Posts Tagged ‘cooking’

Marshmallow Treats

Marshmallow Treats           Marshmallow squares      

1. Microwave for 2 minutes:

  • ¼ Cup Butter
  • 40 Large Marshmallows

2. Stir and add:

  • 5 cup Crispy Rice Cereal

3. Stir and pat it down in a buttered dish.

4. Let them cool, cut and serve.

5. Add M&M’s  (Each child counts 5 M&M’s to put on their piece.) and eat.

http://www.phonicsbyspelling.com/

Ranch Dressing- Simple and Tasty

Ranch Dressing

  •  1 tsp. dry parsley
  •  ½  tsp. garlic powder
  •  1 tsp. salt
  • 1 ½  tsp. instant minced onion
  •  1 tsp. pepper
  • pinch of oregano

Mix spices with 2 cups of buttermilk.  Then add 1½ – 2 cups of mayonnaise. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 min. (Will keep refrigerated for several weeks.)

For more educational products and information visit www.phonicsbyspelling.com

Banana Muffins

Banana Muffins

  • Mash 5 bananas and set aside.
  • Mix 3/4 c. butter, 2/3 c. brown sugar and  2/3 cup applesauce.
  • Mix and add 3 eggs. 
  • Mix and add 3 c. flour, 1 t. salt, 1 t. soda
  • Mix in mashed bananas.
  • Fill greased muffin pans.
  • Cook at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.
  • Serve with butter.

Makes 24 muffins.

This is fun to make with children.  Have them help read the recipe.

Checkout our website.  http://www.phonicsbyspelling.com/

 

Pioneer Scones

Pioneer Scones

Make your favorite bread dough or thaw out frozen bread/roll dough.  (Look at the Grandma’s Egg Bread (Orange Rolls) and Wheat Bread recipes on this blog.)

When the dough is ready:

  • Heat about a 1/2 inch of oil (expeller pressed prefered) in a heavy frying pan.  Don’t let the heat get too high and burn the oil.
  • Roll the dough out and cut with a knife into about 3 x 2 inch pieces.
  • Fry the dough until it is brown on both sides.
  • Cool for a few minutes on a paper towel.
  • Then serve with Honey Butter.   (Mix with a fork 1 cube of soft butter with about 1/2 cup of honey.)

Fun Treat!

WH for Wheat Bread

DSC_7520Wheat Bread is a good food experience for the WH sound.  Children love to see the wheat ground into flour.

Whole Wheat Bread or Rolls

Put ingredients in a large bowl or bread mixer bowl in the order listed.  ( Yes, the yeast and water is last.)

  • 1 to 2 T. salt
  • 9 C. whole wheat high protein flour (6 c. of white wheat ground makes about 9 c. flour, if you have a wheat mill.)
  • ½ C. gluten flour
  • 3/4 C. expeller-pressed oil or other good oil (Can use olive oil or half applesauce.)
  • ½ C. Molasses, honey or mixture of both
  • 1 T. lecithin (granules or liquid)
  • 2 T. SAF instant yeast or some other instant yeast
  • Add just enough water to make a soft dough–3 ½ to 4 ½ C. warm water (warm, not hot, not cold, when poured over wrist)

Start mixing with a bread mixer, wooden spoon, metal spoon or strong spatula.  Depending on the humidity it may take more or less water.  Keep the dough soft.  A soft dough will make a better bread.  As you mix it should start to clean the sides of the bowl.  Once it starts to be mixed start using your hands to knead the dough if you are using a spoon.  If you are kneading by hand, keeping your hands wet will keep the dough from sticking to your hands.  Mix or knead for about 8 minutes.  Leave in the bowl or put dough on a floured surface.  Cover with a clean light weight dish towel.  Let it rise for about 15 minutes.

Shape into loaves or rolls. (3 large or 4 small) Children like to make rolls. Cover with light towel and let rise in a warm place for about 15 minutes or until double in size.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 30 to 40 minutes (20 minutes for rolls) or until golden brown and hollow-sounding when thumped.

(Using good oil will make the bread taste better and add healthy oil soluble vitamins.  Olive oil will give the bread a slight olive oil taste.  Keep expeller- pressed oil in your refrigerator. )

* Use olive oil in the dough to make a great pizza crust. 

http://www.phonicsbyspelling.com/

Spaghetti- Ten Minute Meal

Spaghetti   (Tenth of 10 Ten Minute Meals)

Spaghetti Seasoning:  (This can be made ahead and kept in small bags or foil to make an even faster meal.)

  •    2 tbsp. instant minced onion
  •    2 tsp. salt
  •    1/4 tsp. pepper
  •    1 tsp. oregano
  •    1 tsp. basil
  •    1 tbsp. sugar or honey
  •    1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  •    ½  tsp. garlic powder
  •    ½  tsp. thyme

Cook pasta.

While the pasta is cooking brown ½  lb. of ground meat.

Then add 1 small can of tomato paste, 1 small can of tomato sauce, 3 cans of water, a little lemon juice, and spaghetti seasoning.

Simmer about 8 min. Add 2-3 Tbs. grated parmesan.

Serve over pasta.

Stir-Fry- Ten Minute Meal

Stir-Fry  (Ninth of 10 Ten Minute Meals)

Cook rice, linguine, or angel hair pasta with salt, while the stir-fry is cooking.  When it is cooked drain and add a little olive oil.

Stir-Fry

  • Cut 1 or 2 chicken breasts or thighs into medium-size pieces. (Can use pork, or beef.)
  • Start browning chicken in olive oil in a large frying pan.
  • Add about  ½  of an onion, chopped and cover with a lid and cook over medium heat for 1-2 min.
  • Add 2 or 3 thinly sliced carrots, cover and cook for about 2 more minutes.
  • Then add broccoli,  sliced zucchini and/or any other veggies, cover and cook for about 2 more minutes.
  • Add seasoning to taste.
  • After about 2 minutes add 1 cup of cold chicken broth or water mixed with 2 T. of corn starch and 1 T. soy sauce.  Cook, stirring often, until sauce thickens.  (1 or 2 minutes) If it doesn’t thicken add a little more corn starch mixed with a little cold water.
  • Serve on drained pasta or rice and dinner is ready.

Note:  It is also good served without pasta or rice.

%d bloggers like this: