.
I would have my Dad help me because he cooks very good meals.

Side Dishes
I would have string beans with butter all over them and salt. And I would have corn on the cob. And I would have a salad that my mom makes.

Bread crumbs
Chicken Broth
String Beans
Fresh Basil
Red Pepper
Homemade Salad Dressing (Shallots, Olive Oil, Red Wine Vinegar, Lime Juice, Honey Mustard, Basil, Salt, Pepper)

Thomas W said...

We wash the the bird and then pluck the remaining feathers out,then we olive oil the turkey then we season the turkey with salt,pepper,garlic,along with more herbs.
This year we added a blended criolla of celantro,some more garlic,peppwers and onions.
Then we stuffed the the turkey after we punctured it so the flavors would be all over the turkey.
In the pan add 2 cups of water,cover the turkey,stick in the oven for 4hrs baste every 1 1/2hrs until golden brown
Then time to eat!
I also like to eat the pineapple with cherries (mom usually puts it in the baked glazed ham).
And I like my grandmothers sea food.

Andrew.J said...

I would make a good turkey and a some good yams.
1 turkey, approx. 15 lbs.*
Juice of a lemon
Salt and pepper
Olive oil or melted butter
1/2 yellow onion, peeled and quartered
Tops and bottoms of a bunch of celery
2 carrots
Sprigs of fresh rosemary, thyme.
3 pounds garnet or ruby sweet potatoes (yams), peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
2 cups orange juice
1-1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
4 Tbsp butter
1 Get a large pot of water boiling and add a generous pinch of salt. Boil the sweet potatoes for 5-10 minutes, or until they are not longer crunchy; you will finish cooking them in a moment. Drain and set aside.

Sophia E. said...

To make the turkey, I would first have to rinse it with vinegar and water. Next I would need to make stuffing as a side dish which I would put inside the turkey. To make the stuffing, I would need to cut up onions and put it in a pan with butter. Add the breadcrumbs and then mix. Once it's all mixed together, I would put the stuffing into the turkey. Then I will need to sew up the turkey with large string and a large needle to close it up. Because if I don't, the stuffing may burst out of the turkey. I will add lots of butter to the outside of the turkey and then put it inside the oven. I will know when the turkey is done when the popper comes out of the turkey. I will need to baste the turkey and then add more butter to the outside of the turkey.
I would want my grandma to help me cook because she's awesome at cooking.
I would then make mash potatoes as another side. I would have to peel the potatoes then cut them up. I would boil some water and then add the potatoes. Once they are done, I would mash them with a potato masher, add milk, butter and salt and keep mashing.
So that's how I would cook a turkey and what two sides I would make for Thanksgiving dinner.

Stella.L said...

I could not cook thanksgiving dinner. My life is too busy right now it would just be to much. Also turkey makes me feel sick. So I would probably go online and order a turkey. My sides would be mashed potatoes and green bean casserole. I would choose my dad to help me because he is good around computers so although he has not ordered online before he could probably figure something out.

Jasmine D said...

Make sure your Turkey is not frozen.
Than take your turkey out of the wrapping.
Wash your turkey. No soap!
Season the turkey with olive oil and garlic.
Turn on the oven.
Put turkey in oven
Sides will be mashed potatoes with milk and butter, cranberry sauce from the can, and that is all that I like to eat.

JackW said...

I will have turkey, mashed potatoes, and corn on Thanksgiving.


How to make the turkey:
1. defrost your turkey
2. when the turkey is defrosted take out the innards of the turkey
3. preheat the oven while you prepare the turkey
4. put whole onions and garlic in the turkey
5. coat the outside of the turkey with butter, salt, and seasonings
6. place the turkey in the oven at 350 degrees for 4 hours
7. when done take the turkey out of the oven to cool
8. slice it up and eat it

How to make the corn:
1. peel off the husks
2. place the corn in a pot of water and boil
3. when the corn is done serve with butter and salt

How to make the mashed potatoes:
1. peel the skin off all the potatoes
2. cut the potatoes into smaller pieces
3. put all the potatoes into a large pot and cook until they are soft
4. once cooked drain all the water out of the pot
5. add milk and butter to the potatoes
6. mash them all together until smooth and serve

I would like my Mom to help me with the turkey because she is a great cook.

Jack B. said...

To cook a turkey, I would have my mom to help me because she always cooks it. This Thanksgiving I had turkey & gravy with these side dishes: stuffing, cranberry jello mold, and much, much more.


1. Order a turkey from your grocery store or farmers market. This year my turkey was 22 pounds (which is just a bit lighter than my dog.)

2. Rub it with salt and pepper and LOTS OF BUTTER and herbs.

3. Put it in the oven at 350 degrees and leave it there for 15 minutes per pound. Which is about five hours for my turkey.

4. Take it out and carve it.Then you use all the juice in the pan to make the gravy. ENJOY!

HOW TO MAKE CRANBERRY JELLO MOLD (It;s not moldy! It refers to the mold it's made in!)

1. Go to a store and buy everything you need: strawberry jello, cranberries, pineapple and walnuts.

2. Mix it all together with hot water.

3. Pour in the "mold"

4. Refrigerate until firm.

5. Enjoy (again!)


1. Take stuffing mix and mix with stock (a type of soup)

2. Add chopped onions, mushrooms and peppers.

3. Put in a pan in the oven with the turkey and cook until fluffy.

4. ENJOY! (Again, again!)

Owen D. said...

My family eats roast beef for thanks giving. If I were to prepare thanks giving for my family I would make a big turkey with a side of green beans and mashed potatos.

(1) turkey
(2) potatoes
(3) water for potatoes
(4) milk
(5) butter
(6) String beans
(7) water for stringbeans

(1)Wash the turkey.
(2)Put it in the a
roasting pan.
(3)Put it in the
oven for 4 hours.
(4)While that is
cooking put water
in a pot and put it
on the stove to
(5)Wash the potatoes
and put them in the
boiling water.
(6)Cook the
potatoes fore 20 min
(7)Dump the water.
(8)Put in buter and milk.
(9) Mash the potatoes.
(10) put water on to boil
(11) put string beans into boiling water
(12) cook for 7 minutes
(13) remove string beans from water and serve with mashed potatoes and turkey!

If I could have help from one person I would have Faith help me.

Owen D.

Maisy B. said...

My thanksgiving meal would be delicious!
It would have cranberry sauce, turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and cupcakes with a cookie turkey on it. The cranberry sauce would have a bit of orange juice on it to make it sour and tart. The would also be green beans. And the icing of the cupcakes would be vanilla with gold edible glitter and turkey cookie. there would also be an apple pie and a pumpkin pie. that would be my delicious, awesome, totally cool meal.

Michael S. said...

I would choose my dad to help me cook the meal. He is a very good cook.

I would make mash potatoes and macaroni and cheese with my turkey.


seasoning: salt, pepper, garlic powder
peanut oil


Wash the turkey
Rub the seasoning all over the turkey
Heat peanut oil in the deep pot fryer. Once the oil is hot (350 degrees), lower the turkey carefully into the pot. Take the turkey out in about one hour and drain on paper towel.

Mash Potatoes

In a large pot boil water
peel the potatoes and add them to the boiling water
Once the potatoes are soft, remove the pot from the flame and drain the water.
Add all the ingredients together and whip everything until smooth.

Macaroni and cheese
powdered cheese

Boil water in a large pot
Throw in the macaroni and cook for eight minutes.
Remove the pot from the flame and drain the water.
Add the powdered cheese, milk and butter and mix all together.

Place turkey on a nice dish and place it on the table with the side dishes.