Monday, January 23, 2012

Fortune Cookies

I made these to celebrate Chinese New Year at the Library story time tomorrow. The recipe is from Paula Deen.

2 egg whites
1/2 cup sifted flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 tablespoons water
Beat egg whites until foamy. Add other ingredients and beat until smooth. Spread 1 tablespoon of batter into a 4" circle on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Only put three circles of batter on the pan at a time. Bake at 400° for 5-6 minutes. Remove from oven. Working quickly take one cookie off the pan, put the fortune inside, fold the cookie in half and then in half again. Place in a muffin pan, repeat with the other two cookies and leave them there until they cool. These could be used as Valentines, April Fool's Day jokes, birthday parties or any other occasion. Some of the fortunes are listed below.

Don't ever be too full to eat dessert.
You will be a good friend.
Warm cookies and milk are good for you.
Take a nap with a blanket today.
Your parents love everything about you.
Hold hands when you go somewhere.
Don't take things that aren't yours.
Sleep in your clothes so you will be dressed in the morning.
When you want something special, ask your grandma.
Wash your hands before you eat.
A great person was born on your birthday--YOU.
Always obey your parents.
This cookie is not as sweet as you.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Omelet in a Bag

We let our kids and grandkids make these and thus, everyone can make them the way they want.

Place 2 eggs, onions, cheese, ham, bacon, hash browns or anything else you desire, in a 1 quart ziplock bag. Seal the bag, making sure all the air is out. Squish the bag with your hands until it is mixed well and drop the bags into a large pot of boiling water. Let bags boil for 13-15 minutes until eggs are cooked. Open the bag and roll the omelet out onto a plate. Make sure names are written on each bag with a black Sharpie pen.