Author Ellen Jackson

Simple Recipes For Kids


CINDER EDNA

Poor Cinder Edna! That girl knew how to make tuna casserole sixteen different ways. But when the prince came to her house she could only remember fifteen of them. Below is the recipe Cinder Edna forgot.



FORGOTTEN TUNA CASSEROLE (No. 16)

Serves: 5

You will need:

1 16 oz. can tuna in water, drained
1 box macaroni and cheese
(with packet of cheese sauce included)
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 Tablespoon margarine
Ĺ c. milk
1 cup frozen peas

Directions:

Place the macaroni in a two quart casserole microwave-safe dish. Add the amount of water listed in the directions on the box. Do not cover. Microwave until macaroni is tender (about 10 minutes). Do not drain. Add tuna, chopped onion, peas, margarine, milk, and cheese sauce. Return to microwave and cook for 10 more minutes uncovered. Stir and serve.

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SCATTERBRAIN SAM

In Scatterbrain Sam the Widder Woman helped Sam by mixing up a batch of Glue Stew. Holy Guacamole!! Whatís in that stuff?

SCATTERBRAIN SAMíS GLUE STEW

Serves: 0 (DO NOT EAT! STRICTLY FOR STICKING BRAINS TOGETHER.)

You will need:

1 8-oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
2 Tbspns. cornstarch
10 drops food coloring
1 piece of string
red pepper
1 wad of gum, slightly chewed

Directions:

Pour the condensed milk into a saucepan. Add the cornstarch and cook over low heat stirring constantly. When the mixture thickens (a little), remove from heat and add the food coloring, string, pepper, and gum. Stir. Cool in the refrigerator for an hour. Guaranteed to stick scattered brains together.

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THE WINTER SOLSTICE

Read The Winter Solstice to learn the story of the first evergreens. Then celebrate the coming of winter with your own edible tree.

EDIBLE EVERGREENS

You will need:

1 box of pointed cones for ice cream
1 tube of green frosting
1 package of red hots
1 package of miniature M&Mís

Directions:

Turn ice cream cone upside down. Cover completely with green frosting. Decorate with red hots and mini M&Mís.

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THE SPRING EQUINOX

In the spring, flowers bloom and birds begin to build nests. Here's a tasty recipe to help you celebrate the spring equinox:

EDIBLE BIRDíS NEST

Serves: 4

You will need:

1/​4 c. peanut butter
2 tsp. honey
3/​8 c. powdered milk (a little more than the peanut butter)
1 can chow mein noodles
16 jelly beans

Directions:

Combine peanut butter and honey. Add powdered milk to peanut butter mixture and roll into a ball with your hands. (If mixture is too sticky, add more powdered milk.) Crush the chow mein noodles a bit and roll the ball in the noodles until they stick. Flatten the ball a little and use your thumb to make a dent in the middle. This is the nest. Put the jelly bean "eggs" in the middle. Makes 4 small nests.

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THE SUMMER SOLSTICE

Question: What do you call a cat that eats a lemon? Answer: A Sour Puss!

The following Summer Solstice recipe is very lemony, but scrumptiously sweet, not at all sour!

FROZEN SUNSHINE PIE

Serves: 10

You will need:

1 8 or 9-inch graham cracker pie crust
1 8-oz. can sweet condensed milk
1 9-oz. container of cool whip
1 12-oz. can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
Slivered almonds

Directions:

Mix thawed lemonade, cool whip, and condensed milk together. Pour into crust. Sprinkle with slivered almonds. Freeze for 1 hour. Serve.