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Baloo's Bugle

March 2006 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 13, Issue 8
April 2007 Theme

Theme: Cub Cafe
Webelos: Family Membe & Sportsman
Tiger Cub
Activities

 

CUB GRUB AND FUN FOODS

The Cardboard Box Oven
Russ, Timucua District

A cardboard box will make an oven -- and it works just as well as your oven at home! There are different ways to make a cardboard box oven.

The copy paper Box Oven

  • The cardboard boxes that hold 10 reams of 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper, or 10 reams of 8 1/2 by 14 inch paper, will make very nice box ovens.
  • Line the inside of the box and lid with aluminum foil.
  • Use a sponge to dab some Elmer's glue around the inside and cover to hold the foil in place.
  • Make a couple holes in the cover to let the combustion gases out, and make a few holes around the sides near the bottom, to let oxygen in. 
  • Make a tray to hold the charcoal using one or two metal pie plates.
  • You can either make feet for a single pie plate using nuts and bolts, or bolt two pie plates together bottom to bottom.
  • Cut a couple coat hangers to make a rack to hold up the cooking pan. Poke the straight pieces of coat hanger through once side, and into the other. Two pieces will usually do fine.
  • Put several lit briquettes on the pie pan,
  • Put your cooking pan on the rack, and place the cover on top.
  • The first time you use this box oven, check it a few times to make sure that enough oxygen is getting in, and enough gases are escaping, to keep the charcoal burning. 

For all box ovens:

  • Control the baking temperature of the oven by the number of charcoal briquettes used. Each briquette supplies ~40 degrees of heat (a 360 degree temperature will take ~9 briquettes).  
  • Experiment! Build an oven to fit your pans –
  • Or your menu: Bake bread, brownies, roast chicken, pizza or a coffee cake.
  • Construct a removable oven top or oven door.
  • Punch holes on opposite sides of the oven and run coat hanger wire through to make a grill to hold baking pans.

Hot Dog Octopus
Russ, Timucua District
This is always a favorite at Day Camp  CD

Ingredients

  • Weiner
  • A sharp knife

Note: If the Cubs haven't earned their whittling chip yet, have an adult perform the cutting operation(s). Caution those Cubs who use knives to handle them properly.

Directions:

  • Cut the bottom 3/4 of a wiener into 8ths, using vertical cuts. Leave the top 1/4 intact.
  • Boil the wiener as you normally would.
  • When done, the Cubs now have a crazy octopus with wavy arms!

Pancake Faces
Great Salt Lake Council

Ingredients:

  • Pancake batter
  • Food color
  • Favorite pancake toppings

Directions:

  • Heat griddle.
  • Mix up your favorite pancake batter.
  • In a small bowl pour a cup of the pancake batter and mix in a food color.
  • Spray the griddle with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Using a spoon, with the colored batter, make eyes, nose and mouth on the griddle (pancake size).
  • Pour the regular pancake batter on top covering the face.
  • When the edges are crisp and the bubbles are popping on top, turn the pancake.
  • Voile! You have a face! Try making aliens, monsters or your favorite animal.
  • Serve with your favorite pancake toppings.

Grilled Cheese Dippers
Great Salt Lake Council

Ingredients:

  • White or wheat bread
  • Softened butter or margarine
  • American cheese singles
  • Swiss cheese singles
  • Mild salsa

Directions:

  • Heat griddle.
  • Spread butter or margarine on the outside of the bread.
  • Place a slice of American cheese on the inside of one slice of bread and the Swiss cheese on the top of the American cheese;
  • Place the unbuttered side of the other slice of bread on the top of the cheeses.
  • Place the sandwich on the hot griddle and cook until golden brown, turn and cook the other side as well.
  • Move to a cutting board and let cool for 5 minutes.
  • Dish the salsa into a small dish.
  • Cut the sandwich into 4 rectangle strips.
  • To eat, dip the sandwich strips into the salsa.

Super Kiss
Russ, Timucua District

Ingredients (makes two to four kisses)

  • Butter or margarine, 1 stick
    Miniature marshmallow, 1 package, 16 ounces
    Plain or chocolate crisp rice cereal, 12 cups

Equipment:

Large plastic kitchen funnels, two or more
Ribbon of choice
Large saucepan,
large spoon
Cookie sheet,
plastic wrap
Scissors
measuring cup

Directions:

  • Coat inside of plastic funnels with butter or margarine and cover cookie sheet with plastic wrap; set both aside.
  • Melt butter or margarine in saucepan over a low to medium heat; add marshmallows.
  • Heat until marshmallows are completely melted, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat and add cereal;
  • Stir until cereal is well coated.
  • Cool slightly, but not completely.
  • Lightly butter fingers; press mixture into plastic funnel.

Note: Using more than one funnel at a time will speed up shaping process.

  • Place filled funnel on plastic-covered cookie sheet.
  • Let cool.
  • Unmold kiss and cover with plastic wrap closed.

Bugs On A Log
Russ, Timucua District

Ingredients

Celery
Peanut butter or cottage cheese
Raisins, sunflower or sesame seeds

Directions:

Stuff celery with the peanut butter or cottage cheese. Sprinkle with raisins or seeds and enjoy.

Chocolate Spiders
Russ, Timucua District

Ingredients

1 12 oz. bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 6 oz. bag butterscotch chips
1 7 oz. can salted peanuts
1 3 oz. can chow mein noodles

Directions:

  • In a medium saucepan over very low heat, melt the chocolate and butterscotch chips.
  • Quickly stir in the peanuts and chow mein noodles.
  • Drop by spoonfuls on wax paper and refrigerate until hard.

