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Baloo's Bugle

September 2005 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 12, Issue 2
October 2005 Theme

Theme: To The Rescue
Webelos: Citizen & Showman
  Tiger Cub
Activities

CUB GRUB

Hot “Hero” Sandwich

San Gabriel, Long Beach Area, Verdugo Hills Councils

Ingredients:

  • 4 crispy fried bacon slices
  • ½ cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup dry roasted peanuts
  • ½ teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 4 English muffins or 8 slices of bread, toasted

Directions

    • Mix mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce and celery salt in a bowl.
    • Stir in cheese, onions and peanuts. (Watch for allergies)
    • Crumble bacon into mixture. Stir.
    • Fill each sandwich with ½ cup of the cheese mixture.
    • Place one sandwich on a paper napkin and microwave on high 20 to 25 seconds.
    • Makes 4 servings.

Fire Hose

(Santa Clara County Council)

Ingredients:

  • 1½ cups apple juice
  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 3 oz. package any flavor Jell-O
  • Ice cubes

Directions

    • Heat half the apple juice to boiling.
    • Add the Jell-O and stir to dissolve.
    • Soften unflavored gelatin in remaining apple juice and add to hot Jell-O.
    • Stir to dissolve.
    • Add ice cubes and stir until melted.
    • Refrigerate 15 minutes.
    • Spoon into a Zip-Loc bag.
    • Cover cookie sheet with plastic wrap.
    • Cut corner off plastic bag and squeeze out small amount of Jell-O in shape of a hose.
    • Chill 2 hours.
    • Eat!!

Firehouse Chili Dog Casserole

San Gabriel, Long Beach Area, Verdugo Hills Councils

 “It's like eating a chili dog, but with a fork."

Ingredients:

  • 8 hot dog buns
  • 8 hot dogs
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chili
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions

    • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
    • Lightly grease a 9x13” baking dish.
    • Tear up the hot dog buns and arrange the pieces in the bottom of the dish evenly.
    • Slice the hot dogs into bite size pieces and layer the pieces over the buns.
    • Pour the chili over the hot dogs,
    • Sprinkle with the chopped onion,
    • Then spread some mustard over the chili and the onion.
    • Top off with the cheese.
    • Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 30 minutes.
    • Original recipe yield: 6 to 8 servings

Firefighter Chili Cheese Dip

San Gabriel, Long Beach Area, Verdugo Hills Councils

Ingredients:

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chili
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions

    • In the bottom of a 9” microwave safe round baking dish, spread the cream cheese.
    • Top the cream cheese with an even layer of chili.
    •  Sprinkle Cheddar cheese over the chili.
    • Heat in the microwave on high heat 5 minutes, or until the cheese has melted.
    • Serve with your favorite chips or vegetables.

Chili

Get a package of any of the various Alarm Chilis (e.g. 3 Alarm) and mix and serve according to directions

9-1-1 Nachos

Greater St. Louis Area Council

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Ground beef browned,  Drain grease
  • 1 lb Velveeta Cheese, melted
  • Tabasco sauce to taste
  • Jalapenos (or other) diced to taste
  • Chips
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes

Directions:

    • Mix ground Beef, cheese Rotel tomatoes, peppers, and Tabasco in Dutch Oven or large pot and \
    • Simmer until bubbly
    • Serve with Tortilla Nacho chips
    • Serves 8

Campfire Pizza-

Greater St. Louis Area Council

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ lb. Ground beef
  • 1 package of pizza mix (complete with sauce)
  • ½ lb. Mozzarella cheese; grated
  • Olives; sliced

Directions:

    • Brown beef in open skillet and set aside to remain warm.
    • Mix pizza dough as directed and divide into 8 equal portions
    • Form these portions into crust pieces about the size of doughnuts but of enough size to allow placing all 8 into two Dutch Ovens
    • Place ground beef and cheese on the crusts;
    • Pour tomato sauce from the pizza mix on each crust
    • Then add sliced olives on top
    • Bake as directed or 25 to 30 minutes
    • Serves 8

Variations: Use sausage instead of beef or place chopped pieces of peppers on top of sauce to give your pizza a little FIRE!

Hero Sandwich #1

Timucua District, North Florida Council

  • Cut a loaf of French bread in half lengthwise.
  • Layer on slices of ham, salami, and cheese.
  • Or maybe turkey. 
  • Top with lettuce and sliced tomatoes.
  • Add onions, pickles, and hot peppers, if desired.
  • Spread on mayonnaise or mustard. 

