Don’t you just love the deliciousness you find in every Junior League cook book? This week, a selection from The Junior Service League of LaGrange, Georgia. Their cook book, first published in 1996 and currently in its fifth printing, is titled Southern Born and Bread, a mighty clever word play there, you’ll agree. A degree of trust is built into this cook book as I notice that the cookbook committee is outnumbered almost three to one by the testing committee!
Since summer is almost upon us, which means the kids will be hanging around the house a lot more, how about a couple of quick entries from the Children’s Favorites chapter.
1 small can frozen orange juice concentrate
1 can cold milk
1 can cold water
2 t vanilla
1/4 C sugar
Ice cubes, about 10 to 12
Mix all ingredients in a blender; makes 4 small servings. Sounds really refreshing for a warm afternoon!
Cookies on a Stick
1 package Gold Medal chocolate chip cookie mix
1 stick butter, softened
12 popsicle sticks
2 packages of plain M&M’s®
Mix together cookie mix with egg and butter. Add both packages of M&M’s®. Roll dough into 2-inch balls and place 6 balls on a single ungreased cookie sheet. Insert popsicle sticks into each ball. Slightly flatten each ball with your hand and sprinkle each cookie with candy sprinkles. Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 10 minutes or so before removing cookies from the cookie sheet. Makes 1 dozen cookies on a stick.
I like that ratio of M&M’s® to cookie dough! Two easy recipes that will keep the kids happy – and they’ll enjoy helping in the kitchen, learning things like the importance of keeping the lid on the blender and not eating all the ingredients before the baking part takes place…
Wait – just spotted another cute recipe I have to share:
E T Candy
18-oz jar crunchy peanut butter
2-3/4 C powdered sugar
1 stick butter
1 large package chocolate chips
1 T butter
Mix peanut butter and powdered sugar with 1 stick melted butter. Press into 9×13-inch dish. Melt chocolate chips and 1 T butter. Pour over peanut butter mixture. Chill in the refrigerator til firm, then cut or break unto pieces.
Oh, snap, that sounds YUMMY! D-ope – there’s a footnote on the page – “Use your cookie cutters to make cutouts from flavored gelatin. Reduce the liquid in the recipe to 1/4 of the usual amount, pour into a shallow pan and chill until firm.” Always wondered about that.
C = Cup; T = Tablespoon; t = teaspoon
Have a yummy weekend! Wave at us in the parade this afternoon – you’ll recognize us – we’re the elves with Santa, of course.
~Janet @ The Christmas Place