Thanksgiving: Del Mar Heights and Hills

Students in Cristin Ebright’s class at Del Mar Hills. Photo/Karen Billing
Students in Cristin Ebright’s class at Del Mar Hills. Photo/Karen Billing

Editor’s Note: We asked first graders at Del Mar Hills Academy and Del Mar Heights School how to make a Thanksgiving turkey dinner and what they are thankful for. Below are their responses.

Cristin Ebright’s class at Del Mar Hills

You heat up the turkey in the oven for eight minutes and put mashed potatoes on it. I have a sugar-free Jolly Rancher for dessert. Just one.

  • Bryce.

My mom puts it in the oven for 45 minutes. She puts a little bit of turkey sauce on it.


I have mashed potatoes and I have turkey but I also make some hamburgers because my dad likes them. Sometimes we get Easter because I read a book that it doesn’t matter what food you eat.


When you’re camping and all you have is tinfoil and a knife and then some fire, throw the knife and tackle the turkey. I’d like to take this big piece of foil and wrap it in there. You put it on the fire and you cook it for a minute or so. Unwrap it and cut it and put seasonings on it and then eat it. If you’re out in the woods you don’t eat it with a lot of things.


Mostly my parents buy the turkey and then put it in the oven for an hour or two. It’s really hot and you put on sauce.


My dad usually starts the stove and he puts this little thing in there where you can see how much it’s hot. I just eat it plain. I have ice cream for dessert.


We go to my cousin’s house and my aunt makes the turkey and I don’t know how she makes it because I’m usually playing with my sister and cousins. I think she buys a turkey and puts it in the oven. Sometimes we eat some fruit with it.


You buy the turkey at the store and then you cook it in your oven at 120 degrees. Put some sauce on it, this sauce you put on meat. You sprinkle it. I have lava cake for dessert.


Get the turkey in the fields, you capture it. My dad cooks it in the oven for 10 minutes. Eat it with rice and strawberries.


I don’t like eating turkey because I’m a vegetarian. I usually have tofu. We have mashed potatoes, roast beef, green beans, cranberries, and sometimes applesauce because it’s nice to have warm applesauce for Thanksgiving. Also apple cider.


Cook it in the stove and then you get to eat it with other stuff for Thanksgiving. I do like the turkey skin. That’s the part I do like.


You take a turkey and you cook it in the oven and eat it with sauce.


Get a turkey in the forest, then you kill it and cook it up in the stove and eat it with mashed potatoes and beans.


Get a turkey from a grocery store, somewhere already made because my mom brought it home already made. Eat it with mashed potatoes and cranberries. Usually I have pumpkin pie or something.



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