Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Spooktacular Menu

Poppin’ Good Corn Balls
Devilish Meat Balls and sausages
Dunkin’ bread in cheese fondue
Relishin’ the Veggie and fruit Tray
Fallish Jack Frosted Rice Cereal Squares
Brew Delight

Tip: Decorate with seasonal fall items like cornstalks, pumpkins, gourds, hay bales and flowers. Children may collect colorful leaves and make a row down the center of the table. May use cutout pumpkins and place orange or pumpkin scented candles on top.
For an activity with children, clean and cut a pumpkin into a face. Place a candle inside and explain that this is way people are when they become Christians.

Food for Thought:

Jesus said: Let your light shine. Matthew 5:16

Family Meal Planning

From the Nutritionist: Carbohydrates are in the bread and dessert. Calcium is in the cheese. Vitamins and minerals are in the raw, cut up vegetables, fruits and pickles. Protein is found in the meat.


Poppin’ Good Corn Balls

5 qt. Popped corn
4 c. sugar
2 t. salt
1 c. water
2 T. margarine
¼ t. cream of Tartar
1 T. corn syrup

Pop corn. Cook sugar, salt, water, margarine, corn syrup and tartar to firm ball stage on candy thermometer. Pour syrup over corn and shape into 3-inch balls or leave in stirred stage. Balls may be placed in airtight containers or bags as take home treats.

Devilish Meat Balls and sausages
1 # hamburger meat
1 # cocktail sausages
½ c. breadcrumbs
¼ c. chopped onion
2/3 c. milk
1 t. salt
1 egg
1 c. Shrimp cocktail sauce or barbeque sauce
1 c. grape jelly

Make hamburger balls with meat, crumbs, onion, milk, salt and egg. Fry or bake until done. Heat sauce and jelly in a slow cooker. Pour meatballs and/or cocktail sausages into sauce and serve warm with toothpicks.

Dunkin’ bread in cheese fondue
Melt 1 lb. of favorite cheese in a slow cooker with ½ cup evaporated milk. Cut French bread or home made bread into cubes and place on wooden skewers. Dunk into cheese.
Happy Dunkin'!

Relishin’ the Veggie and fruit Tray

Clean and cut favorite vegetables and fruit into shapes like rounds or sticks. May use as dunkers into cheese, if desire. Apples, carrots, celery are always good choices.

Fallish Jack Frosted Rice Cereal Squares
¼ c. margarine
1 large package colored marshmallows
6 c. rice cereal

Melt the margarine and marshmallows in a large bowl in the microwave for 1 minute or longer. Stir well. Add cereal and mix. Press into a sprayed casserole dish and cut into 24 squares. Cool and frost.

Jack Frost Frosting

2 cups confection sugar
¼ c. melted margarine
1 T. milk
½ t. vanilla flavoring

Mix well and frost tops of squares.

To make leave decorations: trace a leave on wax paper and cut out. Use a toothpick and outline on icing. Use tubes of frosting jell and outline the leaf and fill with desired color.

Brew Delight

2 c. orange cola
2 c. lemonade
1 c. tea
½ c. sugar

Stir together and serve in cups with sugar coated rims. Pour sugar into a bowl. Moisten glass or cup rim and dip. Serves 24 punch cups.




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