For our Young Women's activity last night, we cooked a dinner for our missionaries. We met at one of the girl's homes and we went to cooking.
First we made the main dish, which was Spaghetti Casserole. I got this recipe from a book my mom used when I was young. My mom passed the book down to me, as it is now out of print...for obvious reasons. The book is called, "How I Feed My Family On $16 A Week (And Have Meet, Fish or Poultry on the Table Every Night)" by Jo Ann York.
3 oz spaghetti
1/4 pound ground beef
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 onion chopped
1/2 green pepper chopped
1/4 cup mushrooms, sliced
dash of pepper
1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
dash of leaf oregano
1 tablespoon parsley flakes
1 8 oz tomato sauce
3 oz Velveeta cheese cubed
Heat oven to 325
Cook spaghetti according to pkg directions, drain and set aside. Brown beef drain and set aside.
Heat oil in a 1 1/2 qt oven casserole. Saute, covered the onion, garlic, green pepper and mushrooms, til soft.
Add pepper sugar, Worcestershire, oregano, parsley flakes, tomato sauce and cheese. Cook, stirring over a low flame til cheese melts.
Add cooked spaghetti and browned beef and mix well.
Bake, covered for 30 mins.
After it was made, we divided into two containers (since we have two sets of missionaries). I just bought a bagged Caesar salad kit to go with the spaghetti.
The next task was dessert. I have a recipe that my grandmother use to make all the time. I now make it A LOT! The ingredients can always be on hand, and it is really quite simple, and EVERYONE loves, LOVEs this!
Heat 1 cup kayro syrup and 1 cup sugar til sugar is dissolved. Remove from burner and add 1 cup peanut butter and mix well. Add 6 cups krispie rice cereal. Press into cake pan. In microwave, heat about a cup of chocolate chips and about 1 cup butterscotch chips in the microwave in 30 second intervals until melted. Spread onto the top of the cereal mix.
We all had a really fun time with this activity. The girls have been wanting to do more service activities, and this was a fun service for them to do, plus they were able to learn some cooking skills and obtain some new recipes.