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November, 2007 -
Turkey Soup– Make turkeys from lunch sacks by drawing lines from the top to the middle of the bag as shown. Have children paint or color the stripes. Cut on the lines to make tail feathers. Fill a zip baggie with 1 cup rice. Put it in the bottom of the lunch sack. Tie string around the middle of the bag to make the body. Add a head and dangly feet. Attach the recipe for turkey and rice soup and send home for a table decoration.
Place turkey in a large pot with 3 quarts water and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down and simmer 30-45 minutes until the meat falls off the bone. When it cools, remove the meat from the bone and strain the broth. Cook the onion, celery, and carrot in the broth for 30 minutes. Add turkey meat, rice, and peas and simmer 30 minutes more.
How to Cook a Turkey - Let each child dictate how to cook a turkey. Write down exactly what they say! Type their recipes up and run off a copy for each child to take home and share with their families.