Make It, Eat It Try It: Back to Brownie Programs
Source- "Try-Its for Brownie Girl Scouts" Handbook & BHGSSU
While the most important reason to eat is because you need energy, food can also be a lot of fun to grow, prepare, and especially to eat. Below are two different activities for this try it. You can do either one or both, it's up to you.
1. Baked Apples:
For this activity you can book the Home Economics/Cooking Studio at Columbia Middle School through the Board of Education (908-464-1718). You will need to complete a facilities form. Please remember to "leave it better than you found it".
You will need:
- 1 baking apple for each person
- 1/4 cup unsweetened apple juice for each apple
- 2 tablespoons of raisiins for each apple
- 1 Marshmallow for each apple
- 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- Baking dishes
- A knife
- Have an adult help you peel the apple halfway down. Core the apple almost to its bottom.
- Stuff the cored apple with the raisins.
- Put the apple in a baking dish & pour the juice over the apple.
- Sprinkle the apple with a little cinnamon.
- Bake the apple in a 3750F oven for 40-45 minutes. Put a marshmallow on top of the apple and let it melt.
- Check that the apple is tender, but not mushy.
- Enjoy this treat hot or cold.
2. Recipe Book:
You will need:
- Construction Paper (2 sheets per girl)
- Glue or tape
- Some string or yarn
- Hole puncher
- Cut out pictures from magazines of different food products. Cut out letters from a newspaper or magazine that spell out the words "My Recipe Book" and your first name. Glue the spelled out words onto one piece of construction paper(this will be the front cover) and the pictures onto both pieces of construction paper. Create any design you like.
- Cover the construction paper with a clear book cover or contact paper.
- Collect & add recipes that your friends and family have shared with you.
- Punch out 2 holes on the left hand side of your construction paper & recipe pages with the hole puncher. Note: The first hole should be about 2-3 inches down from the top of the paper & the second hole should be about 2-3 inches up from the bottom of the paper.
- To bind your book, insert your string or yarn into the first hole and then the second and finish by tying a bow.
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