Tender Juicy Turkey

How do you cook your turkey?

A fun tradition in some kindergarten and first grade classes is writing about Thanksgiving dinner.  The children write how they obtain and cook their turkey dinner.  The answers are varied and usually very humorous.

My daughter wrote that she would find a turkey in someone’s backyard.  (On a drive, we saw turkeys wandering around in a neighborhood yard). Another kid said they would get a turkey from a tree.  However, most kids wrote that their turkeys came from a store.

Even at a young age, kids disagree about the proper way to cook a turkey.  Some take it to a restaurant to be cooked, others cook it in the barbecue.  But the most popular method seems to be cooking the turkey in the oven. Most little kids seem to agree that 5-10 minutes is the proper cooking time for a turkey.  🙂  Although, one kid did say he would cook it in the microwave for 5 hours after it cooked in the oven. Continue reading

Green Pistachio Pudding Cookies

Made with Jell-O Pistachio Pudding, these green cookies add a dash of color to your St. Patrick’s Day menu.

Green Pistachio Pudding Cookies
Green Pistachio Pudding Cookies

Pistachio pudding was a favorite when I was a kid.  My mom would pour milk and instant pudding mix into a mason jar, and my sisters and I would shake it.  It was magic.   Continue reading