Send us your child’s turkey recipe

Children have the funniest ideas about holiday traditions and the process of cooking. We thought it would be fun to find out what your kids thinks about preparing the main dish for Thanksgiving.

Ask your young ones to explain “How to Cook a Turkey” and send it in to us. We want to read their recipes, even if they keep it simple with, “Buy it, cook it, eat it. And keep my greedy brother from getting both drumsticks.” Or maybe “Daddy knocked over the fryer and burned a big spot in the yard. Now we cook turkeys in the oven so Mama won’t get mad.”

Children are famous for keeping it real. We will publish the best recipes.

You or your child can write the recipe inside the box. Use a dark pencil or pen so we can see the writing clearly. Please include the child’s first name and last initial and his/her age. It’s okay to write outside the turkey shape or let your child create his own turkey drawing, too.

Print out the above image (or you can click here for a PDF file to print out), or get the image from a current issue of The Bartlett Express.

Send the completed recipe to:

The Bartlett Express
Turkey Recipe
2850 Stage Village Cove #5
Bartlett, TN 38134

You also may email your child’s turkey-cooking wisdom to

Classrooms, you’re welcome to participate too! Include the school, grade and teacher’s name when sending in classroom submissions.