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RECIPE # 4199 - LUNCH & SNACK IDEAS, Friday, September 19, 2008

RECIPE # 4199 - LUNCH & SNACK IDEAS, Friday, September 19, 2008

CREATED Sep 19, 2008

BOB SLOAN / AUTHOR, "DAD'S OWN COOKBOOK"

PEARS IN A POD

Ingredients:

4 stalks of celery, cleaned and cut into 3" long pieces

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

2 Bartlett, Red Bartlett or Starkrimson pears, cored and cut into chunks

Equipment:

Peeler

Sharp knife

Spreading knife

Directions:

  1. Spread the peanut butter into the center of the celery pieces.
  2. Place the pear chunks onto of the peanut butter and serve.

    

TRAIL MIX

Ingredients:

(Equal parts of each ingredient, depending on how much you want):

Raisins

Golden Raisins

Cashews

Sunflower Seeds

Pumpkin Seeds

Coconut Flakes (optional)

Equipment:

Measuring cup

Large Mixing Bowl

Individual storage containers

Directions:

  1. Measure each ingredient (1/2 cup of each will make 3 cups of mix)
  2. Mix together and store in individual serving packs

  

DAD'S OWN OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES

Most oatmeal-raisin cookies pale next to these extra-special ones made with walnuts and optional butterscotch chips.

Ingredients:

(makes two dozen cookies)

Margarine or cooking spray, for greasing the baking sheets

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature

6 tablespoons granulated sugar

6 tablespoons light brown sugar

1 large egg, well beaten

3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons maple syrup

1 cup rolled oats

1 cup raisins or butterscotch chips, or a combination of the two

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Equipment

2 baking sheets

2 medium bowls

Whisk or hand-held electric mixer

Wire rack

  1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets with margarine or nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, use the whisk or mixer to cream together the butter and sugars until fluffy. Add the beaten egg and incorporate as well.
  3. In another medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and stir until well combined. Stir in the maple syrup, oats, raisins and/or butterscotch chips, and walnuts. Stir in the vanilla.
  5. One teaspoon at a time, drop the dough onto prepared baking sheets, leaving 1 inch between each cookie. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the cookies are brown. They should be soft to the bite, so do not overbake.
  6. Cook the cookies for 10 minutes, then, using a spatula, transfer the cookies to the wire rack and cool completely.