Volume 6 Issue 4
November 1999


Red and Green Fizz
Viking Council

Food coloring is useful for adding novelty to clear drinks, such as 7-Up. Just a few drops of red will color the drink. Make colorful ice cubes by mixing a few drips of green into the water you use in the tray. (Or use 7-Up in the tray, so the ice doesn't dilute the drink.)

Santa Pizza
Viking Council

Your den will love this easy snack! Buy a plain cheese frozen pizza, and use the following ingredients to decorate it before baking.

Hair and beard - shredded white cheese and sliced onion

Eyes - black olive halves

Eyebrows - green pepper strips

Nose - cherry tomato half

Cheeks - pepperoni slices

Viking Council

In Jewish tradition the "Festival of Lights, or Hanukkah" is an eight-day celebration. It commemorates the victory of the Jews over the Assyrians and the rededication of the temple of Jerusalem. Families gather, special foods are cooked, and gifts are given each day. The children love to play games with dreidels. Find out more about this holiday from your Jewish friends.

Dreidels to eat" push a toothpick all the way through a miniature marshmallow. The stick the point into the base of a chocolate Hershey Kiss.


A fun inexpensive way to package the holiday cookies is to get a large gallon pickle jar. I got 8 of these from elementary school cafeterias. I bought a pack of ten of cellulose sponges (those really cheap ones). I took my Christmas cookie cutters and traced the shape onto the sponge. I then used paint and the shaped sponges (Christmas tree, reindeer, sleigh, snowman) and sponged the design onto the jars. Each one of my cubs got these as a gift from me. And filling up the jars was no problem since I always make way too many cookies. If a gallon jar is just to big, use a large mayonnaise jar.

Cracker Jacks


3 qt. popped corn
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. butter
1/4 c. corn syrup
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/8 tsp. cream of tartar

Cook all except popped corn over medium heat to 260 degrees or hard ball.
Boil slowly. Pour over popped corn. Put in 200 degree oven for 1 hour.
Stir 3 times during the hour. Let cool.

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