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Baloo's Bugle


February Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 7, Issue 7

Man's Best Friend
Webelos Athlete & Engineer
Tiger Big Ideas 12 & 13

 

CUB GRUB - Fun Food

Puppy Chow

 

1/2 c Peanut butter

1/2 c Butter or margarine

6 oz Chocolate chips

10 c Corn Chex cereal

2 c Powdered sugar

 

Melt peanut butter, butter or margarine, and chocolate chips in a saucepan over medium heat. Pour over Corn Chex, being sure that all cereal is coated. Put 2 cups powdered sugar in a large paper bag.  Put cereal in bag and shake gently until all cereal is coated.  Pour out on wax paper to cool.

 

Yummy Dogs

2- 8 oz. cans refrigerated crescent dinner rolls

8 regular wieners, cut in half

 

Heat oven to 375F.  Separate dough into 8 rectangles; firmly press perforations to seal.  Cut each rectangle in half lengthwise.  Place a wiener half lengthwise on 1 end of dough strip.  Fold dough in half over wiener; press short edges to seal, leaving sides open.  Place on ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake at 375F for 11-13 minutes or until golden brown.

 

Corn Dogs

10 Frankfurters

1 c  Flour

1 1/2 tps Baking powder

1/2 tps Salt

2 TBS Yellow cornmeal

3 TBS Shortening

1 Egg, beaten

3/4 c Milk

Oil or shortening for frying

 

In medium bowl, mix flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt.

With pastry blender or fork, cut in 2 T shortening until mixture resembles fine crumbs.  In small bowl, combine egg and milk.  Add to dry mixture; mix well.  Pat frankfurters dry with paper towels.  Dip franks into batter with tongs, being careful to coat all sides.  Let excess batter drip off.  Drop 1 or 2 at a time into hot oil in mini-fryer.  Fry until golden, about 1 minute on each side.  Insert wooden skewer in end of each.  Serve hot, with mustard, if desired.

 

Potato Pups

 

8 Hot dogs

2 C Mashed potatoes

1/2 tsp. dry mustard

 

Split hot dogs the long way not quite all the way through.  Fill split opening with mashed potatoes mixed with dry mustard.  Sprinkle the top with paprika.  Bake in 375-degree oven for about 15 minutes or until heated through and slightly browned on top.  Can also be topped with some grated cheese.

 

Not everyone considers a dog to be man's best friend.  Some Cubs might consider insects to be pretty good buddies.  And for those who do, a recipe for our insect lovin' Cubs

 

Cat Snacks
Circle 10 Council

 

Use cookie cutters to cut toast into bone shapes for "doggy snacks" and fish shapes for "kitty snacks."

 

Cat Face
Circle 10 Council

 

1/2 peach (head), almonds (ears), cherries (eyes), raisin (nose), stick pretzels (whiskers).  Create cat faces using the ideas above or a variety of other items.

 

Peanut Butter Caterpillars

Banana

2 TBS Peanut Butter

Grape

 

Peel and slice a banana. Spread slices with peanut or sesame butter and connect the slices.  Add a grape up front for the head ("gluing" with more peanut butter.)

 

While we have our Cubs in the kitchen making treats, let's not forget to make a few yummy treats for our furry friends.

 

Doggone Good Treats!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup powdered milk

1 tsp. fresh minced garlic or garlic powder

1 Tbsp. Wheat Germ

1 tsp. unsalted beef bullion granules

1 egg

1/2 cup ice water

Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Combine all dry ingredients together in a bowl.  Mix in egg & enough ice water for dough to form a ball.  Pat or spread until dough is 1/2" thick.  Cut into desired shapes, and place on lightly floured pan (use wheat flour only) and bake 25 to 35 minutes.  Cool & treat your dog.

 

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