|Sharing with Wauneta: Fall’s in the air . . .|
|Written by Wauneta Breeze|
|Thursday, 22 September 2011 14:58|
By Nola Straub
With Fall in the air and cooler winds … the leaves will be dropping soon. It’s time to do the sewing, painting, baking, and cleaning inside we have shoved aside because we were busy outside. It is almost a welcome relief if we don’t think ahead to the snow and icy roads we know are likely to follow.
Jackie stopped by with this recipe and it may be a memory of Summer. Sounds easy. Isn’t it fun to share with Wauneta?
1 c. water
1/2 c. butter (1 stick)
1 c. flour
Boil water and add butter to let it melt. Add flour and stir until it forms a ball. Remove from heat. Beat in one egg at a time with a wire whisk. Beat well after each egg. Spread out on a cookie sheet or in a jelly roll pan with a rubber spatula. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 min. Poke bubbles down and let cool.
1 lg. pkg. of instant vanilla pudding
1 8-oz. pkg. of cream cheese
Make pudding according to package directions. Beat in cream cheese. Spread on the crust. Top with Cool Whip. Swirl chocolate syrup all over the top. Refrigerate.
1 pkg. (1 tbsp.) yeast
1/2 c. warm water
1 egg, separated
1/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. margarine, softened
1 c. milk
1 tsp. salt
5 c. flour
1 tbsp. water
Make yeast and water until dissolved. Add egg yolk, sugar, margarine, and milk. Add salt and flour. Let rise. Roll balls of dough into “strings” 1/2 inch thick and 8 inches long. Fold into pretzel shape. Brush with a mixture of egg white and 1 tbsp. water. Sprinkle with coarse salt. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 min. You may serve them with warm cheese sauce or pizza sauce.
* With kids in school they always come home from school starved. Here is yet another Sweet Party Mix made ahead and Peanut Butter Popcorn — to take handfuls or sack it in plastic sacks for snacking.
Grandma’s Party Mix
2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. white syrup
1 c. margarine
1/2 tsp. soda
Pinch of cream of tartar
Dash of salt
6-8 c. Crispix Cereal
3 c. Bugles chips
2 c. nuts
Boil brown sugar, syrup and margarine for 5 min., stirring a few times to prevent sticking. Remove from heat and add soda, cream of tartar and salt. Combine cereal, chips and nuts into a larger buttered pan. Pour syrup mixture over the top. Bake at 300 degrees for 30 min. While it cools, stir every once in a while to keep it from sticking together too tight.
Norma’s Peanut Butter Popcorn
2 bags microwave popcorn
Pop and sort out the old maids or un-popped kernels and put into large heatproof bowl.
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. margarine
About 8 oz. of marshmallows
Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, Remove from heat and add:
1/3 c. peanut butter.
Pour this over popcorn in the bowl and stir until well covered.
1 cup full of milk
Dunk cookies into milk until they reach the desired taste. If you leave them too long you will need a spoon. Very enjoyable. Makes a good snack anytime but... WARNING: May have undesired effect on the hips!
Remember, all students. Hope your school time is a blessing to you … learn lots … study hard so you will all have bright futures! We love you no matter, but it is easier to find a good job and hopefully doing what you’d like to do so you can enjoy your life. And be able to visit now and then.
Send recipes/memories to: Sharing with Wauneta, P.O. Box 303, Wauneta, NE 69045.