“Kitchen Krafts,” Friend, Mar. 2000, 27
Serving your family by preparing a meal for them can be lots of fun. You can prepare these recipes for lunch or dinner with a parent’s or another older person’s help. The “Plum Buns” or the “Baked Apples” would also make a fun and delicious family home evening treat.
6 cups water
1 1/2 cups elbow macaroni
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups milk
1 1/2 cups grated mild cheddar cheese
In a large pan, bring the water to a boil. Add the macaroni and cook 10 minutes or until tender.
Carefully drain the water off the macaroni. Rinse it with cold water, drain it again, and set it aside.
In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the flour and the salt. Slowly mix in the milk, and cook and stir with a wire whisk until thick and bubbly.
Add the cheese and stir until it is blended.
Mix the macaroni into the cheese sauce; serve warm.
12 paper cupcake liners
1 3/4 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup cooking oil
1/2 cup plum jelly or jam
Place the paper liners in the muffin pan.
In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
In a small bowl, stir together the egg, milk, and cooking oil. Add these liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix just until the flour mixture is moistened.
Place 1 1/2 tablespoons of the dough into the bottom of each muffin cup. Next put 1/2 tablespoon of plum jelly or jam on top of the dough. Now add 2 more tablespoons of dough.
Bake at 375° F (190° C) for 18–25 minutes or until golden brown.
4 medium baking apples
1 can (12 ounces/355 ml) black cherry soda pop
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
vanilla ice cream
Peel and core the apples. Stand them upright in a baking dish. Pour the soda pop over the sides of the apples.
In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together.
Fill the centers of the apples with the brown-sugar mixture.
Bake uncovered at 350° F (175° C) for 1 hour, spooning the soda pop over the sides of the apples every 15 minutes.
Serve the apples warm with a scoop of ice cream.