Hero Sandwich #2

Timucua District, North Florida Council

  • Cut a loaf of French bread in half lengthwise.
  • Layer on slices of ham, salami, and Provolone, Swiss or American cheese.
  • Top with lettuce and sliced tomatoes.
  • Add onions, pickles, olives and hot peppers, if desired.
  • Spread on oil or mayonnaise or mustard

Banana Blaster Muffins

Timucua District, North Florida Council

Supplies:

  • Muffin Pan,
  • 2 Medium Bowls,
  • Masher,
  • Wooden Spoon,
  • Oven Mitts,
  • Cooling Rack,
  • Spatula

Ingredients:

  •  Vegetable oil cooking spray
  •  3 cups basic muffin mix
  •  1 Tbsp. sugar
  •  2 ripe bananas
  •  2 Tbsp. honey
  •  1 tsp. vanilla extract
  •  1 cup chocolate mini-chips
  •  1 egg

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Spray muffin pan with vegetable oil cooking spray.
  • Put muffin mix and sugar in a medium bowl.
  • Stir well with the wooden spoon. Set aside.
  • In the other bowl, mash the bananas with the masher.
  • Add the egg, honey, and vanilla extract and stir.
  • Add the banana mixture to the bowl with the muffin mix.
  • Stir with the wooden spoon to combine until the dry mix is no longer visible.
  • Use the wooden spoon to fold in the chocolate mini-chips.
  • Fill the cups in the muffin pan evenly, so they are about 2/3 full.
  • Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until muffins are golden brown.
  • Have an adult use the oven mitts to remove the muffin pan from the oven.
  • Place the pan on the cooling rack and let cool for 5 minutes.
  • Use the spatula to loosen the muffins and remove from pan.

Crispy Marshmallow Ghosts

Timucua District, North Florida Council

Ingredients:

  •  1/3 cup Butter
  •  6 cups Miniature marshmallows
  •  1 tsp. Vanilla
  •  8 cups Crispy rice cereal
  •  2 ounces Semisweet chocolate –chopped for ICING:
  •  1 cup Granulated sugar
  •  3 Tbsp. Water
  •  1 Egg white
  •  1 pinch Cream of tartar
  •  1 pinch Salt
  •  ½ tsp. Vanilla

Directions:

For Icing:

  • In top of double boiler over boiling water, combine sugar, water, egg white, cream of tartar and salt.
  • With electric mixer, beat at high speed for 7 minutes or until stiff glossy peaks form.
  • Fold in vanilla.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until thickened.

For Ghosts:

  • In saucepan, melt butter over medium heat;
  • stir in marshmallows until smooth.
  • Stir in vanilla.
  • Scrape into large bowl; stir in cereal until coated.
  • Set bowl over saucepan of boiling water.
  • Using rubber gloves, shape cereal mixture into 4-inch long ghost shapes.
  • Let stand for about 30 minutes or until firm.
  • Spread with icing;
  • let stand for about 30 minutes or until set.

Decorating

  • In top of double boiler over hot (not boiling) water, melt chocolate;
  • Pipe chocolate onto ghosts to make faces.
  • Decorate by drawing faces with chocolate, or use candies and licorice strings.

For Jack-O-Lanterns instead of ghosts:

  • Add orange food coloring with vanilla;
  • Shape into 1-1/2 inch balls.
  • Create face with currants, red fruit leather, and licorice shoestrings and twists.

Sewer Worms

Timucua District, North Florida Council

Ingredients:

  • 1 package lime gelatin powder
  • Frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • Gummy worms
  • 1 frozen waffle, toasted

Directions:

  • Cut a circle out of the middle of the waffle to fit the top of a clear, 8 oz glass.
  • Prepare the gelatin as directed but do not chill.
  • Combine ½ cup of the prepared gelatin with ½ cup whipped topping.
  • Place in clear glass. Top with gummy worms.
  • Place waffle cutout on top of glass as top of sewer and top with a dollop of whipped topping.

Cool Down Punch

Timucua District, North Florida Council

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz. package strawberry or raspberry Jell-O
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2½ cups of water
  • 10 oz. frozen fruit
  • 6 oz. frozen lemonade concentrate
  • 1 large bottle carbonated beverage

Directions:

  • Boil 2 ½ cups of water.
  • Pour over Jell-O and stir until dissolved.
  • Stir in cold water, frozen fruit, and frozen lemonade
  • Stir until thawed.
  • Add carbonated beverage.



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