Monday, November 15, 2010

Let's Get Cooking Badge

1. Keeping it Clean:

2. When in Doubt, Throw it Out (Sun. 11/21/10):

A health educator friend of mine says that you can keep food for at least three days before it becomes dangerous to eat. Picnic foods left out more than one hour should be thrown out because they are not safe to eat. To keep your food safe, keep cold foods cold by putting them in a cooler with ice, and keep your hot foods hot. Cut melons should be kept cold because harmful bacteria can grow and make you sick.

3. Have it Your Way:

4. Something for Everyone:

5. The Perfect Egg (Sat. 11/20/10):

Broccoli Casserole for Great-Grandma:

3 Eggs
8 oz. Creamed Cottage Cheese
3 tbs. Flour
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 pkg. Frozen Chopped Broccoli
1/2 c. Sharp Cheddar Cheese grated

Combine, pour into Pyrex pie plate and bake 50 min. at 350F.

6. New Wave Chef (Tues. 11/23/10):

No Bake Cookies for Microwave

1/2 c. Butter
1/2 c. Milk
4 tbsp. Cocoa
2 c. Sugar
1/2 c. Peanut Butter
3 c. Quick Oats

Microwave butter, milk, cocoa, and sugar in a large bowl on high for 3 minutes. Stir, microwave for 2 more minutes. Remove from heat. Add peanut butter, stir until melted. Add oats and stir. Drop by spoonfulls onto cookie sheet covered by waxed paper. Refrigerate until cool. Makes 24 large cookies. This one is easy enough for kids to do.

7. Tasty Treats: Fruit Surprise (Tues. 11/23/10):

Followed the recipe in the badge book and made graham cracker crust from scratch and whipped cream from scratch!

8. Mix it Up Wed. (11/24/10):

9. Food Around the World:

10. The Big Change (Wed. 11/24/10):

I made a healthier version of Ranch Dressing. Here are the nutrition facts for the regular and changed versions.

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