Youngster’s tips: ‘First, stuff it with bread crumbs’

Published 12:47 am Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The stuffing of the Thanksgiving turkey is a tradition among many families, but some Straughn kindergarten students have a different take on how they would prepare the bird.

Anna Murphy said she would stuff her turkey with bread, apples, pizza and ice cream, and “cook it in the oven for 6 minutes.”

Another student, Cash Nelson, said he would also stuff his turkey with bread and pizza, but would also put corn in it.

“I would cook it on the stove until it was just right,” Nelson said.

Most of the students said they would stuff their turkey with bread, but many said they did not know how.

“I don’t know how,” Noah Fannin said. “I never learned why you stuff them.”

However, Fannin said he would stuff it with bread and little crumbs and cook in on the stove.

Anna Clinton said you have to bring the turkey inside the house first and cook it, but “you can put it on the grill.”

One student said she had no idea how to stuff a turkey, but would learn this Thanksgiving when her mom taught her.

“This is my first time cooking with my mom,” Gentry Powell said. “So I’ll know how to stuff a turkey then.”

Powell did say her mom put ranch dressing in the turkey and because it was so good, her family would be eating it all night long.

Turner Walters said he did know how to stuff a turkey.

“First, you cook the turkey,” Walters said. “Then you get some bread crumbs and stuff it all in the inside.”