Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Smiley Face Meal: Happiness is Cookin'

Smiley Face/Mask Meal Menu:
Pork Roast
Apple Barbecue Sauce
Fresh Fruit Salad
Baked Okra Slices

Food for Thought: Blessed are they that hunger after righteousness. For they shall be filled.
Matthew 6:13 KJV

Tip: Decorate with smiley faces and yellow/orange table ware with yellow and orange flowers
and table covering with matching napkins. Guests make dress in costumes with masks. may decorate with masks and discuss the significance of masks or have an inspirational talk on people wearing masks in life.


Pork roast

Place a 4 lb. pork roast in a slow cooker. Cover with a can of coke and cook for 4 hours. Check for doneness. Pork needs to be cooked done. When done cool and shred. Cover with barbecue sauce and serve on buns.

Apple Barbecue Sauce

1 cup ketchup
1 cup barbecue sauce
1 cup pureed apple sauce
1 T. Worcestershire sauce
1 c. brown sugar
1/4 t. mustard

Use a food processor or blender and mix well. Place in a slow cooker for 1 hour. Serve over shredded meat.

Baked Okra Rounds

4 cups breaded okra rounds or slices
1/4 cup corn oil

Place okra on a cookie sheet and toss with the corn oil. Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees or until to desired brownness. Serve warm.

Fresh Fruit Salad

Use 4 cups of mixed fruit that is in season. Toss with 1 container of yogurt and 1/4 t. honey. Serve with barbecue sandwich.

Sunny Mask Cake

1 yellow cake mix
1 can frosting
1 package of candy

Mix cake according to directions on package or make your favorite from scratch. Add 5 drops of yellow or orange cake color. Place in a round pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes.
Cool and decorate. Mix 5 drops of orange or yellow cake coloring into frosting and mix well in a food processor. Spread on cake. Use a knife or toothpick and make a face. decorate with the candies and edge with left-overs. Use any left over batter for cup cakes and decorate with faces.

From the Nutritionist: Meals should have the basic nutrients to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • Protein builds strong bones and teeth. Protein is found in the pork roast. Vitamins are requirement to prevent many illnesses and to maintain good mental health. The vegetables and fruits and things like lettuce, tomatoes and okra as well as applesauce are high in vitamins A and C. This meal is suitable for diabetics. Diabetics should avoid bread with sugar and consider the carbohydrates. Fiber is found in the green vegetables and fruits. Store left over foods in airtight containers. Take left over desserts to shut-ins packaged in airtight containers, gift sacks or food baskets. Remember that cooking places a smiley face on the preparer as well as the eaters. Happiness is cooking and eating!!!!! Have a fun filled day!




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