Cheesy Chili Success
Russ, Timucua District

Ingredients

1 bag Success Rice
1 can Hormel Chili No Beans
1 cup process cheese spread
1/2 cup sour cream
chopped red bell pepper
Tomato slices

Directions:

  • Cook rice according to package.
  • Drain and set aside.
  • Combine other ingredients in pan and heat until cheese is melted.
  • Stir to blend well.
  • Serve over rice. 
  • Garnish with peppers & tomato.

Serves 4

Cheesers
Russ, Timucua District

Ingredients

tortillas
Monterey Jack cheese
Salsa

Directions:

  • Heat a tortilla in skillet; place cheese and salsa on top.
  • Place another tortilla on top,
  • Flip tortillas and heat until cheese is melted.
  • Cut in 4's and eat as you make the next one.

Easy Quesadillas
San Gabriel Valley-Long Beach Area-Verdugo Hills Councils

Directions:

  • Mix one can of cheddar cheese soup, 1/2 cup salsa and 1 pound cut up cooked chicken or turkey. 
  • Warm 3 minutes in the microwave. 
  • Scoop onto tortillas and fold the tortilla in half. 
  • Place on a cookie sheet. 
  • Cook 5 minutes in a 400 degree oven.  Eat and enjoy!

Yummy Cookies
San Gabriel Valley-Long Beach Area-Verdugo Hills Councils

Directions:

  • Melt 1 package of butterscotch chips (2 cups) and 1 cup peanut butter in the microwave about 2 minutes or until the chips melt when stirred. 
  • Quickly put in 6 cups of corn flakes and gently stir until all the cornflakes are coated. 
  • Drop the cookies onto a cookie sheet that was lined with wax paper. 

Freeze for 5 minutes and then eat!!! 

Pizza Roll Ups
Great Salt Lake Council

Ingredients:

  • Slices of pepperoni
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Refrigerated crescent rolls
  • Warmed pasta sauce or pizza sauce

Directions:

  • Heat the oven to 375 °.
  • Remove the dough from the can and separate into 8 triangles.
  • Stretch out each triangle a little bit with your fingers.
  • Put three pepperoni slices lengthwise down the center of each triangle.
  • Put about a tablespoon of cheese on top of each triangle.
  • Roll up each of the triangles, starting with the shortest side and rolling to the opposite point.
  • Put rolls point side down on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 10 to 14 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Pour pasta or pizza sauce into small individual bowls.
  • Serve the crescents with the warmed sauce for dipping.

MAC & STUFF
Russ, Timucua District

Ingredients

1 box Macaroni and Cheese 
4 hot dogs. sliced
1 1/4 cups water
2 T. margarine
2 cups Stove Top chicken flavor Stuffing Mix
1 cup thawed frozen peas

Directions:

  • Prepare Mac and cheese dinner as directed on box.
  • Meanwhile bring water, peas, hot dogs, and margarine to boil in large saucepan.
  • Stir in stuffing mix, cover, remove from heat,
  • Let stand 5 minutes.
  • Stir stuffing mixture into macaroni and cheese dinner.

Serves 6.

Spicy Chicken Wings 
Russ, Timucua District

Ingredients

Marinade  16-24 chicken wings
1/2 cup tomato sauce
2 T. herb vinegar
1/4 cup vegetable. oil
1 tsp. garlic powder or minced garlic
1 tsp. Tabasco ** 
1 tsp. celery seed or celery salt
1/2 cup brown sugar**
6 peppercorns or 1 tsp. pepper (black or white)
1/2 tsp. chili powder**

** vary amounts to your taste.

Directions:

  • Combine marinade ingredients and bring to boil;
  • Let cool..
  • Cut the wings at the joints for finger eating
  • Submerge the chicken wings in marinade in a zip-lock bag and refrigerate or cool in the ice box for 3 hr.
  • Preheat broiler or start the charcoal.  You need 30-40 minutes for charcoal.
  • Arrange wings on broiler or grill.
  • Brush with marinade and broil 4-10 minutes on each side, or until crispy.
  • Check broiler or grill often.

Hot Fudge
San Gabriel Valley-Long Beach Area-Verdugo Hills Councils

Directions:

  • Mix 1 can sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated) and two cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Place in microwave for 1 minute
  • Heat for 1 more minute or until chocolate chips melt when stirred. 
  • Stir in 1/4 cup milk until the milk is fully mixed in. 
  • Serve warm over ice cream.  Umm umm good!!

Cookie Painting
San Gabriel Valley-Long Beach Area-Verdugo Hills Councils

  • Buy refrigerated sugar cookie dough or make your favorite recipe. 
  • Roll into “canvasses” or rectangles about 5 or 6 inches long.  
  • Place the cookies on a greased cookie sheet. 
  • Paint with colored egg yolk paint (an egg yolk blended with 4 or 5 drops of food coloring) using a different paint brush for each color. 
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until the sides of the canvas are golden brown.  
  • If you put the paint on thick it will look like stained glass!!

Easy Ice Cream
San Gabriel Valley-Long Beach Area-Verdugo Hills Councils

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle 2 liters fruit flavored soda pop
  • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk.
  • Ice cream freezer, ice, ice-cream salt

Directions:

  • Pour the soda pop and the condensed milk into the freezer container and mix thoroughly
  • Freeze the mixture according to freezer directions.

 


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