Sunday, June 13, 2010

Wacky Cake

Rick used to make this cake with his mom when he was a kid. This was also a recipe I made in Jr High Home Ec class.  There's little mess (unless the mixing gets crazy) and clean up is a cinch since it's mixed and baked in one dish.

Wacky Cake

In a 9x13 baking dish combine:
   3 cups flour
   1 ½ cups sugar
   6 tablespoons Hershey’s cocoa
   1 teaspoon baking soda
   1 teaspoon salt

Make three wells in the powdered mixture and add:
   ¾ cup oil
   2 cup water
   2 tablespoons vinegar
   2 teaspoons vanilla

Stir until well mixed. (It helps to use a glass dish so you can check to see that all the powdered ingredients are mixed in completely or mix in a mixing bowl.)

Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or test with toothpick.

Frost with butter cream frosting and mini chocolate chips (opt.) or frost with chocolate butter cream frosting.
NOTE:  Pictures show an 8x8 baking dish. Recipe is for 9x13 baking dish but can be cut in half.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Fun Meal

During the summers growing up, my mom would make the "fun meal". She would give us cubes or slices of cheese, pepperoni, a variety of fruits and vegatables and things like toothpicks or pretzel sticks. We could make 'creations' with our food. Things like boats out of cantelope slices, caterpillers out of banana and pretzel sticks . . .

Who knows how creative your child will be!

Instead of building things with food, you can always offer food to your children in creative ways that will make them want to eat it.
Bologne & Cheese

Use cookie cutters to make fun-shaped sandwiches.

(maybe they'd even eat green beans if they were part of chili-man -- even my girls like to eat the head, arms and legs off of something)
This is absolutely BAZZAR, but I thought it might be cool for boys -- insert dry spaghetti noodles into hotdog pieces and boil according to direction.

Use english muffins to make mini pizza. Add toppings to make faces. Kids like personalizing their own pizza.

Apple slices with peanut butter and mini marshmallows

(This one cracked me up -- wouldn't it be hillarous for an 'Over the Hill' bday party?!?)

Link to directions for Rainbow Toast:

Happy Salad Vegetable Fruit Images

Even salad can be fun!
Pictures taken off internet. I apologize for the spacing issues. Blogspot has a lot of problems with that and I didn't have time to "play around" with it today.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Happenings . . .

Just a reminder that our next meeting is Friday, July 9. We will be meeting at Missy Hazlett's house in Grove City. We will be continuing our series on "What Love Looks Like". An audio recording of the first session has been made and is available upon request. The second session will be recorded as well.

For those of you that were not able to attend the last meeting, I made an announcement that June will be "kid-friendly" recipe month -- either foods that kids like or that kids can help prepare, and July will be summer recipes -- anything that has to do with grilling or fresh veggies from your garden. Have a part and get involved . . . submit recipes to my email ( or give them to me at church. Pictures would be welcomed but are not required. ("Outsiders", non-SRBC people, are welcome to join in on the blog recipes.)

Thanks again for all your prayers and support. God continues to bless our group!