Saturday, March 13, 2010

Scripture Cookies

By Paula Weed

From “Scripture Cookies,” Friend, Mar. 2010, 13

Find each ingredient by looking up the scripture reference and filling in the blank. (Check your answers at the bottom of the page before making the cookies.)
1/2 cup “When I washed my steps with _______________” (Job 29:6). 3/4 cup “To what purpose cometh there to me … , the _______________ from a far country?” (Jeremiah 6:20). 1 “As one gathereth _______________ that are left have I gathered all the earth” (2 Nephi 20:14). 1/2 teaspoon “Spices for anointing _______________, and for the _______________ incense” (Exodus 35:8). 1 3/4 cups “And thou shalt take fine _______________, and bake twelve cakes thereof” (Leviticus 24:5). 3/4 teaspoon “A little _______________ leaveneth the whole lump” (Galatians 5:9). 1/4 teaspoon “Ye are the _______________ of the earth” (Matthew 5:13). 1 cup “Their root is _______________ up, they shall bear no _______________” (Hosea 9:16). 

  • 1. Wash your hands and ask an adult to preheat the oven to 400˚F (205˚C).

  • 2. Mix first four ingredients together.

  • 3. Mix in remaining ingredients.

  • 4. Roll dough into 1-inch (2.5-cm) balls and place on an ungreased baking sheet.

  • 5. Flatten balls with fork, first one way and then the other, making a crisscross pattern.

  • 6. Bake 8 to 10 minutes.

1/2 cup butter, 3/4 cup sugar, 1 egg, 1/2 teaspoon lemon oil or extract, 1 3/4 cups flour, 3/4 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 cup dried fruit (for example, cherries, cranberries, mangos, or apricots).

*The kids and I made these for our FHE treat.  A fun way to get into the scriptures--and then we were rewarded with a delicate shortbread, sugar cookie-type treat.

Oven Baked Chicken

1 Whole Chicken

1 envelope onion soup mix-sprinkle on chicken

Cover w/ lid or tin foil

Cook on 300 for 31/2 Hours.

Dayna's version:
Buy one whole chicken. (They frequently go on salefor 59 cents/lb or under....$3.00 total).
Open packaged chicken. Remove neck. Rinse.  Sprinkle 1 pkg onion soup mix on both sides of chicken.

Cover with lid or tinfoil. Cook on 300 for 3 ½ hours.  (Lower heat makes more moist). Tastes like rotisserie chicken. Perfect for dinner after church.

*Simple, yummy, makes your whole house smell good.

Delicious Potato Salad

1 1/2 C celery
1 1/2 C onion
1 T salt
1/2 t pepper
2 C mayno or Miracle Whip
1 T mustard
1/2 t pickle juice or more
12 cooked potatoes
5 hard boiled eggs

Recipe from Tara

Chocolate, Cranberry & Oat Bars

Prep 20 min
Total time 45 min
32 servings

1 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup orange juice
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups oats
1 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
3/4 cup margarine, softened
1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
2 eggs
4 squares semi-sweet baking chocolate, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup pecan or walnut pieces

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.  Combing cranberries and orange juice in microwaveable bowl.  Microwave on high for 30 sec.  Let stands 10 minutes.
3.  Meanwhile, combine flour, oats, baking powder and salt; set aside.
4.  Beat margarine and sugar in a large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.  Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until well blended after each mixture, mixing well after each addition.
5.  Gradually add flour mixture, mixing well after each addition.
6.  Stir in cranberry mixture, chocolate and pecans.
7.  Spread dough into 13x9-inch baking pan sprayed with cooking spray.
8.  Bake 20 to 22 min, or until center is set.  Cool completely on wire rack before cutting to serve.

*Ivan and Jeff loved these (and Jeff isn't a big oatmeal fan--they were just so chewy). 

Spinach Salad

1 pkg spinach
Grated Parmesan cheese
4-6 asparagus spears, cut about 1/2 inch long
Romain lettuce
Dried cranberries
Sunflower seeds

1 T sugar
1/2 c cider vinegar
1/2 c olive oil
1 T poppy seed
1 T grated onion
1/2 t dry mustard

* Simple, easy, a good base recipe.  Could add fresh sliced pears or apples.  Made more dressing than I needed.

Broiled Veggies

1 green pepper
4-6 asparagus
1 large Roma tomato
Mozzarella or hallouni cheese
Jumbo shrimp

For the Marinade:
6 T olive oil
1 T balsamic vinegar
1 T dried tarragon leaves
1 clove garlic, crushed
salt and pepper

1.  Make the marinade; put all the ingredients in a large bowl and stir well to mix.
2.  Cover and chill for 1-4 hours.
3.  Just before cooking, preheat the broiler for 5 minutes on high.
4.  Reduce the heat to medium-high.  Broil about 4 inches from heat, for about 10 minutes, turning them twice and brushing with more marinade.

*This was delicious.  The cheese and shrimp I liked better before they were broiled (the shrimp were from a bag of frozen cooked shrimp). The mozzarella melted.  Other veggies that would taste good might include cherry tomatoes, zucchini or winter squash.  I also used some Italian dressing in place of the olive oil.