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If kids were the cooks: Cottage Grove students share their Thanksgiving recipes

Cottage Grove Elementary School second-grade teachers Jean Aimonetti, Kirsten Bergherr, Michelle Jorissen and Sue Sershen selected these recipes from the ones their students wrote last week.

Students were asked to get recipes from their families and teachers helped them by showing how to list ingredients followed by the instructions. They also gave them the correct spelling for "ingredients."

In second grade, spelling is corrected but not for all the words so as to overwhelm students, according to teachers. By the end of the year, all spelling will be corrected.



1 20-pound turkey


Take the turkey and put a hole in it. Then wash the inside of the turkey. Then put the stuffing inside. Then bake the turkey in the oven for a half hour. Then take the turkey out of the oven to cool. Then you are done.

By Raushni Bumrah




2 cups of salt

1 cup of pepper

1 knife

First you have to catch the turkey. Next you put the turkey in the oven. Then you cook the turkey for one hour. Last you put salt, pepper, seasoning on it. Then you eat it.

By Jonah Frost



A cut turkey

Salt and peper

Barbecuw sauce

First you need to catch a turkey. Next put it in the oven. Then boil it. Last salt and peper. Put lots of barbecuw on it.

By A.J. Kosticks


Mash potatos

Some patatos and spices


You take a masher and put some putatos in a bowl and mash it little bit.

By Alexis Buresh


Sweet potatoes

10 cups of milk

Put in ten orange potatoes.

Then stir it.

Then put it on a plate and place it in the mycrawave for ten minnits. When it comes out, get it to the table so it can dry.

By Annika Rolig


Grandma's brownies

3 cups of milk

4 eggs

1/2 cup of sugar

Chocolate powder

1 stick of butter

Put the ingredients in a bowl. Stir it until it's batter. Put it in a pan and cook it at 320 degrees for 30 minits. Then eat!!!

By Ila Nimerfro



1# 25 p. turkey

2 # of butter

Ten minints in the oven. Stuff stuffing in the turkey. Then eat it.

By Jackson Lindblad


Sweet potato fries

Chop 5 potatos

Half of a Tblsp of sugar.

And a couple shakes of salt. Put these in the oven for one hour. Then eat them.

By Kaden Kirsch


Mashed potatoes

13 potatos

A pot and a stove

First you peel the skin. Second you mash the potatoes. Then you put it in the pot, and let it sit there for awhile. Last, you take it out and eat it!!!

By Caleb Yosef


Crandberry sauce




First you get a pot and put in some of the crandberries. Second boil the crandberries. Add a drop of marmalade. The put in a little honey. Last cook it and eat!

By Molly Leferink


Cinnamon bread




First you put the cinnamon on the bread. Second you put the frosting on the bread. Then you cook the bread for five minets. Now your done Yummy!

By Luke Bartle


Sweet potatoe casserole

Six sweet potatoes

Mine marshmellows

First put the sweet potatoes in a pan. Second, put the pan in the oven for 8 min. The take the pan our of the oven. Last put the marshmellows on and eat.

By Ava Cyr




First get a turkey. Second wash it. Then get the inside parts out. Last put salt on it. And cook it. Delicious!

By Ken Dao


Pumpkin pie

Two cups flour

A pumpkin

One stick of butter

First you need to put the oven on 250 degrees. Cook it for about an hour and 15 minutes. Last you need to get the ice cream and wip cream. NOW WE CAN EAT.

P.S. Cool off for about a hafe an hour.

By Jack Theis


Apple pie

Four apples


Pinch of salt

1 teaspoon of cinnimin

A pie pan

I teaspoon of flour

Pie crust

1 teaspoon of nutmeg

First you slice the apples and pour them into the bowl. Then you add cinnimin, flour, a pinch of salt and nutmeg. And pour them into a bowl. Then stir it. Put into pie and put on other pie crust. And cook it for 30 minutes. Then eat it. Yum!

By Isabella Wegele



I can of chicken broth

1/2 carton of tortoleny

1/2 cup springkle cheese

Put all ingredients in a pot on the stove. Stir while boiling. Take out when tortoleny is puffy.

By Isabella Bovitz


Banana bread




Put 2 bananas in the freezer for 5 days. Cut the bananas and slice in bowl with flour, milk, and melted butter. Cut grainy bread and put it in the bananas and mix. Throw in the oven for an hour or 2. Then it is ready.

By Lauren Ekholm


Chocolate fudge


A butter knife

Eggs (no yolks)



A rectangle cake pan.

First get a mixing bowl. Next mix the ingredients into the rectangle cake pan. Last bake the fudge in the oven. Now let it cool and serve.

By Sydney Berg


Apple pie

3 cups of flour

4 apples

And a mixer

First you put the apples in the mixer with the flour. Next you put the pie in the oven for about 15 mins. Then you take the pie out and let it cool. Last you get the pie from the kitchen and ... eat it!

By Millena Samson


Sweet cut carrots

1 cup

1 bag of sugar

1 knife

1 bowl

4 carrots

1 small spoon

First you get the ingredients. Then you get the sugar and the cup and spoon. Now you put sugar in the cup. Then you get the carrots and the knife and cut the carrots. Last you put the carrots in the bowl and you get the cup and put the sugar on the carrots. Now I'm done!

By Jack Theis


Beer can chicken




Cook for two hours. Tie the wings together. Put the beer on the rod. Then the chicken.

By James Hren


Turkey Sandwich

Sandwich bread




Cut the sandwich bread. Put the turkey inside. Squirt the mayo on the turkey. Enjoy!

By Faiza Shabibi


Spicy turkey

A lot of spices

Some salt

Water and turkey and a blender

You take the spices and water and your blender and blend it. When your done, put it in the oven.

By Maxine Osei


Zonzei (recipe from China)

A kind of leaf

Meat and sticky rice


So you first cut the edges of the leaf. And then you put meat in it and then put sticky rice in it. Then wrap the string and then you cook it.

By Kelly Ma


Pumpkin pie

Pumpkin mix

Whipped cream

Chocolate chips

Pie crust

Get a bowl. Put the pumpkin mix in the bowl. Add cup of water and mix. Then pour into pie crust. Put in the oven for 2 and ½ minutes. Pull it out and add whipped cream and chocolate chips on top!

By Zach Knickel


How to make fried rice

One bag of corn, lima beans, beans and peas

2 cups of water and rice

One teaspoon of sugar

Hafe tablespoon of soy sause

First you put 2 cups of rice in a bowl. Next you put water in the bowl. Then cut the bags of vegetables. Dump the rice in a pot. Last cook the rice at 11 degrees. Don't let it burn. Taste it while it cooks. When it tastes good, put it in a bowl and eat it.

By Phuong Dao


Sloppy Joes


Green pepers

Yellow peper


Red pepers



One hour and take it out of the oven and eat it.

By Jackson Burns


Judy Spooner
Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
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