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Ideas and Recipes for Granny in Maine
For Granny Maine, wanting ideas for involving her grandkids in cooking I hope you have seen all the great recipes in the past few days newsletters for Popsicles, pudding cackles, fudge sickles and ziplock ice-cream. They could also help make deviled eggs, assisting with timing the eggs, peeling the shells, mashing the cooked yolks, mixing in the other ingredients and filling them. Kids always enjoy making cookies, candy, cakes and other sweet treats. Here are two recipes kids usually enjoy. Both are from previous newsletters.
Robbie IN

Dinner in a Cone Recipe

Make flour tortilla cones by making foil shaped cones out of Reynolds Wrap foil. Mist tortillas w/ water and wrap around foil cone. Wrap a thin strip of foil around middle of cone to hold in place. Bake at 300* for 25 minutes or so until toasted.

Meanwhile, mix:
1 cup chopped cooked chicken
1/3 cup corn (frozen or grilled)
1/4 cup chopped scallions
2 T Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce (or your favorite brand)
Set to the side and in another bowl mix"
2 cups finely shredded lettuce or cabbage ( I use Romaine)
1/4 cup thin sliced red onion
2 T minced green apple
2 T mayo
1 t. cumin

Mix all well. Alternate filling ones with chicken and veggies. May sprinkle with cheese if desired. Makes for a fun picnic lunch especially for younger kids. My sister skips the making of the cones and just uses ice cream cones ( the cake ones, not sugar) but I don't think they taste as good.
Lisa East TX


Sandwiches on a Stick Recipe

1 Italian or French loaf (Whole wheat is always my preference but I wanted everyone to eat these, so I caved and got white. You’ll be braver!)
25 cubes of cheddar cheese (I chopped my own, using a regular block of cheese but they’re available in packages)
25 cubes of Swiss cheese (ditto)
1 pack turkey deli meat (I like then “uncured” kind without nitrates)
1 pack ham deli meat (ditto)
1 jar of small kosher dill pickles
25 cherry tomatoes
25 bamboo skewers

Get organized, setting up an assembly line for yourself. First cube the bread and cheeses. Those should all have their own pile. Slice the deli meats into strips and roll them up individually, making two more piles. Chop the pickles into about 3 pieces per pickle. Set out the skewers and tomatoes.
Decide the order and arrange your ingredients that way, starting with the sticks. Slide a piece of bread on first, followed by the other fillings, then finish with another piece of bread.

Cheese and Sizing Note:
The cheddar cheese was softer and harder to not split on the skewers. My advice is to cut up a complete skewer full of ingredients and try sliding everything on a stick. Then you’ll know whether you have the right sizes of everything.

Timing Note:
These don’t store overnight very well (bread usually gets a little hard) but in a pinch you could assemble them ahead of time OR just get all your ingredients chopped, rolled, separated, etc. the night before and store separately in the fridge (except the bread). It only takes about 10 minutes to put 25 of them together. makes 25+ sandwiches
Marion Atlanta

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