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Fall Cooking with Kids
November is a great time to do some cooking with your child. Below are some recipes of simple yet educational cooking projects.

Sweet Potato Pudding
A great fall cooking project to do with your children is to make sweet potato pudding.
Set out:
¼ cup of apple juice concentrate,
 
2 cups of cooked sweet potatoes
 
1/3 cup orange juice
 
1 teaspoon cinnamon
 
A peeled banana
 
And two eggs.
Have your children pour the apple juice concentrate, the cooked sweet potatoes, the orange juice and the cinnamon into a blender.
Next, have them slice the banana into slices.
Then add the eggs and the banana slices to the blender.
Blend everything together.
Next, grease a baking pan and pour the mixture into the pan.
Bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees
This makes 4 large or 8 small servings.
The sweet potato and cranberry recipies were taken from Super Snacks (c) Totline Publications
 

MAKING BUTTER
Place ½ pint of whipping cream in a pint jar. Help your child shake the jar until the cream thickens. Children love watching it turn into butter. Pour off excess liquid and rinse with cold water. Sprinkle with salt and blend in salt with a spoon. Spread on breads or crackers.


SURPRISE MUFFINS
Line muffin tins with paper liners. Fill them 1/3 full with your favorite muffin batter. Have your child place a surprise in each cup. Such as; a cube of cheese, a marshmallow, a piece of pineapple or apple. Cover surprise with remaining batter and bake as directed. Let your child help serve these surprise muffins to other family members.
 

VEGETABLE SOUP
Start this cooking experience with a trip to the grocery store. Let your child choose one of many different kinds of vegetables; such as, one carrot, one celery, one turnip, one potato, one onion, one zucchini, one tomato, etc. When you return home let him help wash the vegetables and depending on his age let him help dice them up.

Place diced vegetables in a large cooking pot with 2 quarts water. Let vegetables boil on a low heat for l hr. Watch the water and add more if it boils down. Add stock to the water or bouillon and season to taste. When the soup is almost ready, small pieces of cooked meat or foul can be added. One-half pound of hamburger (fried and drained) added to the soup makes a hearty meal.

 
FRUIT SALAD
Let your child help you make fruit salad for dinner. Help them peel and dice an apple, an orange and a banana. You can make a simple dressing with 3 T. mayonnaise and 3 T. milk with l t. sugar and 1 t. lemon juice.
 

CRANBERRY CRUNCH
Mix l and ¾ cups rolled oats, 1 ¼ cups flour and ½ cup brown sugar by hand. Cut in ½ cup margarine until crumbly. Place half of the mixture in a baking sheet. Cover with cranberry sauce (l lb. Can, whole cranberries). Add remaining oat mixture and press down well. Bake 45 minutes at 350*, until brown and crusty. Cut in squares and serve cool.